Haggard Hawk

by Douglas Watkinson

Douglas Watkinson’s “Haggard Hawk” introduces readers to the character of Nathan Hawk, a former police officer who finds himself at a loose end after being fired for breaking a fellow officer’s jaw. Unsure of what to do with his life, Hawk spends his days worrying about his grown-up children, who are scattered across the globe.

However, his life takes an unexpected turn when a neighbour in the village he has retired to is murdered. While the tragedy is certainly lamentable, for Hawk it’s a stroke of luck. The investigation gives him a sense of purpose and a chance to put his skills to the test once again.

Despite the warnings of the local police, Hawk can’t resist the temptation to investigate the case himself. His wit and tenacity soon lead him down a dangerous path, as he unravels a complex web of lies and deceit. The case takes him from the quaint English countryside to the seedy underbelly of London, as he delves deeper into the mystery.

Hawk is a complex and multi-layered character, known for his wit and fiery temper. In “Haggard Hawk,” he is tasked with solving a murder case involving the disappearance of a young woman. The case takes him through a series of twists and turns, leading to the unearthing of a web of deceit, secrets, and betrayal.

Watkinson’s expertise in crime and mystery writing is evident throughout the book, as he keeps the reader on edge with his masterful pacing and unpredictable plot twists. The character development is top-notch, with Hawk’s flaws and strengths playing a crucial role in the story.

As a writer with extensive experience in television and film, Watkinson’s writing style is fast-paced and cinematic, making “Haggard Hawk” an engaging and immersive reading experience. Fans of crime fiction will find plenty to love in this book, and Nathan Hawk is sure to become a favourite character among readers.

“Haggard Hawk” is a masterfully crafted crime novel that marks the beginning of a thrilling series. With its captivating characters, gripping plot, and beautiful setting, this book is a must-read for fans of crime and mystery fiction. Douglas Watkinson’s writing is sharp, witty, and engaging, making “Haggard Hawk” a perfect choice for anyone looking for a thrilling and entertaining read.


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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.