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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 - 2011-06-15
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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...
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The Fifth Floor
A Michael Kelley Novel (Michael Kelly Series)
Michael Harvey - 2009-07-14 (first published in 2008)
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Michael Harvey's sizzling follow-up to The Chicago Way (A magnificent debut that should be read by all--John Grisham; This book heralds the arrival of a major new voice--Michael Connelly) opens with a murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. When PI Michael Kelly is hired by an ...
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The Governor's Wife
A novel (Michael Kelly Series)
Michael Harvey - 2015-06-02
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In the latest installment in Michael Harvey's beloved Michael Kelly series, Chicago's favorite Ovid-reading, gun-toting private investigator takes on Illinois' first family in a blistering thriller that charts the border where ambition ends and evil begins.It's been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal co...
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The Third Rail
Michael Harvey - 2011-03-22 (first published in 2010)
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A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. An hour later, a second woman is gunned down as she rides an elevated train through the Loop. Two hours after that, a church becomes the target of a chemical weapons attack. The city of Chicago is under siege, and Michael Kelly, cynical cop turned private investigator, just happens to be on the sc...
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A Novel
Michael Harvey - 2016-06-14
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An extraordinary thriller—gripping, haunting, and marvelously told—about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders”You came back here to bury your past... Thing is, you gotta kill it first.”Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was ...
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The Chicago Way
Michael Harvey - 2007-08-21
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From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by h...
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The Innocence Game
Michael Harvey - 2013-05-07
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From Michael Harvey, Chicago’s best-known crime writer and author of the popular Michael Kelly series, comes something different: a leap forward into a dark world where the lines between innocence and guilt disappear altogether. They’re young, brilliant, beautiful . . . and naïve enough to believe they can make a difference. For three graduate stud...
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We All Fall Down
Michael Harvey - 2011-07-12
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Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly is racing to save his city from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed underground. When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. Hospitals become morgue...
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A Novel
Michael Harvey - 2018-10-23
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Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesn't know he's there--he would never approve ...