copyright 2006; Harcourt publishers, New York; "A Frank Elder mystery"; hardbound with forest green and grey boards and black lettering along spine; very good condition, appears unread; dust jacket good.
Harvey has published over 100 books under various names, and has worked on scripts for TV and radio. He started writing in the 1970s when he produced a variety of pulp fiction including westerns. He also ran Slow Dancer Press from 1977 to 1999 publishing poetry. His own poetry has been published in a number of chapbooks and two collections, "Ghosts of a Chance" and "Bluer Than This", published by Smith/Doorstop. In 2014 Smith/Doorstop published a New & Selected Poems, "Out of Silence".
The first Resnick novel, Lonely Hearts, was published in 1989, and was named by The Times as one of the 100 Greatest Crime Novels of the Century. Harvey brought the series to an end in 2014 with Darkness, Darkness, which he dramatised for the stage and which was produced at Nottingham Playhouse in 2014. Resnick has also made peripheral appearances in Harvey's new Frank Elder series.
Former cop Frank Elder is once more drawn out of retirement by a phone call from his ex-wife, this time asking him to look into the disappearance of her friend Jennie's older, widowed sister Claire in Nottingham. Elder reluctantly agrees...soon uncovers sexual secrets of Claire's that take Jennie by surprise. But when Claire is found dead at home - unmarked and carefully dressed - it is Elder who is surprised by the similarities to an old case...