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 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
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
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