WINNER – CWA CARTIER DIAMOND DAGGER
WINNER – CWA SILVER DAGGER
WINNER – CWA SHORT STORY DAGGER
SELECTION – 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century, The Times (for Lonely Hearts)
When his estranged daughter Katherine suddenly appears on his doorstep, Elder knows that something is badly wrong.
The breakdown of her relationship with a controversial artist has sent her into a self-destructive tailspin which culminates in murder.
As Elder struggles to protect Katherine and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more.
‘One of Britain’s leading masters of atmosphere’ GUARDIAN
‘One of our most accomplished writers in any genre’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘Brilliantly constructed, coolly written, chillingly sharp and utterly contemporary’ DAILY MIRROR
I love the cover for this book and after reading the blurb I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to get started – I haven’t read anything by this author before and I love picking up a new book by a new author to me!
There are plenty of twists and turns in this story, it is quite dark and disturbing in places due to the content but it all works extremely well for the plot and it makes it a brilliant read and it is genuinely chilling in places.
4.5 stars from me rounded up to 5 stars for Amazon and Goodreads – a very enjoyable read that I highly recommend – I loved the writing style!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Harvey is arguably one of the world’s best loved crime writers. From 1999 to 2006 he made his name as the author of two bestselling detective series, one starring the much-loved detective Charlie Resnick, and the other focusing on the darker, more brooding Frank Elder. Translated into over 20 languages, the Resnick series was adapted for TV and John Harvey was decorated with 16 major literary awards, including the CWA Silver Dagger for his first Elder novel Flesh and Blood and the Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in the field. And then, after 23 novels, John Harvey retired
from crime writing. His public announcement came in the same year as his winning the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.
We are thrilled to announce that John Harvey will be coming out of retirement to complete the Elder series once and for all. His new novel, Body and Soul, will tell the story of Frank Elder’s last case. We will also be reissuing the first Elder novel Flesh and Blood, to tie-in with this momentous occasion.
John Harvey is a peerless crime writer, known and loved for his dark characters and expert storytelling. With Body and Soul he has delivered a stunning novel that brings the Elder series to an explosive conclusion and functions brilliantly as a standalone, bridging the gap between his dedicated fans and an entirely new generation of crime readers. Body and Soul is thrilling and thought provoking, and with his last and final crime novel, John Harvey has reasserted his supremacy in the