Good Bait (Hardcover)

A Novel

By John Harvey

Pegasus Books, 9781605983783, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/7/2014)
MP3 CD (8/2/2016)
Hardcover (1/1/2012)

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The striking new crime novel from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and London Times bestselling author.

When a 17-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime Unit. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organized crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society.             

Several hundred miles away in Cornwall, Detective Inspector Trevor Cordon is stirred from his day-to-day duties by another tragic London fatality. Traveling to the capital and determined to establish the cause of death and trace the deceased's daughter, Cordon becomes entangled in a complicated situation of his own. A situation much closer to Karen's case than either of them will ever know.             

Brilliantly plotted and filled with rich, subtle characters, John Harvey's latest novel reveals him once again as a masterful writer with his finger firmly on the pulse of twenty-first century crime.

About the Author

John Harvey has been writing crime fiction for more than forty years. The first novel of his twelve-part Charlie Resnick series, Lonely Hearts, was selected by The Times of London as one of the “100 Best Crime Novels of the Century.” His novels featuring Frank Elder include Flesh & Blood, which won the Silver Dagger Award and a Barry Award, and Ash & Bone, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in the crime genre in 2007. He lives in England.

Praise For Good Bait: A Novel

Harvey writes the way we all wish we could write. His stories are
filled with the blood of true character.
— Michael Connelly

In John Harvey’s sure and practiced hands, police procedural novels achieve new heights in grainy reality.

Crime fiction at its best.
— George Pelecanos

No one in Britain is writing better crime fiction.