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eBook Cold Light ePub

by John Harvey

  • ISBN: 0805020462
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Harvey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (August 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 370
  • ePub book: 1671 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1903 kb
  • Other: txt lit mobi docx
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 644

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COLD LIGHT-G Harvey, John - 6th in series It is Christmas and Dana Matheison's flatmate, Nancy, has gone missing

COLD LIGHT-G Harvey, John - 6th in series It is Christmas and Dana Matheison's flatmate, Nancy, has gone missing. Pretty soon the police have proof that Nancy was kidnapped and then - as the New Year celebrations wind down - the first tape arrives, and Detective-Inspector Resnick knows they're dealing with a dangerous psychopath.

Welch was experienced but lazy; some years before, he had realized that he lacked certain requisites for a really successful career. n, nor a Rotarian, nor the possessor of the right stripe of school or college tie; not driven by burning ambition, he had never successfully cultivated the appearance of someone sure to succeed. Poor David, he didn’t play bridge or poker, he didn’t even play golf. He had looked around and understood the score

John Harvey Cold Light One She slid out from beneath Gary’s sleeping body and eased herself to the edge of the bed. Always the same, the way he would turn towards her each night, arm and the heft of his thigh heavily upon her. Weighing her down. Since they’d been moved here it was worse. He couldn’t sleep without her. Holding her breath, Michelle waited for the thin squeak of the bedframe to still. Cracked lino cold at her feet. One. She slid out from beneath Gary’s sleeping body and eased herself to the edge of the bed.

Charlie Resnick is one of the most fully realized characters in modern crime fiction. Sue Grafton Such satisfying reading. On the first day of Christmas, a cabbie was bludgeoned by a skinhead, a woman went missing, and a police inspector named Resnick opened a present to himself-the complete works of Billie Holiday. On the second day of Christmas, Lady Day's voice turned even bluer, the missing woman was still missing, and her time was running out.

Cold Light is just about flawless (The Washington Post Book World). Working at the Nottingham public housing authority is miserable, but Nancy Phelan knows that the tenants she services are worse off than her.

A Christmas kidnapping puts British detective Charlie Resnick in the hot seat. Cold Light is just about flawless (The. Cold Light is just about flawless (The Washington Post Book World). Consider Gary James, whose family Nancy recently assigned to a new council flat.

A light rain had started to fall, not enough to persuade Lynn to use her umbrella as she took the cut-through beside Paul Smith’s shop and came out by the Cross Keys, opposite the Fletcher Gate car park

A light rain had started to fall, not enough to persuade Lynn to use her umbrella as she took the cut-through beside Paul Smith’s shop and came out by the Cross Keys, opposite the Fletcher Gate car park. Later the temperature was due to drop and most likely it would freeze. Last night, on the bypass out near Retford, a Fiesta had skidded on black ice and collided with a lorry loaded high with scrap; a family of five, mother, dad, two lads, a baby of sixteen months, all but wiped out.

Forty-eight hours, that's what they reckon, isn't it? Forty-eight hours. Normal, that is, until Dana Matthieson calls to report her flatmate, Nancy, missing

by. Harvey, John, 1938-.

by. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Книга Cold Light авторов Харви Джон, Harvey John оценена посетителями КнигоГид, и её читательский .

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Dana Matthieson reports her roommate missing on Christmas Day, but several days pass before the police have chilling proof that Nancy Phelan was abducted, and it is the New Year before Charlie Resnick knows he is dealing with a sicko. 12,500 first printing. Mystery Guild Main. Tour.

Comments

Sirara Sirara
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!
Charyoll Charyoll
I have been reading the Charlie Resnick series in order from the beginning. Five stars to every one of them so far. The recurring characters have become friends of mine. Well, except the one who is racist, sexist, and disgusting but always holds my interest. This series is the work of a master. I just relax and enjoy. Full disclosure: I have a big crush on dear Charlie. - Celeste Hoffmann Downey
Togor Togor
This is the sixth in the Charlie Resnick series. If you haven't read any of the first five l would say that reading the first in the series, Lonely Hearts, is a better place to start. The whole series follow the story of Charlie and his life in the police force. The ending of this book builds to a steady,but not surprizing climax. I don't think this series holds many surprize plots but they are written very well and this one doesn't disappoint. I did enjoy it.
Hidden Winter Hidden Winter
Great author, John Harvey -- not a clunker in the bunch, I don't think. Resnick is a great character, one of police procedural's best, I think. I've read most of these books before, but they're good enough to enjoy again and again.
Malanim Malanim
I feel like I've developed a real friendship with Harry. Well developed characters, well constructed plot, but the sandwiches make me so hungry!
Rarranere Rarranere
Both of John Harvey's series are wonderful . Would recommend them to anyone who loves English, almost modern day, mysteries (but not the who-done-it type).
Hanad Hanad
The story interrupted itself far two many times introducing new characters, recalling facts & thoughts of times in people's life not necessarily germane to the plot. The "English accented" dialogue was difficult to follow sometimes. As much as the story dragged on and on, it ended very abruptly with no final justice for the criminal leaving readers to decide for themselves the final outcome.
This is my first Charlie Resnick novel, and I must say I'm 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 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. Separate threads that eventually intertwine, largely due to the movement of the characters. There is, eventually, 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. Make it real, and readers will come. Well, eventually. Unfortunately, this book is out of print. Which is a shame, since it's better than most crime novels, and better than most (big) "L"iterary efforts. A good comparative novel would be George Higgins' "Outlaws." In fact, the late Higgins and Harvey are very similar. Craftsmen all the way.