by Douglas Watkinson
In the captivating continuation of the Nathan Hawk Murder Mysteries, “Evil Turn” by renowned TV scriptwriter Douglas Watkinson delivers a chilling tale rife with deception, betrayal, romance, and a gruesome murder. Known for his work on hit shows like The Bill, Poirot, and Midsomer Murders, Watkinson once again showcases his knack for crafting enthralling narratives featuring the sharp-witted and volatile British detective, Nathan Hawk.
“Evil Turn” plunges readers headfirst into a gripping crime thriller that immediately commands their attention. When an old police colleague enlists Hawk’s help in providing shelter for a trial witness in a double homicide case involving two trawlermen, Hawk finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue. The young Irish witness is escorted by two police officers: a captivating young woman and the grizzled Sergeant Bill Grogan.
Amidst the suspense, Hawk’s romance with Dr. Laura Peterson continues to blossom, while his daughter’s love life crumbles, prompting her return from Japan to seek solace and support from her father. As the story unfolds, readers will be enthralled by the numerous twists and turns that culminate in a shocking conclusion that leaves even the astute Hawk unprepared.
Douglas Watkinson’s “Evil Turn” is an enthralling and unmissable addition to the Nathan Hawk Murder Mysteries series, certain to delight fans of British detective novels. With its engrossing storyline, complex characters, and nail-biting suspense, this compelling crime thriller will hold readers captive until the final, stunning revelation. Don’t miss out on this must-read masterpiece from a master of British crime fiction.
The Nathan Hawk Mysteries
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.