The Missing Gun

The Missing Gun

by W H Oxley

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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 Detective Inspector Hawker of the Flying Squad 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045695343
Publisher: W H Oxley
Publication date: 02/13/2014
Series: Hawker of the Yard , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 331,618
File size: 144 KB

About the Author

W.H. 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 on the French Riviera. .

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The Missing Gun 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
will keep you guessing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the characters very interesting in this story. It is worth your time.