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Forests of the Night
 
 
Author
David Stuart Davies.
Publisher Felony & Mayhem  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781933397870
Pages/Publication Date 240/2008
Daedalus Item Code 23360
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By all accounts, Pamela Palfrey was plain and painfully shy, the sort of girl that few people miss in the best of times—and with Hitler's bombs raining down nightly on London, and hundreds dying every day, these aren't the best of times. One-eyed private eye Johnny Hawke knows it all too well, in his debut mystery by Sherlock Holmes authority and playwright David Stuart Davies. Having lost his chance to serve after a training accident, Hawke is doing little more than nursing his feelings of inadequacy until the Palfreys hire him to find Pamela, and it soon becomes clear that she has been nursing some secrets of her own. This literate mystery from independent New York bookstore publisher Felony & Mayhem is from their "Historical" category: settings from the Ancient World to the 1940s, and everything in between.

"It's quickly apparent that the young woman was living two very different lives, and when she turns up dead, Hawke continues to dig into her past, despite his clients' objections. Wartime London makes a great setting for crime fiction, and Davies uses it shrewdly, not so much as an excuse to decorate the action with scenes of Blitz-torn London, though there are some of those, but, rather, as a kind of psychological landscape. We feel the war through the characters' dampened emotions and anguished expressions of both guilt and frustration.... Johnny Hawke is ... a keeper."—Booklist

 
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