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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; First printing of this edition edition (17 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099489961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099489962
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Harvey is a master craftsman ... this is classic stuff." (Guardian)

"I know of no other crime writer who writes so well, has attracted such unanimously positive reviews, and been so respected by his fellow writers." (Marcel Berlins The Times)

"Two new detectives give it extra spice, but the old ingredients are all here - stylish writing, cunning plotting, sharp characterisation, thrills, chills, and lime-sharp twists." (Reginald Hill)

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The first Grayson & Walker novel, from the master of British crime writing.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By JefSom on 1 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
After the Frank Elder novels, John Harvey now offers police detectives Will Grayson and Helen Walker as the main characters in his latest novel.

The scene is set in Cambridge (and Nottingham), and the crimes are directed against homosexuals. An academic is murdered in his own house, and in town several homophobic attacks have occurred. As a sideline, there's the story of a rich entrepreneur who wants to fend of indiscreet interest in an actress who died years ago.

The storylines are presented in a sober,linear progression and they allow Harvey to excel in fluent dialogues and witty references to actuality and modern lifestyle.

On the whole, the complexity and the torment of the Resnick stories are absent, but also the somewhat bitter undertones of the Frank Elder novels.

Perhaps it's no coincidence that the main character, Will Grayson has two young children and tries to be a good husband.

Harvey subtly weaves in police procedures and scientific investigation, but they don't distract from the absorbing storytelling.

The tone of this novel is lighter and more optimistic. If you loved the other Harveys, you'll find yourself in familiar territory. If you're new to his work, this will make for an entertaining read, but it's not groundbreaking.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
This is the first John Harvey novel I have read so I start from a different position to the other reviewers who are long term fans.

"Gone to Ground" succeeds on many fronts, it is exceptionally well written, the dialogue is absolutely believable, and his descriptions of characters and background are succinct but fully rounded.

Above all it is his character development that impresses, he goes well beyond the needs of the plot to include incidents and background that brings everyone to life.

This is not only a fine crime novel, it is also about the characters, and even the minor ones are rounded out to a reasonable degree.

It would appear the novel represents a shift in Harvey's fiction, a move into new territory that does not always meets the expectations of his existing fans; however that may be it suits this new reader perfectly, I have already ordered his next book "Cold in Hand".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Mar. 2008
Format: Hardcover
As a well known thriller writer said of John Harvey, "He writes the way we all wish we could." More than true. If you haven't given yourself the pleasure of reading a Harvey book, do it now. His prose is spare, his plotting is intricately wrought and quickly paced, his characters sharply drawn, affecting. Harvey's descriptive skill captures minds as well as eyes - can you not see "the ivory lozenge" of a doorbell?

A stand alone British police procedural following his enormously successful Charlie Resnick series, Gone to Ground reunites Will Grayson and Helen Walker (who were introduced in an earlier short story ). They're at the top of Cambridge's Major Investigation Team, and have worked together for three years. Now they're faced with a particularly heinous crime - the fatal beating of Stephen Bryan. This was an act so brutal that "the man's face...was like a glove that had been pulled inside out."

Bryan's lodging had been ransacked but what could a gay teacher have had that was worth murder? He was well thought of, apparently liked by his colleagues. When Grayson and Walker learn that Bryan has recently ended a relationship with former lover, Mark McKusick, they focus on him. A crime of jealousy and passion?

However, it's not long before other events catch their eyes - recent homophobic related gang beatings, threats made to Bryan demanding that he stop working on a book he was writing about Stella Leonard, a ` 50s film star. Bryan's sister, Lesley, a radio newscaster is frustrated by what she considers to be lack of results by police so she begins an investigation of her own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy Capp on 8 Jun. 2008
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book by John Harvey. Gone to Ground features the detectives Will Grayson and Helen Walker. As I read the book, I thought these characters worked very well and I got the feeling that Will Grayson could confide in Helen Walker with more confidence than his wife Lorraine. Having said that though, we have to remember that Lorraine was looking after the children in the house and with Will working it must have been a strain for his wife.

I thought the character McKusick was a very 'dark' character and I had a surprise at the end of the story.

Nottingham was featured in the story and so I could identify with the places that John wrote about in the book.

Cambridge was also mentioned and I have heard of Histon.

It would be great if Grayson and Walker could appear in a further book and I really liked this novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert P. Splaine VINE VOICE on 28 Nov. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Having read most of the Resnick novel's, it was a pleasant surprise
to see 2 new characters in this novel. They both had baggage to carry
through the story, but not enough to put you off.
It kicks in straight away, l read it while on holiday in 2 days. I never give
away spoilers, but if you like a good murder mystery, and you
like Harvey's style, there are no signs you wont like this. He is one
of the authors l wait a year for, and it was well worth the wait.
As of who was the murderer, ..saying nothing, but it surprised me.
I have to say as an afterthought, if l had to be interviewed
by Mr Harvey if he was a policeman, it would be one hell of an ordeal.
An excellent book to keep in your murder selection, and would
stand proud next to Mr Robinson, & Mr James.
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