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'Forty eight Charles Resnick PDFEPUB #229 hours that's what they reckon isn't it Forty eight hours If you don't find them in that likely they're sodding dead'A cabbie's just been beaten up there's a drunk and disorderly in the interview room and a possible child abus. Cold Light by John HarveyAnother very good novel in the Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick series set in Nottingham As expected we find Charlie still living alone in the formal matrimonial home with his cats and the occasional jazz music when he has time to relax It s Christmas when Nancy Phelon goes missing following a Christmas Eve dinner and dance The suspects are four previous boyfriends and Gary James who recently had held her captive in the Housing Department offices where Nancy worked The leads are thin and seem to lead nowhere meanwhile DC Lynn Kellog is worried about her father who is possibly suffering from bowel cancer As ever DC Divine continues his sexual innuendoes and harassment that uite rightly inflame Lynn Is there a link to a previous case in the Bristol area Then a body is found and another woman disappears On top off all this there is a possible child abuse enuiry and a taxi driver is assaulted and robbed all over the Christmas and New Year which are the holidays for most peopleCharlie Resnick s character epitomises the sad life of a police officer Wife left and lives alone any social life continuously interrupted by the demands of the work Any chance of a relationship appears doomed and he cannot drag himself away from the house in which he appears as a solitary lodger His life makes me feel rather sadThe author does well to portray the empathy between Charlie and his staff and his frost attitude towards the senior officers who seem to spend time chasing each other and their careers without doing much policing As with many police procedural novels of this period a lot of alcohol is involved I did feel that the story could be enhanced with some better descriptions of Nottingham and its environsThis is a good but not a memorable story and in my score it is 35 to 4

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Cold Light Charles Resnick #6

Ly harassed by her boss and may even have lost her job as well as her friend Pretty soon the police have proof that Nancy was kidnapped and then as the New Year celebrations wind down the first tape arrives and Resnick knows they're dealing with a dangerous psychopat. 35 stars A decent book but 23 years old I prefer to read mysteries which were written closer to the present My one criticism is that the ending is rather abrupt

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Er on the way in Nothing unusual there then just a pretty normal Christmas holiday for DI Resnick and his teamNormal that is until Dana Matthieson calls to report her flatmate Nancy missingDana's had a pretty grim Cold Light PDFEPUBChristmas herself she's been sexual. This was my first Charlie Resnick novel and I remember being pretty 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 the tale end 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 Eventually there is 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 making the heartbreak of a lost life that much keener and real This is a reissue from the Bloody Brits seriesof a formerly out of print book It s good to see it back out in ciruclation


10 thoughts on “Cold Light Charles Resnick #6

  1. says:

    This was a fastpaced murder and kid knapping mystery It took place in London England The character development was wonderful The suspense was very good It kept me at the edge of my seat I recommend this book highly

  2. says:

    The Charlie Resnick series is one of my favorite British police procedurals Resnick is a rather gentle sad complicated smart and intuitive man

  3. says:

    Cold Light by John HarveyAnother very good novel in the Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick series set in Nottingham As expected we find Charlie still living alone in the formal matrimonial home with his cats and the occasional jazz music when he has time to relax It’s Christmas when Nancy Phelon goes missing following a Christmas Eve dinner and dance The suspects are four previous boyfriends and Gary Jame

  4. says:

    This is a detailed and competent police procedural with generally strong writing You really get a sense of how la

  5. says:

    This was my first Charlie Resnick novel and I remember being pretty 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

  6. says:

    A very satisfying police procedural from the master British crime writer and I don't for a minute mean to damn with faint praise In this book pretty much smack in the middle of the Inspector Charlie Resnick seri

  7. says:

    Most book series reuire the reader to start at the beginning because of development of characterization But with John Harvey's engaging 6th Charlie Resnick novel Cold Light those rules do not applyA few minor adjustments to Charlie Resnick have already transpired in previous novels but to read Cold Light out of seuence will not impair your understanding of this gripping tour de forceMuch like other intelligent page turning Brit

  8. says:

    Another satisfying Charlie Resnick novel We continue to learn about Charlie and are treated to an interesting story These books make me happy

  9. says:

    35 stars A decent book but 23 years old I prefer to read mysteries which were written closer to the present My one criticism is that the endi

  10. says:

    I like this series and

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