Crime Fiction John Harvey Men From Boys

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Men From Boys

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Little is perfect for the men in these seventeen crime stories and nothing is straightforward. The worlds they inhabit are as different as a deprived London housing estate and a rundown jazz joint in Manhattan, but each of them is striving to determine what is right, what will give them dignity, what will earn them self-respect. Some succeed. Others fail. In this acclaimed collection of stories, John Harvey has gathered together some of the very best names in contemporary crime writing. Together these writers answer what it is to be a father, a son, a man. Authors are: Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, John Harvey, Reginald Hill. Bill James, Dennis Lehane, Bill Moody, George P. Pelecanos, Peter Robinson, James Sallis, John Straley, Brian Thompson, Don Winslow, Daniel Woodrell, and a novella by Andrew Coburn.

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John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. His first novel featuring Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004, and a Barry Award for the Best British Crime Novel published in the US in 2004. In 2007 John Harvey was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by the University of Nottingham. To find out more about John Harvey visit his website at: www.mellotone.co.uk.

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Veteran British mystery writer Harvey assembles an impressive list of hard-boiled writers from both sides of the Atlantic, offering stories about what it means to be a man, a theme that both is nebulous enough to coax some fine individual contributions and substantial enough to enable the collection to read as a coherent whole. There's quite a range, from the merest of vignettes (Daniel Woodrell's broken account of a prodigal son and George Pelecanos' slice of the high life), to traditional suspense stories from Michael Connelly and Jeffrey Deaver, to a spare and beguiling, tip-of-the-iceberg family saga from Andrew Coburn. Other highlights from this consistently interesting collection include Mark Billingham's searing tale of initiation rituals old and new, Don Winslow's gritty rust-belt parable on the sins of the father, a haunting impressionistic road trip from James Sallis, and, from Dennis Lehane, a father-and-son reunion worthy of Jim Thompson. This bumpy ride on the cycle of violence makes a rewarding sampler for any fan of hard-boiled crime and an excellent addition to that murky masculine nongenre offsetting women's fiction. David Wright
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