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Michael is the best-selling author of seven crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor’s Wife and Brighton, scheduled for release in June of 2016. Film rights to Brighton, a stand-alone thriller set in Michael’s hometown of Boston, were recently optioned by Graham King, producer of The Departed and The Town. Michael is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co-creator, producer and executive producer of A&E’s groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files. Michael’s investigative journalism and documentary work has won multiple news Emmys and CableACE awards, numerous national and international film festival awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, two Prime-Time Emmy nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Michael was also selected by the Chicago Tribune as Chicagoan of the Year in Literature for 2011.Michael holds a bachelors degree, magna cum laude with honors, in classical languages from Holy Cross College, a law degree with honors from Duke University and a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Michael is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Michael was born in Boston and lives in Chicago.
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Michael Harvey Thrillers 2-Book Bundle
The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor (Michael Kelly Series)
Michael Harvey
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Explore the dark side of Chicago with Michael Harvey Thrillers 2-Book Bundle, featuring The Chicago Way and The Fifth Floor. Follow ex-cop-turned-private investigator Michael Kelly as he delves into gritty cases involving the mob, a serial killer, and a murderer with a dangerous agenda. Harvey's writing style has earned him comparisons to the legendary Raymond Chandler, making this bundle a must-read for fans of crime fiction. Don't miss out on the bonus excerpt from We All Fall Down, the latest installment in Harvey's gripping series.
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The Fifth Floor
A Michael Kelley Novel (Michael Kelly Series)
Michael Harvey - 2008-08-26
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From a contemporary murder in Chicago to Mrs. O'Leary's famous cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, The Fifth Floor takes readers on a thrilling journey through the city's history. When hired to tail an abusive husband, PI Michael Kelly uncovers a body that could solve one of Chicago's biggest mysteries. But as he navigates the dangerous City Hall fifth floor and confronts demons from his past, Kelly realizes that nothing is as it seems in this intricately woven narrative. With rich history and a fast-paced plot, The Fifth Floor is a worthy follow-up to Harvey's critically acclaimed debut.
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The Governor's Wife
A novel (Michael Kelly Series)
Michael Harvey - 2015-06-16
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A private investigator is hired to find a missing ex-governor and uncovers deep family secrets while navigating the dangerous world of Illinois politics. The Governor's Wife is a gripping thriller that explores the cost of ambition and the consequences of trust. Michael Harvey delivers another stylish, suspenseful novel in his popular Michael Kelly series.
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The Third Rail
Michael Harvey - 2010-04-20
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This thrilling novel follows private investigator Michael Kelly as he investigates a series of deadly attacks in Chicago, including a chemical weapons attack on a church. With the city under siege, Kelly must navigate a web of suspects and dangers to uncover the truth, including a retired cop and a shady train company with ties to his own past. With his girlfriend caught in the middle of the chaos, Kelly races against the clock to stop a weapon that could kill millions. The Third Rail is a gripping, sophisticated suspense novel from a talented new author.
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A Novel
Michael Harvey - 2016-06-14
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In "Brighton," two childhood friends in Boston must confront the sins of their past after a series of brutal murders. Kevin Pearce, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, returns to save his old pal, Bobby Scales, who is the prime suspect. This gripping thriller is a powerful exploration of broken promises and old wrongs that must be made right at any cost.
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The Chicago Way
Michael Harvey - 2007-08-21
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This fast-paced murder mystery follows a Chicago private investigator hired to solve a cold case from eight years ago. When his former partner is murdered, the investigation heats up and Kelly enlists the help of his colleagues, including a TV reporter, forensic DNA expert, detective, and friend from the DA's office. To solve the case, Kelly must navigate the mob, confront double-crossers, and face the mean streets of Chicago. A crackling debut novel, "The Chicago Way" is suspenseful, gritty, and full of wit.
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The Innocence Game
Michael Harvey - 2013-05-07
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In "The Innocence Game," three young graduate students attend an exclusive seminar meant to teach them how to free the wrongly accused from prison. However, when a fellow student presents evidence of a murder that happened fourteen years ago, the class is tasked with finding the real killer. As the case unfolds, the bodies and questions pile up, and the students soon realize they're not only hunting for the truth but are also being hunted. This harrowing suspense takes the reader from the idyllic Northwestern campus to the gritty corners of Chicago and the frigid depths of Lake Michigan. Written by acclaimed Chicago crime writer Michael Harvey, this novel blurs the lines between innocence and guilt and will keep readers on the edge of their seat.
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We All Fall Down
Michael Harvey - 2011-07-12
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A deadly virus threatens Chicago in this thrilling mystery novel. Former cop turned private investigator, Michael Kelly, races against time to save his city as hospitals turn into morgues and L trains become hearses. Kelly navigates the dangerous underworld of Chicago's West Side gangs and the secretive world of black biology as he tries to uncover the source of the outbreak. A gripping page-turner from an emerging modern master.
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A Novel
Michael Harvey - 2018-10-23
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Set in Boston in 1976, "Pulse" is a gripping murder mystery with elements of the supernatural. Sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons listens in on his landlord's theory about harnessing invisible pulses of light and energy with the human mind. However, the next night, Daniel's brother Harry is murdered. When Daniel shows up at the crime scene claiming to know details of his brother's death before it happened, detectives Jones and Dillon are drawn into a case involving heartbreak, sinister characters, and metaphysical conspiracies.