Johnny Hawke
Created by David Stuart Davies (1946 --)

The war evidently didn't belong just to Foyle...

Not to be confused with Edward Y. Breese's similarly named P.I., David Stuart Davies' JOHHNY HAWKE is a one-eyed private detective operating in London during the Blitz who's appeared in several solid World War II-era mysteries.

A policeman at the outbreak of the war, he's thwarted from enlisting when during training a rifle explodes in his face and he loses an eye. Offered a desk job with the police, Johnny instead opts to go private and promptly became known as Johnny One-Eye.

He made his debut in "One for the Monet," a short story which appeared in issue 37 of Sherlock: The Detective Magazine. Johnny was subsequently featured in several other short stories before making his novel-length debut in Forests of the Night in 2005.

David Stuart Davies wasa teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. His early work mostly concerned Sherlock Holmes, and he wrote extensively about the man, contributing both fiction and non-fiction, as well as editing Sherlock Holmes: The Detective Magazine, and Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.His award-winning one-man play Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act was also quite a success, premiering at the Salisbury Playhouse in 1999 and has since been performed in France, Canada, America, Hong Kong, Malta and all over the British Isles.

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Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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