RARA-AVIS: John Harvey and British police procedurals

From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 15 Sep 2008

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    In this morning's Washington Post, Patrick Anderson reviewed John Harvey's Cold in Hand, featuring the return of his series character Charlie Resnick
    (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/14/ AR2008091402406.html).

    In the course of the review, Anderson say that Harvey's "Resnick books were widely viewed as the best police procedurals ever written in England." Are they that good? Should they be read in order? Is Bleeding Hearts the first? I think I have that around here somewhere.

    What about Bill James? I seem to remember some recommendations of him around these parts. And I know Jim really likes Wainwright, John, I think. How do they measure up?


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