‘Body & Soul’ – US Publication

9781681778730

Today’s the day. Well, yes, in the United States the main focus is on the mid-term elections. And it’s been welcome, inspiring even, to read of the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds who are standing – black, Native American, bisexual and transgender included. But it’s also the day that Pegasus Books, my US publishers, have chosen to launch the 4th and final Frank Elder novel, Body & Soul. The omens are good; early reviews have been more than kind. Nothing now for me to do, the odd squawk on social media aside … what will be, will be. But those reviews …

A story of deep emotional truth, with good people seeking to restore lost things and regretting their memories. There’s enough tension in this book to please any lover of a good detective story and quality writing that will satisfy general fiction fans.
– LIBRARY JOURNAL [starred review]

 

Harvey writes with great power about the disappointments and tragedies of living, and he always digs deep into the emotional recesses of his characters – all of which makes the devastating ending of this remarkable novel all the more powerful.
– BOOKLIST [starred review]

 

Fans of John Harvey’s books are already familiar with his signature sharp dialogue construction and subtle character development. This novel is not an exception. A good read from a master a crime storytelling.
– MYSTERY TRIBUNE

 

Well-rounded, sympathetic characters have always been a hallmark of Harvey’s work, and he’s at his best here.
– Marilyn Stasio, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 

Darkly atmospheric, intense, heart wrenching …
– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

http://www.pegasusbooks.com/books/body-soul-9781681778730-hardcover

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2 thoughts on “‘Body & Soul’ – US Publication

  1. Mr. Harvey. First, of course, I’ll join many others in wishing you a speedy recovery. Next in order of topicality, I picked up my pre-ordered hard-cover Body and Soul a couple of days ago at Third Place Books in Seattle (which has replaced, for me, my beloved Seattle Mystery Bookshop, closed last year), along with a trade paperback of Val McDermid’s most recent novel. I’m in the final third of a John Sandford, and Body and Soul will easily win the race with the McDermid for my next read.

  2. Jim, thanks for your good wishes; treatment seems to be going well so far.I hope you enjoy the book when you get to it, and that you enjoy Val’s also.

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