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Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey. Photo: PA Photo/William Heinemann.
Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey. Photo: PA Photo/William Heinemann.

Darkness, Darkness

by John Harvey

Nottingham detective Charlie Resnick is bowing out after a dozen novels with a long-buried crime from his past.

The mysterious disappearance of a woman more than 30 years before, during the height of the miners’ strike, comes back to haunt him when her body is finally found and the discovery pitches Resnick – and the reader – back into the heart of the conflict that split Nottingham’s pit villages and mining families apart forever.

It’s a fitting send-off for one of crime fiction’s top cops, but will leave readers wishing he did not have to go.