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John Harvey has been described as the master of British crime and in A Darker Shade of Blue he 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.
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'Harvey is a master craftsman.' --The Guardian
'Terrific tales' --The Independent on Sunday
'An exceptional batch of offerings' --Time Out
A collection of short stories from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and Sunday Times bestseller.
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Book Description Arrow, 2010. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110099548240
Book Description Arrow, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099548240