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Crime writer John Harvey shares 'tec tales at Whitechapel Idea Store

PUBLISHED: 15:25 09 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:21 05 October 2010

Author Tim Coates

Author Tim Coates

Carmen Valino

AWARD-WINNING crime writer John Harvey will be talking about his detectives Charlie Resnick and Frank Elder at the Idea Store in Whitechapel tonight at 7pm. He has written more than 100 books and picked up a range of awards for his work. His latest novel

AWARD-WINNING crime writer John Harvey will be talking about his detectives Charlie Resnick and Frank Elder at the Idea Store in Whitechapel tonight at 7pm.

He has written more than 100 books and picked up a range of awards for his work.

His latest novel Far Cry is about every parent's worst nightmare - the disappearance of a child.

The free event at Whitechapel Road is the latest in Tower Hamlets first literature festival.

At last night's event former Waterstones boss Tim Coates enthralled readers with his tale of newspaper editor John Delane's exposure of the abysmal conditions endured by troops during the Crimea War 150 years ago.

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