Flesh And Blood

Flesh And Blood

(Frank Elder)

Summary

She disappeared fifteen years ago. Frank Elder never stopped looking.

Long after Susan Blacklock's disappearance, Detective Inspector Frank Elder has taken early retirement, but the case still plagues his mind – one failure he can never fix.

The prime suspects were jailed for another murder. Now, one of them is on parole – until he vanishes too.

And then the postcards start arriving. Postcards from the killer. Postcards of Elder's daughter...

Reviews

  • using no device flashier than detailed characterisation, finely-crafted writing and gentle humour to build his story, Harvey grabs your interest and holds it.
    The Mirror

About the author

John Harvey

John Harvey was born in London, where he now lives, while considering Nottingham his spiritual home. Initially a teacher of English & Drama, he has been a full-time writer for more than forty years. The first of his 12 volume Charlie Resnick series, Lonely Hearts was selected by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century' and the first Frank Elder novel, Flesh & Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004. He was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in the crime genre in 2007, and his story, 'Fedora' won the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2014.

In addition to writing fiction, he has written and published poetry, running Slow Dancer Press for over twenty years; his New & Selected Poems, Out of Silence was published in 2014. He has adapted the work of Arnold Bennett, A. S. Byatt, Graham Greene and others for radio and television, and in 2017, his dramatisation of the final Resnick novel, Darkness, Darkness, was produced at Nottingham Playhouse. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Hertfordshire and Nottingham.
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