Flesh & Blood: A Frank Elder Mystery

by John Harvey

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156031813
  • ISBN-10: 0156031817
  • Pages: 400
  • Publication Date: 07/03/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 40
About the Book
About the Author
  • About the Book

    Retirement has not come easy for Detective Inspector Frank Elder. He's fled to a solitary existence on the Cornish coast, but he can't escape the past. Susan Blacklock would be thirty now. But fourteen years ago she disappeared, and the case has gone unsolved. Not that Elder hadn't had his suspects. And now, with one of them out on parole, Elder is compelled to return to the seaside scene of the crime. Shortly thereafter, pretty Emma Harrison goes missing.

    Just as Elder's knowledge becomes crucial to the official investigation of this disquieting case, he unwittingly becomes vital to its perpetration. For with cryptic messages on seaside postcards and a few purposefully planted clues, the killer is drawing Elder inexorably into the very heart of the criminal matter. Elder's teenage daughter is already there.

    In the first in the Frank Elder series, before Ash & Bone and Darkness & Light, John Harvey sets in motion the events from which Elder's family will never recover.

  • About the Author
  • Excerpts
  • Reviews


    "A superb mystery--excruciatingly suspenseful, rich in character and all too real in its depiction of the horrific possibilities lurking in the margins of the mundane."--The Washington Post Book World

    "Flesh and Blood is one more vindication for those of us who have long known we've been riding with a master of the craft. John Harvey is lights out one of the best."--Michael Connelly