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Did the Butler Do It? (Hawker of the Yard) [Kindle Edition]

W H Oxley

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Who stole Lady Basildon’s diamonds, and why are certain items of her underwear missing?

London – six months into the Second World War. While the phoney war continues in Europe and Hitler plots his next move, the war on crime is cranking up in London. Once again, Detective Inspector Hawker and Detective Sergeant Brightwell are called upon to solve an armed robbery. There’s no shortage of suspects: a butler with a dark secret, a valet who is not all he seems to be, a sexy housemaid, the Irish Republican Army and a couple of philandering milkmen to name but a few – and was it really Finland’s request for an armistice that necessitated Lord Basildon’s presence in the House of Lords? This time it will need Hawker’s brains, not Brightwell’s brawn, to solve it, with just a little help from Sherlock Holmes and a quota quickie.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Smudgeworks (25 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M5DORWM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Considers himself a European. British by birth and ancestry, he was partly schooled in Brussels, though mainly in England, was married to a Norwegian, hustles a living as a photographer in Germany and spends much of his time hanging out with the low life on the French Riviera.

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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Good short story 11 Sep 2014
By SoMoMan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another good entry in the Hawker series. Oxley continues to develop the Hawker character and has developed a nice niche in the detective genre. I enjoyed the blend of humor and mystery along with the historical time frame and references. This short story kept my interest up and I look forward to the next adventure as the "phoney war" heats up.
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