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Cutting Edge: The 3rd Charles Resnick Mystery (A Charles Resnick Mystery) [Paperback]

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"If John Harvey's novels were songs, Charlie Parker would play them. Cutting Edge sings the blues for people too bruised to carry the tune for themselves. Writing in a minor key to tell this moody revenge tragedy, Mr. Harvey creates characters of astonishing psychological diversity. Their voices are abrasive and often husky with pain; but in the end, they all sing their song."-The New York Times Book Review

Several members of staff at the local hospital have been seriously attacked at night with a scalpel. Charlie Resnick strives to find a connection between them before assault becomes murder.

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Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.76 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Bloody Brits Press
ISBN  1932859462  
ISBN13  9781932859461  

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More About John Harvey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Harveyis the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named bythe LondonTimesas one of the "100 Best Crime Novels of the Century." John's first novel featuring Detective Inspector Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004. In 2007 he receivedthe Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. John lives in London.

John Harvey has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Davis, USA Tiger Health Limited Tiger Health.

John Harvey has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > General
2Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > General
3Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
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Solid Series Rebound  Aug 25, 1999
The third of the Charlie Resnick procedurals, this one brings the quality back up after the somewhat disappointing Rough Treatment. This may be because the stakes are raised back to the level of the first book Lonely Hearts. In this one, someone is slicing up hospital workers, and the motivation is a rather interesting one. There's also a side plot involving a man who won't take no for an answer. There's the usual business with some delving into the messed-up private lives of the police, Charlie takes in a wino jazz saxophonist, and has his ex-wife turn up again. Whets the appetite for Off Minor.
A timeless classic crime thriller  Jun 1, 1998
Police Officer Charlie Resnick is assigned to investigate a series of vicious assaults on the staff of the large English hospital. The culprit is a pro with a surgeons scalpel as he carves his victims in such a manner as to end their medical careers. Tim Fletcher is the first victim, but others quickly follow.

Charlie soon realizes that the slasher is not only good with the knife, he understands the inner psyche of his victims and their families. A desperate Charlie concludes that only a medical person could do the professional incisions of the attacks and only a medical person could so understand where to place the maiming so as to destroy the victim both physically and mentally. Charlie knows he must stop this serial slasher before the body count requires astronomical numbers to keep track.

If not consistently the best, the Charlie Resnick British police procedurals are one of the top five series on the market today. CUTTING EDGE is a reprint of a classy novel first released in 1991. The who-done-it and the police elements are well written and fun to read on their own account. However, what makes this novel and the eight tales worth reading is John Harvey's insight into the personal lives of his characters to the point that the reader feels good about being a peeping Harriet.

Harriet Klausner


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