Michael Harvey
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Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey 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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Best Sellers

    • Brighton

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Kevin Pearce - baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton - was 15 when he left town in the back of his uncle's cab. He and his buddy, Bobby Scales, had just committed heinous violence....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boston Noir

    • By RueRue on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • We All Fall Down

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly is racing to save his city from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed underground....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • too many plots that don't interconnect.

    • By Drina on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Chicago Way

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case that his old friend was once ordered to forget....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wicked good storm of cliches

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Governor's Wife

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It's been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to 38 years in prison....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Horrible Narration

    • By Erica woolfolk coleman on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Innocence Game

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond, Robertson Dean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen! Caught me from the beginning!

    • By Paulette on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Third Rail

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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....

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Fifth Floor

    • By: Michael Harvey
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When PI Michael Kelly is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A drastic downturn from the first book

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-10

    Regular price: $27.93

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