Flesh & Blood

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Flesh & Blood
  • John Harvey
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 0786713593

About the Author: John Harvey

Flesh & Blood PDF/EPUB ☆ Flesh & PDF or flesh free, & kindle, blood mobile, Flesh & pdf, Flesh & BloodFlesh & Blood MOBIaka Jon Barton, William S Brady with Angus Wells , LJ Coburn with Laurence James , JB Dancer with Angus Wells , John B Harvey, William M James with Terry Harknett and Laurence James , Terry Lennox, John J McLaglen with Laurence James , James Mann, Thom Ryder, JD Sandon with Angus Wells , Jon HartJohn Harvey born December in London is a British author Flesh & PDF or of crime fiction most famous for his series of jazz influenced Charlie Resnick novels, based in the City of Nottingham Harvey has also published over books under various names, and has worked on scripts for TV and radio He also ran Slow Dancer Press from to publishing poetry The first Resnick novel, Lonely Hearts, was published in , and was named by The Times as one of the Greatest Crime Novels of the Century Harvey brought the series to an end in with Last Rites, though Resnick has since made peripheral appearances in Harvey s new Frank Elder series The protagonist Elder is a retired detective who now lives, as Harvey briefly did, in Cornwall The first novel in this series, Flesh and Blood, won Harvey the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger in , an accolade many crime fiction critics thought long overdue In he was awarded the Diamond Dagger for a Lifetime s Contribution to the genre On th July he received an honorary degree Doctor of Letters from the University of Nottingham in recognition of his literary eminence and his associations with both the University and Nottingham particularly in the Charlie Resnick novels He is also a big Notts County fan.


Flesh & BloodFlesh & Blood PDF/EPUB ☆ Flesh & PDF or flesh free, & kindle, blood mobile, Flesh & pdf, Flesh & BloodFlesh & Blood MOBIAfter his wife s betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as possible to go in England without running out of land But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of sixteen year old Susan Blacklock back inShane Donald and Alan McKeirnan, convicted just one year later for the brutal rape.

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10 thoughts on “Flesh & Blood

  1. Whitenoisemaker says:

    Not bad at all Elder is literally an elder well, from this young man s perspective at least , which seems a bit crushingly obvious, but this isn t some Hetty Wainthrop cosy murder candy floss He even gets it on a couple of times, which didn t exactly leave the happiest of images in my head but certainly gave the character a little edge.Yes, there s your fair run of crime cliches, the vulnerable single daughter, the nightmares, the charismatic psycho urging on others from behind bars, but ther Not bad at all Elder is literally an elder well, from this young man s perspective at least , which seems a bit crushingly obvious, but this isn t some Hetty Wainthrop cosy murder candy floss He even gets it on a couple of times, which didn t exactly leave the happiest of images in my head but certainly gave the character a little edge.Yes, there s your fair run of crime cliches, the vulnerable single daughter, the nightmares, the charismatic psycho urging on others from behind bars, but there s also a nice line in capturing the scummier side of Britain stopping short of the author pulling a Rankin and making you suspect every chip shop owner to be desperate to cut someone s face off.Actually one of the few books I ve read in this genre that d make me consider reading another in the series

  2. Lainy says:

    Time taken to read 1 dayPages 320Publisher Carroll Graf PublisherSource boughtBlurb from Goodreads After his wife s betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as possible to go in England without running out of land But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of sixteen year old Susan Blacklock back in 1988 Shane Donald and Alan McKeirnan, convicted just one year later for the brutal rape and murder of a Time taken to read 1 dayPages 320Publisher Carroll Graf PublisherSource boughtBlurb from Goodreads After his wife s betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as possible to go in England without running out of land But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of sixteen year old Susan Blacklock back in 1988 Shane Donald and Alan McKeirnan, convicted just one year later for the brutal rape and murder of a young girl, remain the prime suspects in Elder s mind, and when he hears of Shane s early release from prison, he feels compelled to leave his safe haven and to revisit the scene of the crime When Shane breaks parole and disappears and yet another young girl is horribly murdered, Elder s involvement becomes crucial McKiernan seems to still wield a frightening power over his ex partner even from his prison cell, and the new murder bears all the hallmarks of their earlier crime Taunted by postcards from the killer, an increasingly desperate Elder battles his own demons as he and his family are inexorably drawn into the very heart of the crime in this breakthrough novel from John Harvey, winner of the first ever Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author.My Review This is book one in the series of Detective Inspector Elder After a whole host of betrayal he left his job, family and went off to England There was a case that he could never forgot and one of the killers or a similar case is now being freed Soon another girl is found dead and Elder is being taunted, will he find the killer, will he ever get answers to his old case that never left him The opening chapter has a horrible scene with some cat so maybe if you are a bit like me and it gives you the boak, be cautious when reading Elder s daughter has tracked him down so he has a lot on his plate and trying to sort through.One thing I would note is we hear from the newly released convicted killer, his back story and follow him as he tries to get back on his feet after release It was thought, by some, he wasn t the main culprit and was actually vulnerable It is interesting to see that side.Elder gets involved in the investigation and we follow it through with insight into the old case It is a good opening to a series, I liked it but didn t love it Sex, emotions, murder, abuse, cold cases, investigation, this is a series loved by so many, I thought it was good but I didn t love it I will check out the others in the series 3.5 5 for me

  3. Colin Mitchell says:

    Having been a fan of the Charlie Resnick series, until the final story, my expectations were high for this series Frank Elder is a retired officer and, divorced and living alone in Cornwall, seemingly licking his wounds An old case sparks his attention and he makes a return visit to the Nottingham area All seems set fair for a good mystery but somehow it all fell rather flat as events out run him and he is left chasing around with little plan and it all becomes a bit of a muddle Some rather Having been a fan of the Charlie Resnick series, until the final story, my expectations were high for this series Frank Elder is a retired officer and, divorced and living alone in Cornwall, seemingly licking his wounds An old case sparks his attention and he makes a return visit to the Nottingham area All seems set fair for a good mystery but somehow it all fell rather flat as events out run him and he is left chasing around with little plan and it all becomes a bit of a muddle Some rather lurid sex scenes seem to have been added to keep the readers attention but do little for his detection skills.A good enough story but one but that is all Maybe I will try the next one as I am ever hopeful that the tied will turn 3 stars

  4. Ian Mapp says:

    Read about this author in the daily mail on crime writers He has a 10 book series of another dectective and this is the first in a trilogy of retired policeman frank elder.He was involved in a case where two youths kidnapped, raped and murdered a young girl One was very much the leader and the other was led astray Mr Led Astray is released and this re kindles Elders interest primarily because one potential victim was never found.What follows jumps between times and characters More than in Read about this author in the daily mail on crime writers He has a 10 book series of another dectective and this is the first in a trilogy of retired policeman frank elder.He was involved in a case where two youths kidnapped, raped and murdered a young girl One was very much the leader and the other was led astray Mr Led Astray is released and this re kindles Elders interest primarily because one potential victim was never found.What follows jumps between times and characters More than in other crime books the criminal is given lots of sympathy here and there is a back story on his wretched existence and how he met the main perpetrator.Elder is typical cynical ex cop with a fondness for jamesons and a broken marriage behind him I m not sure his reasons for involving himself in this new investigation are ever really explained least of all how he financed himself as he travels the length of the country.After the boys release another girl is murdered in a copycat style and all attention falls on him It transpires that the murders are committed by someone they met in prison that is trying to impress the main man and elders daughters is kidnapped and subjected to an almost identical fate.Will be interesting how this is explained in the next one.Better than the bosch series and with better story writing and backstory than probably both rankin and robinson, this won t be the last that I read

  5. David Evans says:

    Enjoyable and extremely well written crime drama following recently retired detective Frank Elder s attempt to resolve the disappearance of a 16 year old girl years ago, a case he had failed to clear up when working The release of one of a pair of serial killers jailed for torturing and killing young girls prime suspects for the unsolved disappearance galvanises Elder into undertaking some further research for his own satisfaction as well as trying to help the girl s mother, whose unresolve Enjoyable and extremely well written crime drama following recently retired detective Frank Elder s attempt to resolve the disappearance of a 16 year old girl years ago, a case he had failed to clear up when working The release of one of a pair of serial killers jailed for torturing and killing young girls prime suspects for the unsolved disappearance galvanises Elder into undertaking some further research for his own satisfaction as well as trying to help the girl s mother, whose unresolved grief combined with Elder s family breakdown leads them to an oddly touching relationship Apart from the rather clumsily obvious plot signal which rather spoiled for me the realism of an otherwise gripping tale Elder has a 16 year old daughter the perpetrator targets these think she may be in any danger from a vengeful ex prisoner NB not a spoiler as it is flagged in the blurb of the paperback I thoroughly recommend it The book won a Crime Writers Silver Dagger Award in 2004 and, for those who like their novels set in real locations and have an interest in B roads, it is apparently very accurate in it s geographical descriptions of Nottingham, west Cornwall and Whitby

  6. Thejelman says:

    Gripping, taut thriller, the first in the Frank Elder series Credible and well crafted, thoroughly enjoyable

  7. Avid Series Reader says:

    Flesh and Blood by John Harvey is the first book of the Frank Elder mystery series, set in contemporary England Frank is a retired homicide detective, estranged from his wife, now living alone on the coast of Cornwall He cherishes infrequent visits with his teenage daughter Katherine Frank is tormented by a violent nightmare due to a past case, in which two young men abducted, raped and killed a young woman Frank was key to their arrest and prison terms He believed Alan to be the mastermind Flesh and Blood by John Harvey is the first book of the Frank Elder mystery series, set in contemporary England Frank is a retired homicide detective, estranged from his wife, now living alone on the coast of Cornwall He cherishes infrequent visits with his teenage daughter Katherine Frank is tormented by a violent nightmare due to a past case, in which two young men abducted, raped and killed a young woman Frank was key to their arrest and prison terms He believed Alan to be the mastermind, Shane an intimidated accomplice Susan, a young woman who also disappeared at the time of the murder, has never been found Frank is haunted by his promise to her parents that he would find her When Shane is released from prison on probate, Frank feels compelled to revisit the crime scene and go back over the evidence Shane breaks parole and disappears A few days later another young woman, Emma, is reported missing Frank participates with local police as an expert consultant in a countrywide hunt for Shane and Emma s body Frank is compassionate and intuitive, sensing when interviewees are withholding information, or lonely and in need of a companion, even if just for a short time.Most assume Shane abducted and killed Emma, as a repeat crime, but Frank is not so surehis greatest fears are realized when his own daughter Katherine goes missing Postcards sent from various seaside locations send the police off track on fruitless searches Finally Frank receives a phone call that sends him on a fevered chase straight into a trap.What sets this book apart from many other mysteries is the realistic portrayal of lingering effects on survivors lives after violent crime tears families apart

  8. Roshan says:

    A well written enjoyable mystery thriller Frank Elder, the retired policemen, who couldn t leave tat one unsolved case of a missing girl, who again starts his search, which at the same time, one of the psychotic killers who he linked with that missing case is released, a similar event happens, which links the danger directly to his family, how he comes out of it, solving that unresolved case forms a terrific rollercoaster ride The moment the killer changes direction towards Frank, it was no st A well written enjoyable mystery thriller Frank Elder, the retired policemen, who couldn t leave tat one unsolved case of a missing girl, who again starts his search, which at the same time, one of the psychotic killers who he linked with that missing case is released, a similar event happens, which links the danger directly to his family, how he comes out of it, solving that unresolved case forms a terrific rollercoaster ride The moment the killer changes direction towards Frank, it was no stopping, couldn t keep the book aside Completed in a single sitting A book tat can be recommended for a serious read

  9. Michael Springer says:

    Outstanding first outing in the Frank Elder series John Harvey is an excellent author who gets the world weary police procedural down cold Frank Elder is a retired detective who took his pension as soon as possible and now lives in Cornwall for no apparent purpose He has an ex wife who jilted him and a teenage daughter he seldom sees When a brutal murderer is paroled from prison, it stirs up memories of a case Frank was never able to solve He gets tangled in his old world again, with unexpe Outstanding first outing in the Frank Elder series John Harvey is an excellent author who gets the world weary police procedural down cold Frank Elder is a retired detective who took his pension as soon as possible and now lives in Cornwall for no apparent purpose He has an ex wife who jilted him and a teenage daughter he seldom sees When a brutal murderer is paroled from prison, it stirs up memories of a case Frank was never able to solve He gets tangled in his old world again, with unexpected and devastating consequences Can t wait to read the next one

  10. Simon says:

    Read this whilst in hospital and as feeling ill at the time I initially found it a dark brooding tale, like wind swept Yorkshire moors but also a haunting journey of one mans desire to bash horrendous dreams of an unsolved missing person Emotions are deep, real and searing in their intensity It left me melancholic but satisfied Not for some as the story does contain male to female aggression both sexual and physical Twoin this series.