I read a later novel in the Resnick series and was impressed enough that I
decided to read them all in order. So far I've just read the first, which
is "Lonely Hearts". I haven't read nearly enough British police
procedurals to rank Harvey against all the others, but I personally put him
up there with Robinson and Rankin, two other high profile authors I enjoy.
My paperback copy of "Lonely Hearts" has blurbs saying "John Harvey's
Resnick novels are far and away the finest British police procedurals yet
written - GQ" and "John Harvey's Inspector Charlie Resnick sequence has set
the benchmark for the British police procedural - Val McDermid" for what
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 4:30 PM, <DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net> wrote:
> In this morning's Washington Post, Patrick Anderson reviewed John
> Harvey's Cold in Hand, featuring the return of his series character
> Charlie Resnick
> 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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