Series: Charlie Resnick

Author: John Harvey

Lonely Hearts (1995)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 1
“Got to be more to life than sex and violence, hasn’t there?”Lonely Hearts, from British author John Harvey, is the first novel in the long-running Charlie Resnick series. With interesting characters, the book is a good beginning, and the emphasis is on a handful of Nottingham based police detec...
Cold Light (1995)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 2
Most book series require the reader to start at the beginning because of development of characterization. But with John Harvey's engaging 6th Charlie Resnick novel, "Cold Light," those rules do not apply.A few minor adjustments to Charlie Resnick have already transpired in previous novels, but to...
Off Minor (1996)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 1
This is number four of the Charlie Resnick series. This series grows on a reader and for those that enjoy books with stories with a large amount of back story and development, then this series is for that type of reader. Also, readers that enjoy this author and Charlie Resnick would most likely...
Last Rites (1999)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 5
Charlie Resnick's last case, Last Rites is another story about modern-day cops and killers. The underlying theme, however, is about love and Charlie finally finds it with his partner Lynn Kellog. The setting is Nottingham, England that is being torn apart by violent gang warfare, corruption in th...
Wasted Years (1994)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 4
It seems ridiculous to hem in some great writers as only "genre" writers, because they're just so damned good at what they do, but at his heart that is what Harvey is: a crime writer. But what a crime writer! If you want to get a feel for what it was like in England in the 1960s, 1980s (check out...
Cutting Edge (1992)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
It's a lot darker than Rough Treatment. The streets of Nottingham are gritty, full of disaffected, frequently violent youth, but that's just the backdrop. The police work involves tracking down the person or persons who are carving up the staff of a local hospital, and a handsome but sociopathic ...
Still Waters (1997)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
John Harvey's books featuring Charlie Resnick and his crew continue to get better and better. I find it interesting through nine novels featuring these characters how Harvey leaves some threads unfinished and sometimes strangely not mentioned as often as one would think. One favorable aspect of...
Rough Treatment (1997)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 2
well, in my opinion, the story was quite simple and could have been deliciously told - instead, what we have is a roundabout way of telling one underlying story, that is at the same time overlapping with multiple other threads, most of which don't add to the main plot. Sure, this could be charact...
Living Proof (1996)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 2
This is John Harvey and Resnick at their best!As usual the action takes place in Nottingham (and I particularly enjoyed the occasional references to Loughborough!), and the beleaguered Resnick is up against it once again. A local festival is celebrating crime fiction and some classic noir films,...
Easy Meat (1997)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
Nicky Snape is a 15 year old tearaway who will steal anything from anyone. He steals his mother's money and his teacher's purse and later on breaks into a house to steal more. When the elderly owner tries to beat him off with an iron rod, Nicky takes it an beats him with it. When the old man's...