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Author: John Harvey
ISBN: 0670845264
Language: English
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Viking (March 26, 1992)
Rating: 4.5
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Off Minor is John Harvey's fourth in the Charlie Resnick series. He loves American Jazz and he loves his cats. This British police procedural series introduces us to the detectives in Charlie's crew and we grow to know and like them all.

Off Minor is John Harvey's fourth in the Charlie Resnick series. It's as good as any of the earlier entries, which makes it smashing. - The Philadelphia Inquirer. Suffused with the dark, moody rhythms of the jazz that Resnick loves, Off Minor is a treat. When two little girls go missing and one is found murdered, Charlie fears he may be dealing with a serial killer. The story jumps quickly back and forth between characters and this method of story telling proves very effective after one becomes accustomed to it.

John Harvey can be depended upon to deliver a great story full of interesting and sometimes flawed characters as well as a wonderful puzzle to be solved via police investigation

John Harvey can be depended upon to deliver a great story full of interesting and sometimes flawed characters as well as a wonderful puzzle to be solved via police investigation. Jul 15, 2012 Bonnie rated it really liked it. Off Minor is the fourth in the Charlie Resnick series by John Harvey and the best. Harvey does a superb job of delineating characters, especially the men and woman of the Serious Crime Division.

The game was easy and there didn’t seem to be too many rules.

The game was easy and there didn’t seem to be too many rules n the daily paper at the home news, pages two and three. Oh, look, Dad, I see you’ve snatched all the headlines again. Black man awarded forty thousand after police beat him up in a racist frenzy and then made up a case against him. Another ESDA test shows officers changed their interview notes to secure a conviction.

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Little Gloria Summers' body has been found, hidden inside two plastic bin bags in a disused warehouse. Somewhere in the city, a child killer is on the loose, free to strike again. Then Emily Morrison vanishes on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A week later there are still no clues. Inspector Charlie Resnick is as appalled as the media. But years of patient police work have taught him a thing or two - including his conviction that those who jump to easy conclusions are often the last ones to solve a crime.

John Harvey (b. 1938) is an incredibly prolific British mystery writer. The author of more than one hundred books, as well as poetry and scripts for television and radio, Harvey did not begin writing professionally until 1975. Until then he was a teacher, educated at Goldsmiths College, London, who taught literature, drama, and film at colleges across England. After cutting his teeth on paperback fiction, Harvey debuted his most famous character, Charlie Resnick, in 1989’s Lonely Hearts, which the English Times called one of the finest crime novels of the century.

Includes the opening chapter of John Harvey's new Resnick novel Darkness, Darkness - 'A brilliant, important and moving book about the legacy of 1984, and where and who we are no. David Peace - out in paperback on 25 September.

Includes the opening chapter of John Harvey's new Resnick novel Darkness, Darkness - 'A brilliant, important and moving book about the legacy of 1984, and where and who we are no.

I just discovered the Charlie Resnick series and I am loving it!John Harvey has created a believable, compassionate protagonist in Charlie.

Off Minor by John Harvey is a police procedural story plotted on acts of gross inhumanity yet infused with uncommon humanity. These characters are breathing entities, so convincing and so compelling, that crime detection and absorbing personal dramas become one and the same in this book. - New York Daily News Little Gloria Summers' body has been found in a disused warehouse, and a week later, there are still no clues. I just discovered the Charlie Resnick series and I am loving it!John Harvey has created a believable, compassionate protagonist in Charlie. Charlie's a bit of a schlump-loves his food and isn't too concerned about grooming or fashion.

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Two months after she disappears, a six-year-old child is found dead Raymond Cooke is looking for revenge, not corpses. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

This story goes deep into the heart of the Polish community with an old accusation and a family feud going back to pre-war Poland and carried over into wartime Britain. In solving the crimes, the Polish detective Resnick conjures up ghosts from his own childhood.
Comments (7)
Nikok
Too many unpleasant characters, including a policeman named Devine.
Nalaylewe
John Harvey writes great police procedurals -- reflecting complex flawed characters and an engrossing plot. Read the Charlie Resnik series in the order they were published to fully appreciate the subtle character development
Hanad
good read
Connorise
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Lessee to read, & Charlie Resnick is a great protagonist who's a foodie who loves jazz, so multi-dimensional and stories are always good, IMHO.
Ygglune
Another engaging Resnick mystery The characters are developed book to book which keeps it interesting.
Narder
I just discovered the Charlie Resnick series and I am loving it!
John Harvey has created a believable, compassionate protagonist in Charlie. Charlie's a bit of a schlump--loves his food and isn't too concerned about grooming or fashion. He loves American Jazz and he loves his cats. This British police procedural series introduces us to the detectives in Charlie's crew and we grow to know and like them all.
When two little girls go missing and one is found murdered, Charlie fears he may be dealing with a serial killer. The story jumps quickly back and forth between characters and this method of story telling proves very effective after one becomes accustomed to it. The two little girls are the same age, but from different economic circumstances. Harvey does a fine job in showing us the devastation their disappearances cause their respective families.
Harvey is a fine writer and skilled at picturing the despair, danger and frustration of Nottingham's mean streets, where gangs of unemployed or underemployed youths take out their rage on each other. His Charlie Resnick is a bit of an outsider himself, having been born of Polish immigrants. He never seems to feel quite comfortable embracing either his Polishness or his Englishness. He's something of a loner. His marriage failed and his relationships usually fizzle as well.
He has great sympathy and concern for the victims he meets in his work, and for his crew of detectives, but his most solid relationships are with his four cats. I recommend this series without reservation.
Grarana
Six-year-old Gloria Summers simply vanished from the Lenton Recreation Ground where she was playing. Her parents are distraught and the police are totally stymied, as their investigation goes nowhere. Sixty-three days later the corpse of the little girl is found.
In a nearby neighborhood, six-year-old Emily Morrison has disappeared from her family's garden where she was playing. Like the Summers, Emily's family is distraught and at the end of their rope with despair. A desperate Inspector Charlie Resnick, feeling the pain of both families, begins a desperate search of the streets of Nottingham in order to avoid a second fatality from what appears to be a serial killer.
OFF MINOR is a reprint of a classic British police procedural that will thrill fans of the sub-genre. The story line is gripping, forcing readers to care and finish the story in one sitting. Charlie is one of the leading lights in mystery tales and the support cast adds a touch of authenticity to the novel. This reviewer strongly recommends readers who enjoy police procedurals or even just a damn good story, try the entire Resnick series because they are consistently of a quality level that would have pleased Dr. Deming.

Harriet Klausner
Charlie Resnick is inspector in Nottingham, where the 6 year old girl Gloria disappears. After a few months her body is found by a young couple making love in an abandoned warehouse. A few months later another 6 year old girl, Emily, disappears. At first sight the disappearances look very similar and there are quite a few possible suspects. It is up to Resnick and his team to sort out who was involved in what. In the end both crimes are solved, but it takes until the last page before it becomes clear to the reader what happened exactly.
Charlie Resnick is an inspector in the tradition of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch including his love for jazz music. We also follow Resnick's colleagues, who are not all equally likeable, but that only makes the characters more realistic. There is also quite a lot of criticism on society in the tradition of Sjöwall and Wahlöö. All in all this book is a very enjoyable read.