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Michael Harvey's Biography

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Sep 2009

Michael Harvey is author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor and The Third Rail (to be published by Knopf in April, 2010).

In addition to writing crime novels, Michael is a journalist and documentary producer. He is co-creator of Cold Case Files, hosted by Bill Kurtis on the A&E television network, and has written and produced scores of other documentary projects all over the world. His work has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple Emmy awards, two Primetime Emmy nominations and an Academy Award nomination.

Michael earned a law degree with honors from Duke University, a  master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in classical languages from Holy Cross College. Additional information can be found at www.michaelharveybooks.com.


Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Cicero, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ernest Hemingway, Ross MacDonald, John Steinbeck, James Cain, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Robert Parker, Robert Crais, James Lee Burke, Gabriel Garcia Marquez..just off the top of my head..could probably give you a dozen more.

Upcoming Works

I have written three novels. The Chicago Way (2007) and The Fifth Floor (2008) were released in the USA by Knopf (hardcover) and Vintage/Black Lizard (paperback). My third novel, The Third Rail, will be released by Knopf in April, 2010.


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Knopf (Hardcover), Vintage/Black Lizard (Paperback)