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Wasted Years: The 5th Charles Resnick Mystery (A Charles Resnick Mystery) [Paperback]

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"Nobody writes police procedurals better than John Harvey. Nobody."-Booklist

Diamond Dagger-winner John Harvey writes some of the best police procedurals on either side of the Atlantic. This season, Bloody Brits Press publishes volumes five through eight in his series featuring the divorced, cat-loving, jazz-addicted, sandwich-making Charles Resnick and his very human crew.

In Wasted Years, a series of armed robberies bears an uncanny resemblance to a spate of similar crimes Resnick investigated ten years previously at a particularly painful time when his marriage was on the rocks and divorce was staring him in the face.

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Pages   293
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2008
Publisher   Bloody Brits Press
ISBN  1932859551  
ISBN13  9781932859553  

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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.

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Wasted Years  Jul 29, 2008
Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is an introspective man, and in this entry in the series he is retrospective as well, being drawn back to events that transpired variously in 1969, 1981, 1992 [at which point he had been a `career copper' for twenty years]--back to the years when he first met his wife when they were both in their mid-twenties, to the time six years later when she asked him for a divorce; from robberies that happened in the past to a string of brutal robberies happening in the present; to crimes whose perpetrators are once again at large and a matter of his concern.. As the book opens four robberies have taken place, the amount of violence escalating with each.

Charlie Resnick is a wonderful protagonist--A man who loves jazz [references to Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington and the like abound], he owns four cats named Dizzy, Miles, Bud and Pepper [how could you not love it?], and the title of the book is itself taken from the lyrics of a jazz tune that haunts him. He has not yet gotten over the breakup of his marriage. He speaks of replacing some furniture with other second-hand pieces, "something older, broken in, the shape of other lives already impressed into the upholstery." The book is at its heart a police procedural, but also a character study of Charlie and those who work with him, now and in the past, and whose paths cross his.

This is the fifth Inspector Resnick novel, and Bloody Brits is owed a debt of gratitude by those outside of the UK who have loved his novels but been unable without difficulty to find them - they have or are about to publish the sixth through ninth in the series. [The newest, and the first one in ten years, has recently been published as well.] And a wonderful thing that truly is. The book is highly recommended.
Better than 99% of the genre, but not perfect  Sep 11, 1999
This book is so much better written than 99% of the genre that it seems a pity to criticize it. However... there is a problem. The author uses characters' consumer choices as little labels. One person eats a Linda McCartney meal, another listens to Lionel Ritchie. You can't help but feel that he is laughing at them. Not so Resnick who has impeccable taste. Near the end a bad character hops into bed with a Jeffrey Archer novel. It is then you realize that he is damned.
Best of the Series  Aug 25, 1999
The fifth and strongest entry in Harvey's Charlie Resnick series is less sensational on the procedural side than previous outings, focusing on two separate sets of armed robberies. One set does a good job of portraying a bullying wayward youth and his aimless follower, while the other very high-end, hitting banks and armored cars, and is rooted in Resnick's past. Harvey effectively cuts back and forth between the present and 1981 in order to show the past events and characters. As usual, the private lives of the police squad is further developed.

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