Biography

Michael Harvey

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

Books by Michael Harvey

by Michael Harvey - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Kevin Pearce, the pride of Brighton, was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy, Bobby Scales, just committed a heinous act of violence. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would face the music; Kevin’s future would remain as bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work. Twenty-seven years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He’s never been back to his old block. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. To report this story to the end and protect those he loves, he must navigate not only an elusive, slippery killer, but his own corrupted conscience.

by Michael Harvey - Fiction, Mystery

It’s been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to 37 years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly gets an anonymous email offering to pay him nearly a quarter of a million dollars if he will find Perry. Kelly’s investigation begins with the woman Ray Perry left behind --- his wife, Marie. Ostracized by her former friends and hounded by the feds, Marie tells Kelly she has no idea where her husband is. Like everyone else, Kelly doesn’t believe her. 

by Michael Harvey - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The first day of class for graduate students Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other --- until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack. Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing. The only problem is that the alleged murderer is already dead. Suddenly, the class has a new assignment: find the real killer.

by Michael Harvey - Fiction, Thriller

Michael Kelly is back and racing to save Chicago from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed in the city’s subway system.