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Lonely Hears: A Charlie Resnick Mystery

HARVEY, John

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ISBN 10: 0805009825 / ISBN 13: 9780805009828
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 1989
Condition: fine Hardcover
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8vo, cloth backed bards, d.w. New York: Holt, (1989). First Edition. The author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 249273

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Title: Lonely Hears: A Charlie Resnick Mystery

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First.

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When Shirley Peters is found strangled, her common-law husband is arrested, but a second victim appears while he is in custody, and Inspector Charlie Resnick has only a lonely hearts column to direct him to the killer

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British poet and novelist Harvey introduces an appealing and memorable new series character in this, his seventh mystery. Charlie Resnick, a detective in an unnamed city in the North of England, is middle-aged, overweight, divorced and disillusioned. He is also deeply burdened by the evils that his job forces him to confront each day: child abuse, rape and murder. As one old friend puts it after seeing his photograph in the newspaper, "You are always descending steps, Charlie, after giving evidence against some dreadful man. You always look so sad and angry." Featuring a variety of well-drawn cops and a fascinating array of suspects, this police procedural follows Resnick and his team as they investigate the murders of two women who shared nothing except their use of the local paper's lonely hearts column to meet men. As the investigation unfolds, an attraction develops between Charlie and welfare worker Rachel Chaplin--a romance that comes as a welcome respite from the mawkish, psycho-babbling seductions typical of current mysteries.
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