A Darker Shade of Blue

A Darker Shade of Blue

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Synopsis

John Harvey has been described as the master of British crime and inA Darker Shade of Bluehe has collected together some of his very best writing.

From the killing fields of the East Midlands to the mean streets of London, from the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho to the barren fenlands of East Anglia, this is a world of broken families and run-down estates, revenge killings and prostitution, drugs, guns and corruption; a world of overstretched police forces and underpaid detectives, men and women who strive nonetheless for a kind of justice; a world in which everything, even friendship, has a price.

Featuring characters like Frank Elder, who tried to turn his back on police work and failed; Jack Kiley, ex-copper and one-time professional footballer, now a London-based PI; and the renowned jazz loving and much-loved Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, John Harvey's finely-crafted vignettes perfectly encapsulate life in the badlands of modern Britain.

Book information

ISBN: 9780434020331
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: William Heinemann
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 632g
Height: 240mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 34mm