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Mystery
  • Author:
    David Stuart Davies
  • ISBN:
    0709078218
  • ISBN13:
    978-0709078210
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  • Publisher:
    Robert Hale (June 1, 2005)
  • Pages:
    222 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer Forests of the Night (2000)

David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction. Sherlock Holmes Adventures. Forests of the Night (2000). Johnny Hawke is removed from the army after a rifle explodes in his face and he loses an eye. Offered a desk job with the police, Johnny sets up as a private investigator in London. When asked to investigate the disappearance of a young woman things turn dangerous.

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

Johnny Hawke is a compassionate private investigator who is afflicted with the impairment of having only one eye, a casualty of a gun misfiring during his first week after joining the army to serve his country. This new series takes place in 1940.

Forests of the Night introduces the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective . This book is the first in the Johnny Hawke detective series.

When World War II breaks out in London. I have been impressed with David Stuart Davies since reading a couple of his horror genre Sherlock Holmes novels. His story lines are tight and his characters are well developed and interesting. It is a classic noir, hardboiled novel in the tradition of Sam Spade. Consistent with other Davies works, this one is very well written.

Forests of the Night book I am interested to see how David Stuart Davies continues this series as the first book has potential.

Forests of the Night book. I am interested to see how David Stuart Davies continues this series as the first book has potential. Jun 07, 2008 Trilby rated it it was ok.

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David Stuart Davies Told with wit and humor, while evoking an atmospheric picture of the home front during the dark days of the Second World War, Forests of the Night is an impressive. Told with wit and humor, while evoking an atmospheric picture of the home front during the dark days of the Second World War, Forests of the Night is an impressive . debut for David Stuart Davies.

Forests of the Night. A Johnny Hawke Novel. David Stuart Davies, an expert on recreating the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, has a style so similar to Conan Doyle that a reader could be fooled. Johnny Hawke Novels (Volume 1). David Stuart Davies. The Library Association Record on SHADOW OF THE RAT.

Items related to Forests of the Night (Johnny Hawke series). Praise for Forests of the Night "Wartime London is beautifully evoked in a plot as crafty as the black market. a book you can truly call a thriller

Items related to Forests of the Night (Johnny Hawke series). David Stuart Davies Forests of the Night (Johnny Hawke series). ISBN 13: 9780709078210. Forests of the Night (Johnny Hawke series). a book you can truly call a thriller. --Peter Lovesey, author of The Last Detective "The engaging debut appearance of wartime private eye Johnny Hawke breathes new life into the traditional British mystery.

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Introducing Johnny One Eye, the exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz.Discharged fromthe army after losing an eye in a rifle accident, John Hawke sets up as a private detective. In the autumn of 1940, he is set to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman who led a double life. What is the connection between her brutal murder anda fading film star?

Burgas
I selected this book because I believed it would be a good read; unfortunately, I've not had time to read it and cannot comment on whether it meets my expectations but I'm confident it will.
Tygrafym
His name is Johnny Hawke. Ironic because he lost one eye in a military training accident. That coupled with the blackouts of the WWII London Blitz and his eyesight is less than ‘hawk-like’. However you’ll find that what he lacks in visual ability he makes up for in intuition.

Before the war began Johnny was a policeman. Now, because of his disability the force wants him to do desk work. Still young and yearning for more excitement, this defeats his whole reasoning for being a policeman so he quits the force and sets up shop as a private investigator.

The parents of a young woman hire Johnny to investigate their missing daughter. He soon learns that their ‘sweet and innocent’ girl is actually a young prostitute that has recently been murdered. He is intrigued as the victim seems to have led a double life. He pursues the murder investigation even after the murdered girl’s parents call him off the case.

Peter, a young homeless boy crosses paths with Hawke. Peter reminds Johnny of himself as an orphaned child and he takes a keen interest in Peter’s plight. Peter, suspicious of anyone and everyone, resists Hawke’s interest in him and sets out on his own again. A series of events lead up to Peter witnessing vital evidence in Hawke’s murder case. Both Hawke and Peter end up hospitalized just when it seems the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together..

With a brooding, noir feel, the author creates the Blitz atmosphere so keenly that you can almost hear the rustle of black-out curtains and the German planes overhead. Written by an expert on Sherlock Holmes, “Forests of the Night” is an excellent debut to a series that will appeal to lovers of period pieces as well as those who prefer a solid whodunit with a nice ending twist.
Globus
This book is a disaster. It's so poorly edited that all of the mistakes were distracting from the overall story. It was also clearly not proofread or rewritten. There are numerous mistakes that just reek of amateurish effort. In chapter 3 the main character was at the orphanage, Brookfield house. By the time we get to chapter 21 he grew up in Moorfield. In chapter 12 the main character has an appointment with a suspect the following day. The following day is spent in the hospital and on a date, it's not until the second day that the mc keeps his appointment that magically seemed to have been on the second day all along. Another amateurish mistake is a character lifting a glass that was previously empty but manages to drink a great deal of gin from it. Some of the chapters have titles, most do not. This could be some kind of style that the author was shooting for, I don't know. The book alternates between third person omniscient and first person narrative, but it's often difficult to know at the beginning of the chapter which point of view is being employed. I could go on including all the obvious editing mistakes (or lack of editing) but I'm as tired of this book as I can possibly get. I don't know how it ends because I can't stand to finish it, but suffice it to say that if you order this book you will need to shut your brain down completely.
Grillador
With Forests of the Night, the first installment of the Johnny Hawke novels, David Stuart Davies deviates from his realm of Sherlock Holmes and introduces a character that author Val McDermid phrased as a "hero with a heart". Johnny Hawke is a compassionate private investigator who is afflicted with the impairment of having only one eye, a casualty of a gun misfiring during his first week after joining the army to serve his country.

This new series takes place in 1940. The place is London during WWII's famous Blitz where the Germans daily bombard the city with nightly attacks leaving London scrambling for cover when air raids warn of incoming planes that will rain destruction killing many people each and every night.

Discharged from the army as disabled, Johnny Hawke turns hard boiled detective and opens up his own private investigation office. The story opens with a visit from a Mr. and Mrs. Palfrey asking Johnny to help them find their missing daughter Pamela who appears to have dropped out of existence two months ago. The next day following their interview, Pamela is found dead in her bed, stabbed through the heart in cold blooded murder. It's now up to Johnny to uncover the clues to why she was so brutally killed, and why she had turned to prostitution and changed her name to Pammie Palmer.

With many suspects all clamoring to give Johnny the slip, this is a pretty straightforward old fashioned who-dunit in the style of Dashell Hammett or Mickey Spillane. Johnny Hawke however is not the usual cold brutish P.I. There are scenes of Johnny falling in love with the girl, temporarily adopting a small street urchin who worms his way into Johnny's heart and home, and many pages of him showing compassion and kindness even amidst the hardships of war and within the criminal minds we see as the bad guys.

Perhaps just a little sappy and corny due to the lifestyle simplicity of the 40's time period, but for those who love the Noir style murder mysteries, and for readers like me who get tired of the contemporary serial killer violent mysteries being pumped out by the thousands for shock effect, I loved this flash to the past entertaining murder-come-lightly. This is the era of trench coats and fedora hats, rotary telephones, and when scripts for books and movies were right out of Casablanca or Dick Tracy. I can't wait to read the rest of the series now that I've found this one-eyed chivalrous private eye! For something fun and out of the ordinary, give Johnny Hawke a chance!