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Published by Arrow, part of Cornerstone Publishing

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EAN: 9780099568599
Published: 17 Jan 2013


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When a seventeen-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime team.

Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society.

Several hundred miles away In Cornwall, DI Trevor Cordon is stirred from his day-to-day duties by another tragic London fatality.

Travelling to the capital, Cordon becomes entangled in a lethally complex situation of his own. A situation much closer to Karen's case than either of them can imagine ...

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What the critics say

Just when you thought that Harvey couldn’t get any better, up he pops with yet another brilliantly constructed, coolly written, chillingly sharp and utterly contemporary procedural.
- Daily Mirror

John Harvey is not just a fine crime novelist but a fine writer, and an adornment to his chosen genre. I devoured Good Bait in a day, and defy any reader to do otherwise.Great stuff.
- John Connolly

John Harvey returns in resounding form … Terrific plot and, in Karen Shields, a splendid new heroine.
- The Times

Intricate, character-driven plotting and a large canvas full of telling detail lift this above the average police procedural.
- Guardian

John Harvey shows he is one of the best crime writers around: perhaps even Britain's answer to the great Elmore Leonard
- Mail on Sunday

Good Bait proves that John Harvey is always prepared to tackle something new and ambitious.
- Independent

Harvey really does have his finger on the pulse of what is happening in the criminal underworld and some of the more deprived areas of London. There's a real sense, not just of what's happening, but of why it's happening and where there are gaps in the net. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
- thebookbag.co.uk

What makes this book and John Harvey stand out is the writing and the characters... If you love crime you've got to read John Harvey.
- bitethebook.com

About the Author

John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. His first novel featuring Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004, and a Barry Award for the Best British Crime Novel published in the US in 2004. In 2007 John Harvey was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by the University of Nottingham.

To find out more about John Harvey visit his website at: www.mellotone.co.uk

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