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Forests of the Night - David Stuart Davies
Forests of the Night
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1940. London is at war. When World War II breaks out, the young policeman John Hawke enlists in the army. His dreams of fighting for his country, however, are cut short after he loses an eye in rifle training. Invalided out of the army and offered a desk job with the police, John sets up as... show more
1940. London is at war.

When World War II breaks out, the young policeman John Hawke enlists in the army.

His dreams of fighting for his country, however, are cut short after he loses an eye in rifle training.

Invalided out of the army and offered a desk job with the police, John sets up as a private investigator in London instead, hoping for excitement and danger.

In the autumn of 1940, John is hired to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman.

What is the connection between her brutal murder and the fading film actor Gordon Moore?

And is there a connection to the runaway boy who may have witnessed something terrible.

Told with wit and humour, while evoking an atmospheric picture of the home front during the dark days of the Second World War, ‘Forests of the Night’ is page-turning novel rich in period detail.

“Sherlock Holmes expert Davies effectively captures London of a later era in this taut page-turner” – Kirkus

“Johnny Hawke is a keeper” – Booklist.

David Stuart Davies is a British writer. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction.[1] He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00MGJU3QY
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
Series: Johnny One Eye (#1)
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nospin
nospin rated it
4.0 London WW2 PI
Released from the army due to a training accident, Johnny Hawke can't go back to his former job as a police constable so opens up a private detective agency. The story captures the atmosphere of WW2 London as Hawke the PI investigates the disappearance of a young lady. The main character's soft...
beishir
beishir rated it
4.0 Forests of the Night (Johnny Hawke)
I have been impressed with [a:David Stuart Davies|157914|David Stuart Davies|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1248450218p2/157914.jpg] since reading a couple of his horror genre Sherlock Holmes novels. His story lines are tight and his characters are well developed and interesting.This book is the fir...
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