WorldCat Identities

Harvey, John 1938-

Works: 243 works in 1,294 publications in 16 languages and 31,352 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Instrumentalist, Lyricist, Performer
Classifications: PR6058.A6989, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Harvey
Most widely held works by John Harvey
Ash & bone by John Harvey( Book )

57 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder struggles with guilt when his teenage daughter's behavior deteriorates following a rape that he could have prevented, while Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch becomes suspicious that she is being stalked
Darkness & light by John Harvey( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called out of retirement once again when his ex-wife asks for his help in locating a friend's missing sister, former cop Frank Elder uncovers disturbing secrets about the woman's sexual life before discovering her dead at home
Far cry by John Harvey( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a camping holiday in Cornwall with her best friend, Heather Pierce goes missing and is found dead in a mine several days later. With no other evidence and only suspicions of foul play, her death is ruled accidental. Years later, Heather's mother has remarried, and her daughter from her second marriage nearly the same age as Heather goes missing. Is it a coincidence or is there a connection?
Cold in hand by John Harvey( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Valentine's Day, and a dispute between rival gangs leaves a teenage girl dead. Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, nearing retirement, is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout. But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on Resnick's partner, DI Lynn Kellogg, Resnick finds the line between the personal and the professional dangerously blurred. Meanwhile, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency starts to show a keen interest in one of Kellogg's murder cases--a case the agency is convinced is linked to international gun running and people trafficking. Soon Kellogg is drawn into a web of deceit and betrayal that puts both her and Resnick in mortal danger
Last rites : a novel by John Harvey( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Resnick becomes embroiled in an investigation into the disappearance of a convicted murderer, who abuptly vanishes while temporarily out of prison on compassionate leave to attend his mother's funeral
Flesh & blood by John Harvey( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder is pulled back into a 14-year-old unsolved mystery when a possible suspect is released from prison, and another girl is found dead
Cold light by John Harvey( Book )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nottingham, England, detective Charlie Resnick investigates the disappearance of a social worker after a dance and in the process has a romantic affair with her flatmate. Sixth novel in the series by the author of Lonely Hearts
Gone to ground by John Harvey( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's first thought when he saw the man's face: it was like a glove that had been pulled inside out. When police detective, Will Grayson and his partner, Helen Walker, are called upon to investigate the violent death of Stephen Bryan, a gay Cambridge academic, their first thoughts are off an ill-judged sexual encounter, of rough trade gone wrong. But as their investigation widens, their attention focuses on the biography Bryan was writing about the life and death of fifties film star, Stella Leonard, whose death from drowning, when the car she was driving skidded mysteriously off a lonely Fenland road, uncannily echoed the climax of her most notorious film, Shattered Glass. With Bryan's journalist sister egging them on, and bringing herself into mortal danger as she conducts her own investigation, Will and Helen gradually peel away the secrets of a family blighted by a lust for wealth and power and its own perverted sexuality
Good bait by John Harvey( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a 17-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime Unit. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society. Several hundred miles away in Cornwall, DI Trevor Cordon is stirred from his day-to-day duties by another tragic London fatality. Travelling to the capital, determined to establish the cause of death and trace the deceased's daughter -- an old acquaintance from Newlyn -- Cordon becomes entangled in a complicated situation of his own. A situation much closer to Karen's case than either of them will ever know
Cutting edge by John Harvey( Book )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a slasher loose in the corridors of a large urban hospital. His knowledge of anatomy is matched by his skill with a surgical blade, and his attacks are fast, furtive, and fatal. Among a welter of suspects, it's Resnick's job to keep him from killing again
Off minor by John Harvey( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two little girls are missing, two little girls of the same age but very different backgrounds who lived near one another. To Resnick, that was the only connection. Until one of them turned up dead. Fast-paced and full of the abrasive and often despairing work of cops everywhere, this is both a richly textured novel and a heart-stopping thriller
Darkness, darkness by John Harvey( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to the front line to assist in the investigation into the woman's murder - forcing him to confront his past
Still waters by John Harvey( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, Inspector Charlie Resnick investigates violence against women, several of whom have been found floating in a canal. One victim was a friend of Hannah, Resnick's girlfriend. By the author of Easy Meat
Lonely hearts by John Harvey( Book )

55 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Charlie Resnick mystery."
Rough treatment : a Charlie Resnick mystery by John Harvey( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jerzy Grabianski and Trevor Grice burglarize TV director Harold Roy's house, they find his bored wife, Maria, who becomes attracted to Jerzy. Among the valuables the thieves snatch is a kilo of cocaine which Roy, dabbling in drugs and on the verge of losing his job, has been keeping for a dealer acquaintance. Maria supplies a false description of the criminals, prompted by her interest in Jerzy, who returns to begin an affair and negotiate selling back the cocaine. Resnick concentrates heavily on the case, meanwhile contending with other crimes that include a possible Chinese feud
Wasted years by John Harvey( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of brutal robberies takes Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick back ten years. To a time when a rash of very similar incidents left him face to face with a frenzied sociopath who nearly brought his life to a premature end - and to a time when his wife ran off with her lover, putting paid to their marriage and leaving him with a psychic wound that still hasn't healed. Now with the look-alike robberies escalating in violence, Resnick fights to track the men down before they kill, just as he fights to stem the poignant memories that threaten to overwhelm him
Easy meat by John Harvey( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on youth violence in Britain, the villain being a 15-year-old boy specializing in robbing the old. Soon after his arrest he is found hanging, then the investigating police officer is killed. Inspector Resnick sets out to find the connection. A social novel as well as a mystery. By the author of Cold Light
A darker shade of blue : stories by John Harvey( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from a master of British crime fiction features tales of ex-cops and private investigators who wade through broken families, revenge, prostitution, drugs, and corruption in their search for justice
Living proof by John Harvey( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a woman slasher in Nottingham, England. She's a prostitute who knifes her clients, the last one fatally. Inspector Resnick goes after her
In a true light : a novel of crime by John Harvey( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sloane at sixty is a talented if conventionally unsuccessful painter who has just finished serving two years in an English prison for art forgery. On his return to his studio in North London he discovers among the junk mail and trash a letter forwarded to him two months earlier from an old address."--Jacket
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Darkness & lightFar cryCold in handLast rites : a novelFlesh & bloodCold lightGone to groundCutting edge
Alternative Names

controlled identityBarton, Jon, 1938-

controlled identityBrady, William S. (William Stuart)

controlled identityCoburn, L. J., 1938-

controlled identityDancer, J. B.

controlled identityHart, Jon, 1938-

controlled identityJames, William M.

controlled identityLennox, Terry, 1938-

controlled identityMann, James

controlled identityMcLaglen, John J., 1938-

controlled identityRyder, Thom, 1938-

controlled identitySandon, J. D., 1938-

Barton, Jon 1938-

Brady, William S. 1938-

Brady, William S. (William Stuart), 1938-

Brady, William Stuart 1938-

Coburn, L.J. 1938-

Dancer, J.B.

Dancer, J.B. 1938-

Hart, Jon 1938-

Hārvejs, Džons 1938-

Harvey, John

Harvey, John 1938-

Harvey, John B

Harvey, John Barton 1938-

Harvey, John (John Barton), 1938-

James, William M.

James, William M. 1938-

John Harvey britisk skribent

John Harvey Brits schrijver

John Harvey brittisk författare

John Harvey écrivain britannique

John Harvey englischer Schriftsteller

John Harvey scrittore inglese

Lennox, Terry 1938-

Mann, James

Mann, James 1938-

McLaglen, John J. 1938-

Ryder, Thom 1938-

Sandon, J.D. 1938-

Джон Харви

Харви, Джон 1938-

جان هاروی نویسنده بریتانیایی

하비, 존 1938-


ハーヴェイ, ジョン

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Japanese (2)

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