Photo-a-Day - Oct 2012 - Day 04: What You Read
I Love a Mystery. John Harvey is probably best known for his Charlie Resnick police procedural series, but he has also written a trio of books with protagonist Frank Elder, and numerous standalone mysteries. Among his many talents is the fact that he is also a published poet, traces of which are very evident in his writing.
I was very lucky to have attended a reading and signing by Mr. Harvey. It not only introduced me to his work, but I learned he is also wickedly funny and very charming in person.
Ordinarily, short stories are not my favorite reading. By the time I am thoroughly engrossed in the story, it's over. Mr. Harvey, however, is such a fine and talented author.