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Without Conscience: A Johnny Hawke Novel (Johnny One Eye #3)

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Forests of the Night introduced the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz. Now Johnny Hawke is back in this atmospheric, thrilling sequel.

Set in 1942, Without Conscience finds Rachel Howells in London for the first time, trapped in a web of violence. Her companion, army deserter Harryboy Jenkins, will stop at nothing--not even
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Minotaur Books (first published 2008)
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John
Dec 08, 2015 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's London during the Blitz, and PI Johnny Hawke's new client wants him to find out if husband Walter is having an affair and, if so, to get the proof so she can divorce him. Business is thin and sometimes a guy must do the dirty work, so he takes the case. Soon he finds that Walter is part of a flourishing London transvestite scene; but then, almost immediately, Walter is murdered in the street. Despite the client being intimidated into sacking him from the case, Johnny persists with his inves ...more
Brenda Hawley
Another in the Johnny One Eye series set during World War II England. Johnny lost his eye in basic training and was released from military service at the beginning of the war. Not wanted by his old employer, the London police, he set up a detective agency in war torn London. This third novel in the series deals with a manic serviceman on a killing spree as well as a cross dressing public employee murdered for no apparent reason. Johnny uses his usual wit and acute observation to solve the cases ...more
Patrick
Johnny Hawke is a private eye operating in London during the Blitz. And speaking of eyes, he's only got one.

An army deserter goes on a crime spree and kills whoever gets in his way. An orphan runs away from the rural home he's been placed in for the duration. A young woman from Wales arrives in the big city and is in over her head.

And a bunch of cross-dressing nobs get their size 40 panties in a bunch.

Good atmosphere, decent dialogue, too many concussions. Davies has to work to tie the threads t
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Elizabeth
Part of a series starring a one-eyed detective in London during WWII who follows the trail of a serial killer. Big on plot and light on characterization, by the end of the book I didn't have any feelings for the protagonist. Pretty typical mystery.
Sandra
Jun 08, 2009 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. The detective was a hard-boiled Bogart type.
Pat
Jun 07, 2011 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pat by: L. A. Times
Shelves: mystery
A detective in 1940's London solving murders. It was slow and predictable, but but the characters were likable and the enjoyable.
Peter
Jul 14, 2011 Peter marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to this detective novel by a writer who is a well-regarded expert on Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes....just got to find the time
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David Stuart Davies was born in 1946. He was 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. He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.
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