Bill "the Hook"
Created by Brad Latham
BILL LOCKWOOD, better known by his nickname "The
HOOK", which he received in his boxing days, is a World
War I veteran turned high-living chief investigator for the Transatlantic
Insurance Company in these five period piece PBO's set in the
1930's. He's a suave gent, with a definite touch of class. He
lives in a swanky hotel, drives a gunmetal-grey 1937 Cord convertible,
smokers Camels and carries a Dunhill lighter, not to mention a
Colt .38. One character claims Bill looks "like he just stepped
out of an ad for Arrow shirts."
The Hook appeared in five PBOs, part of Warner's Men of Action
- "Good, dirty fun, with graphic sex, plentiful gunplay,
and more car chases than an episode of Rockford... Pure cheese....but
tasty. Anyone got a spare copy of five?"
- The Hook #1: The Gilded Canary (1981)
- The Hook #2: Sight Unseen (1981)
- The Hook #3: Hate Is Thicker Than Blood (1981)
- The Hook #4: The Death Of Lorenzo Jones (1982)
- The Hook #5: Corpses In The Cellar (1982)
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin
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