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'Forty eight hours that's what they reckon isn't it Forty eight hours If you don't find them in that likely they're sodding dead'A cabbie's just been beaten up there's a drunk and disorderly in the interview room and a possible child abuser on the way The Charlie Resnick series is one of my favorite British police procedurals Resnick is a rather gentle sad complicated smart and intuitive man which somehow makes him a great detective and attractive I have read all the series now missed this one somehow earlier They are well written with fleshed out characters and interesting plot twists This one hands out subtle clues and doesn t send you down too many rabbit holes The ending left me desperately trying to recall what happened next Guess I ll have to head to the library to see if I can borrow the one that will tell me

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Cold Light Charles Resnick #6

In Nothing unusual there then just a pretty normal Christmas holiday for DI Resnick and his teamNormal that is until Dana Matthieson calls to report her flatmate Nancy missingDana's had a pretty grim Christmas herself she's been sexually harassed by This was my first Charlie Resnick novel and I remember being pretty impressed Harvey s one of the rare genre writers in this case crime fiction who transcends genre Cold Light in some ways reminds you of Ed McBain s cop novels The main story the tragic disappearance of young woman on Christmas Eve is told from a variety of viewpoints with numerous side stories that in the end contribute rather than detract from the main story Harvey s eye for detail is impressive Cold Light takes place in the early 90s the tale end of Thatcher s England What a bleak place and time This is underscored immediately as a young woman crawls out from underneath her sleeping common law husband Her life is already sad even though she s not yet out of her teens The government housing they live in with two small children is freezing and wet Her husband is abusive and getting worse as hope is not even a glimmer in his devastated life Across town there is the near death by beating of a taxi driver and police detective Charlie Resnick mulls over his jazz collection but is probably dodging the extreme loneliness of his life Eventually there is a murder and it involves that most overused of crime figures a serial killer But in Harvey s hands it becomes something new given his attention to character dialogue and setting making the heartbreak of a lost life that much keener and real This is a reissue from the Bloody Brits seriesof a formerly out of print book It s good to see it back out in ciruclation

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Her boss and may even have lost her job as well as her friend Pretty soon the police have proof that Nancy was kidnapped and then as the New Year celebrations wind down the first tape arrives and Resnick knows they're dealing with a dangerous psychopa 35 stars A decent book but 23 years old I prefer to read mysteries which were written closer to the present My one criticism is that the ending is rather abrupt


10 thoughts on “Cold Light Charles Resnick #6

  1. says:

    This was a fastpaced murder and kid knapping mystery It took place in London England The character development was wonderful The suspense was very good It kept me at the edge of my seat I recommend this book highly Enjoy and Be Blessed Diamond

  2. says:

    The Charlie Resnick series is one of my favorite British police procedurals Resnick is a rather gentle sad complicated smart and intuitive man which somehow makes him a great detective and attractive I have read all the series now missed this one somehow earlier They are well written with fleshed out characters

  3. says:

    Cold Light by John HarveyAnother very good novel in the Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick series set in Nottingham As expected we find Charlie still living alone in the formal matrimonial home with his cats and the occasional jazz music when he has time to relax It’s Christmas when Nancy Phelon goes missing following a Christ

  4. says:

    This is a detailed and competent police procedural with generally strong writing You really get a sense of how law enforcement operates and the burdens it places on police both professionally and personally It's readable if perhaps a bit over

  5. says:

    This was my first Charlie Resnick novel and I remember being pretty impressed Harvey's one of the rare genre writers in this case crime fiction who transcends genre Cold Light in some ways reminds you of Ed McBain's cop no

  6. says:

    A very satisfying police procedural from the master British crime writer and I don't for a minute mean to damn with faint praise In this book pretty much smack in the middle of the Inspector Charlie Resnick series our protag

  7. says:

    Most book series reuire the reader to start at the beginning because of development of characterization But with John Harvey's engag

  8. says:

    Another satisfying Charlie Resnick novel We continue to learn about Charlie and are treated to an interesting story These books mak

  9. says:

    35 stars A decent book but 23 years old I prefer to read mysteries which were written closer to the present My one criticism is that

  10. says:

    I like this series and

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