Here are his first two explosive neo-noir thrillers, The Chicago Way and The Fifth Floor, together in one eBook, with a bonus excerpt from We All Fall Down, the latest installment, due out in hardcover in summer 2011. See why Michael Harvey’s tough-talking, ex-cop-turned- private investigator Michael Kelly has been called Chicago’s answer to Raymond Chandler.
The Chicago Way:PI Michael Kelly—usually persona non grata with law enforcement—is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to look into the rape and battery case John was instructed to leave open eight years earlier. The very next day, Kelly finds Gibbons dead. To close both cases, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, and something rotten behind police lines. The Fifth Floor:When PI Kelly is hired by an girlfriend to trail an abusive husband, he doesn’t expect to stumble across a corpse—and perhaps the answer to one of Chicago’s most enduring mysteries. The ensuing investigation takes Kelly to places he’d rather not go, specifically to City Hall, where he gets embroiled in a scam that stretches from current politics back to the night of Chicago’s Great Fire, to face a killer bent on rewriting history.
Michael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way and The Fifth Floor, and is also a journalist, and documentary producer. His work has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple Emmy awards, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. He holds a law degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Holy Cross College.
“Michael Harvey has studied the masters and put his own unique touch on the crime novel.... A major new voice.” —Michael Connelly
“Michael Harvey should be read by all.” —John Grisham