The Occasional Jonas Kemble

by Douglas Watkinson

The Lawlors are a famous theatrical dynasty spanning three generations. When a mysterious young Argentinian woman, Isabella Morales, descends on them at a twenty-first birthday party, the family little realises how profoundly their perfect lives will be altered.
As Isabella’s true intentions become clear, so Marcus Lawlor realises he must act. But how far is he prepared to go to solve the problem which is Isabella and growing worse by the day? Using sweet reason on someone like her is pointless. Offering her money to disappear might work, though certainly not forever. Revealing her secrets might do the trick – if only he knew them.
In his search for a more radical solution Marcus turns to the enigmatic Jonas Kemble who has stood by him for most of his life. Can Jonas achieve what Marcus cannot? 

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.