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The Missing Gun (Hawker of the Yard) [Kindle Edition]

W H Oxley
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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London in the autumn of 1939: the early months of World War 2. Hitler has just conquered Poland, but life in London continues much as it did in peacetime, albeit a little more restricted since the introduction of petrol rationing. No bombs have been dropped on the city as yet, but the population go about their daily business under the constant threat of German air raids, and a blackout remains in force at night.

For Scotland Yard and the criminal fraternity, however, it is business as usual. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask, it appears to be a straightforward case of a bungled armed robbery, but as Hawker proceeds with his investigation, the more facts he uncovers the more confusing the affair becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unravelled before he can wrap up the case – with a little help from Sherlock Holmes.




Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Smudgeworks (17 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IIJM9U4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,710 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free 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 once 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The missing gun w h oxley 22 Mar 2014
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This was my first w h Oxley book which was a superb read inspector hawker and his sergeant brightwell are good old fashioned coppers just pre world war 2 would highly recommend this book and author. Kev dilks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure what this is meant to be. 3 May 2014
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I'm old enough to have read Gideon of the Yard. It's not him.
I remember the Sweeny. It's not Jack Regan although the language could be.
A detective with a passion for Sherlock Homes and good deductive skills. TVs Jonathan Creek? Nope.
I finished it. Enjoyed it. But will I remember it? Possibility not.
Others may think different and star up or down.
3 stars is a personal choice. Don't be put off by my review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Missing Gun 9 April 2014
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A good and easy read , with a typical old English humour throw in, would recommend it. Would try to read the other books from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hawker 7 April 2014
By Peter C
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A nice "simple" read with an interesting plot of who done it!?

The text was easy to read, it took you along at a good pace without being flamboyant and kept you guessing a bit.

This was the first time I've read a story by W.H. Oxley and will happily seek out another. Hawker of the yard is quite a character that I'd like to read more of
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy relaxing read 22 Sep 2014
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An 'armchair' easy read. A story you can pick up and put down for another day as it is certainly not gripping.
What I would call an old fashion cop story. I liked it for the above sometime I just need an easy read.
I would say give it a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The missing gun 19 Jun 2014
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A pleasant, fairly predictable way to while away an hour or two but don't expect the earth to move for you !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 18 Jun 2014
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I do like this author`s sense of humor and the way the stories unfold. Brilliant !!! keep up the good work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Story 16 Jun 2014
By martin
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I thought this was an ok-read. A bit predictable, and the characters could do with being bulked out somewhat. However, on an aeroplane with a glass of duty free its ok.
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