Scribblings from the hard shoulder of the Information Superhighway

Paperback Writer

I stumbled across another writer this week. John Harvey, hes a Brit and his books get positive cover quotes by Elmore Leonard and Michael Connolly, so hes in good company.

His stuff is well written, tightly plotted and firmly set in Britain. The novel I read (Gone To Ground) was set around Cambridge and Nottingham.

While the descriptions of locations are accurate, I confess that the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon doesnt get my blood rushing as much as Interstate 15 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. And yes, Ive driven both.

However John Harvey would appear to have written about twenty books, so when i run out of Connolly books I have another option.

That said, theres a new Connolly in my bag for the journey home.