Ash & Bone (Frank Elder Mysteries) by John Harvey (Paperback)
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
"Harvey s detectives . . . are the real deal strong men who are sensitive enough to empathize with other people. Even people who happen to be women . . . In Elder, he has given them a champion who really does feel their pain." The New York Times Book Review
Retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder s solitary life is disturbed by a call from his ex-wife, telling him his seventeen-year-old daughter, Katherine, is running wild. Meanwhile, the takedown of a violent criminal goes badly, and Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch s uneasiness about it is compounded when she starts to believe she is being stalked. Maddy and Frank had a brief and clumsy encounter years before. In Ash & Bone their lives connect again when a second phone call persuades Elder out of retirement, only to find that a cold case has a devastating present-day impact.
"Distinguished by seriousness, sophistication and stylistic elegance." The Washington Post
"Harvey imbues [his characters] with such richly rendered emotion . . . that the whole genre seems brand new." Houston Chronicle
John Harvey is the author of ten Charlie Resnick novels. Flesh & Blood, the first novel featuring Frank Elder, won the Silver Dagger Award and the Barry Award. Harvey lives in Great Britain.