Cathy Jordan has gotten rich making up crimes and solving them in her bestselling novels Charlie Resnick has spent his life contending with the real thing Now, the no nonsense cop has been assigned to protect the tough talking writer from a stalker From a cast of characters as colorful as any Cathy could concoct, Resnick must nail the guilty party because someone s dangerous fiction is building into a deadly rage


10 thoughts on “Living Proof

  1. Colin Mitchell Colin Mitchell says:

    As usual there is a great deal going on in this Charlie Resnick novel set in Nottingham A book and film festival is being held and an american crime novelist has received threats, meanwhile men using the services of prostitutes are being assaulted and eventually one turns up dead of stab wounds Throughout Lyn Kellogg is trying to come to terms with her kidnapping, from the last story, and her feelings for Resnick.The book is all about victims Victims of perceived moral damage in the letter wr As usual there is a great deal going on in this Charlie Resnick novel set in Nottingham A book and film festival is being held and an american crime novelist has received threats, meanwhile men using the services of prostitutes are being assaulted and eventually one turns up dead of stab wounds Throughout Lyn Kellogg is trying to come to terms with her kidnapping, from the last story, and her feelings for Resnick.The book is all about victims Victims of perceived moral damage in the letter writer, the prostitute was a victim of men who had abused her and others had been the victim of marital infidelity issues and Lynn had been subjected to violence The story offers no solution but then is there one I don t think that men come out of this story in a very good light


  2. Mark Mark says:

    Another fine entry in the Charlie Resnick series, this one takes a turn toward American pop culture and the art of writing mysteries, all done through a new set of characters.While Charlie and his team are trying to solve a mysterious set of stabbings of men who may have hooked up with prostitutes, he is enlisted to keep an eye on a visiting American mystery writer, Cathy Jordan, who has received a series of threatening letters, starting in the U.S and following her across the pond Cathy doesn Another fine entry in the Charlie Resnick series, this one takes a turn toward American pop culture and the art of writing mysteries, all done through a new set of characters.While Charlie and his team are trying to solve a mysterious set of stabbings of men who may have hooked up with prostitutes, he is enlisted to keep an eye on a visiting American mystery writer, Cathy Jordan, who has received a series of threatening letters, starting in the U.S and following her across the pond Cathy doesn t seem overly worried, until she encounters a horrific gift sitting outside her hotel room.In the meantime, there is a lot of good commentary on modern mystery thriller writing, since Cathy Jordan has created a hard bitten, lesbian PI in American and she is paired at a literary festival with the Agatha Christie like Dorothy Birdwell, a writer of gentle parlor mysteries who is jealously guarded by a younger male companion.As always, Harvey is superb in mixing the working class grit of Nottingham into therefined world of book readers and authors festivals, and the investigation really gathers momentum when one of the stabbing victims dies, and it becomes a homicide investigation.There are one or two twists at the end of this novel that I wasn t sure were necessary at least they wouldn t have been for me but that was completely overshadowed by his usual fine artistry


  3. Ricardo Ricardo says:

    I found it boring and uninspired


  4. Mancman Mancman says:

    Clearly I m out of kilter with other readers in my opinion of this book But in reality only my slight OCD for finishing books I start got me through this one.Where do I start on why this did nothing for me I didn t like any of the characters, and I mean ANY They felt like caricatures, and I didn t care what happened to them.The plot was paper thin, lacked any suspense, pacing or real denouement There was even a terrible book within a book aspect, which only served to highlight how bad the s Clearly I m out of kilter with other readers in my opinion of this book But in reality only my slight OCD for finishing books I start got me through this one.Where do I start on why this did nothing for me I didn t like any of the characters, and I mean ANY They felt like caricatures, and I didn t care what happened to them.The plot was paper thin, lacked any suspense, pacing or real denouement There was even a terrible book within a book aspect, which only served to highlight how bad the structure was There were lots of crime writer references, given the plot line, and frankly I d rather have been reading any of those than this Sorry John Harvey, this is my first taste of your work, and I shan t be rushing back The only bright spot in this I didn t pay for it it was passed to me by my ex mother in law Clearly I m not in her good books any


  5. Alan Korolenko Alan Korolenko says:

    Charlie Resnick in assigned to protect a writer of mysteries who is attending a crime writer conference Resnick must also resolve a series of stabbings, the last of which ends in murder The story moves along nicely if not with the urgency found in previous books in the series.


  6. Jess George Jess George says:

    Love this series, but did not like this entry quite as much.


  7. Jan Yarnot Jan Yarnot says:

    Another surprise ending


  8. Sheila Wyver Sheila Wyver says:

    A Charlie Resnick novel, good plot with lots of background detail Crime writers convention and attacks on over the side salesmen Easy read.


  9. Brent Forkner Brent Forkner says:

    Another great read


  10. Rachel Sumrell Rachel Sumrell says:

    A good murder mystery Keeps you wrapped up throughout the whole book I am reading the whole series of Charlie Resnick mysteries and love them.