White Crane

A Nathan Hawk Murder Mystery

When his son’s Chinese house guest, Suyin Qu, goes missing, Hawk reckons that it’s her prerogative and is reluctant to look for her. Shortly afterwards two men break into Jaikie’s house looking for her and make the mistake of attacking him. The only thing missing is a valuable bonsai tree, a curious thing to have stolen. It makes Hawk wonder if there’s more to Suyin’s disappearance than a lapsed visa.
Unable to find answers in England, Hawk heads for China where the truth about Suyin Qu, to say nothing of the murder she’s accused of, is finally revealed. And, naturally, Hawk catches the killer.

Douglas Watkinson

Douglas Watkinson

Douglas Watkinson Is An English Novelist, Playwright And Screenwriter. Douglas cannot remember a time when he didn’t write and has written literally hundreds of television scripts, contributing to many popular series. Among his favourites are Lovejoy, Boon, Forever Green, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Midsomer Murders. The latter’s worldwide audience numbers a staggering one billion people. Douglas is the author of The Nathan Hawk Mysteries, a series of crime novels. They celebrate the unpredictable Nathan Hawk - a sacked police officer turned private investigator. As well as the Nathan Hawk stories, Douglas has recently published a standalone novel, The Occasional Jonas Kemble. It tells the story of a beleaguered theatrical dynasty with a problem they need to solve before it destroys them. Douglas was born into an army family and his father served throughout World War II and beyond. He was killed in Palestine in 1947. His death was the inspiration for one of several stage-plays, The Wall, in which a middle aged man visits a military cemetery in Ramleh, Israel and meets a young British soldier who turns out to be his father. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's, Douglas then attended East 15 Acting School where his first plays were performed. Whilst there he met his wife Lesley and they now live in Buckinghamshire countryside with their two German Shepherd dogs. Their four grown up children have left home. Allegedly.
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