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Hawke's Tor (Amos Hawke mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

E.V. Thompson
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'Thompson is a marvellous scene-setter and creator of atmosphere...here he retains the pace and care of the best of his writing with a crafted style' --The Cornishman

'A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a world-class professional' --The Sunday Times

This is EV Thompson at his best. He is an author who lights our imagination and takes us back to Cornwall of the 1800s...Premier League volumes' --The Cornish Country

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'Thompson is a marvellous scene-setter and creator of atmosphere...here he retains the pace and care of the best of his writing with a crafted style' - The Cornishman 'A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a world-class professional' - The Sunday Times 'This is EV Thompson at his best. He is an author who lights our imagination and takes us back to Cornwall of the 1800s...Premier League volumes' - The Cornish Country 'A crowded, vigorous and evocative novel linking East and West' - The Yorkshire Post 'Mr Thompson has the verbal photography of Ernest Hemingway' - The Cornish Guardian 'With settings that stretch from China to Cornwall, these sagas delight' - The Independent

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 447 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (29 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070D3Q10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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E.V. Thompson has enjoyed an eventful and varied lifestyle, in many parts of the world.

It began as a small child when the family's London home was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombs and he was taken to Oxfordshire where he was later educated at Burford Grammar School.

Joining the Royal Navy at the age of 15, he visited many countries during his ten years service, during which he was caught up in the Korean War and developed a love of travelling which has never left him. Upon leaving the navy he began writing short stories whilst involved in many occupations which included Vice Squad Policeman and Airline Detective; secondment to the Hong Kong Police Narcotics Bureau; heading the Department of Civil Aviation Security in what was then Rhodesia; Chief of Security at London's prestigious Mayfair Hotel - and sweeping floors in one of Cornwall's China Clay Works, whilst pursuing a writing career.

Eventually, when working as a Civil Servant in Devonport naval dockyard and with more than 200 short stories published around the world, his first novel, CHASE THE WIND, a novel about the 19th century copper miners of Cornwall's Bodmin Moor and the first of what would be the Retallick series of novels, won an award as "The Best Historical Novel of the Year". This was to set him firmly on the path to full-time authorship, a career which has to date seen almost 40 novels published in his name, many of them international best-sellers, their settings ranging from Cornwall where he has his home, to Europe, Africa, the Far East and America, where he is a frequent visitor.

There are also non-fiction books published by West Country publishers and E.V. has written and presented a number of programme series for BBC Radio Cornwall as well as giving talks in many countries around the world.

His latest novel, CHURCHYARD AND HAWKE, published at the end of 2009 by Robert Hale, marks the return of Amos Hawke, a mid-19th century Cornish detective who first appeared in THOUGH THE HEAVENS MAY FALL. Hawke, with the help of a companion, Tom Churchyard, a new recruit from the London Police, foils a bold foray into the county by a gang of London criminals and solves a baffling series of murders centred around one of Cornwall's great houses.

A new novel, BEYOND THE STORM, set on Cornwall's rugged North Coast, is to be published by Robert Hale in November, 2010.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Read 10 Aug 2012
By Scorpio
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This is the first E V Thompson book I have read. It will not be the last!
A delightful read with plenty of twists and turns. Yes, I worked out who the murderer was but that did not detract from my pleasure in the tale. I recommend this completely
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4.0 out of 5 stars hawkes tor 19 Dec 2012
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again i bought this for my wife who is an ardent thompson fan,and she was not disapointed.even though she has most of his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mysteries with twist in the end 23 Jan 2014
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I like all this books and good read I have enjoyed all this books Sorry that will not be any
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book. 14 July 2013
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Another enthralling book. Read it and enjoy. Strong characters and unexpected events will keep your brain ticking over.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's a good read 13 July 2013
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This book is up to the usual standard we expect from E V Thompson's books and it's a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars have enjoyed this new triligy 10 Jun 2013
By spinone
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keep writing as all your books are the best I have read everyone his knowledge and research is really the best
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5.0 out of 5 stars hawke's tor ev thompson 6 May 2013
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a gripping tale, full of twists and .turns, well done. every book by ev thompson is well written and hold you from start to finish
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hawked tor (Amos Hawke mysteries) 19 April 2013
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Have always liked his writing looking forward to another book have read many in book form 1st in kindle form
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting change of pace from CSI..
I hadn't read anything like this before but the range of cheap books for the Kindle means that you can try things like this... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lisa Robins
5.0 out of 5 stars E.V.Thompson
I have always loved E.V. Thompsons books right from the time I read God's Highlander. Easy to read, a good story including historical facts, I am so sorry He is no longer with us... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rita LLoyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Sequel
Well, this was a good follow up to the original Churchyard and Hawke. This time the identity of the murderer was hidden rather more skilfully which made for a more interesting... Read more
Published 14 months ago by MRW
5.0 out of 5 stars Another EV Thompson Classic
Yet another EV Thompson story of the Cornish people, Closely regarded and reported with an astute eye by Mr Thompson, whose novel writing, and fantastic descriptions of the places... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. K. Mccourt
5.0 out of 5 stars another good read from E V Thompson
As usual a very good read, the Amos Hawke novels have always held the Imagination of what Cornwall was like 150 years ago. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs S
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliantly crafted book
I bought this book to get to the next level in the Kindle Reading Marathon and I am so pleased I did. On the one hand the descriptive writing is excellent. Read more
Published 20 months ago by John T retired
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