RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Theme of the Month

From: Kate Derie ( katederie@mac.com)
Date: 11 Jun 2002

It appears that no one has mentioned author John Harvey, whose Charlie Resnick series features a "lone wolf" police DI in the mean streets of Nottingham. All around excellent stuff. I would recommend reading in order, or at least reading the first one first (Lonely Hearts) as later books refer back to the events of this book quite a bit. I think my personal favorite is Cutting Edge (#3) -- certainly an unforgettable motive or perhaps motif. Resnick is a jazz buff and refers to his favorites frequently, so you'll have a sound track to play as you read. Harvey recently called a halt to the series after 12 (?) books, alas. I'll have to do some rereading in honor of our theme.

BTW, I am another who was persuaded by miker's passionate review of The Last Good Kiss into finally pulling it off the TBR shelf. I don't think I have anything to say that can add to what's already been said, except that I will be reading more by Crumley.

Kate Derie

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