Haggard Hawk Paperback
by Marcus Barr
Nathan Hawk is a recently retired police officer. A widower with four children scattered all over the world, he has gone to live in a typical English village.
He spends his time there struggling with Anger Management Disorder and gardening for all he's worth.
He's trying to kill time, time he never had as head of a Murder Squad...time he never wanted, time he doesn't want now.
Then, driving home one night from a dinner party in the company of a young, female G.P, he comes across a brutal murder and he's right back where he used to be - catching a killer.
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Pen Press Publishers
- Publication Date: 25/03/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781905621002
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Review by dowsabella
This is the first book by "Marcus Barr", but he has written plays, and for many TV series. The cover quotes recommendations from Dr. Who (Colin Baker) and Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles) among others - and it deserves them.I wasn't particularly upset by the identity of the murder victim, but justice must be done, and murder is not the right way to die whoever you are. There are some rather obvious clues throughout the book (and some very un-obvious ones as well), not all of which have any bearing on the killer's identity!Since Barnaby isn't in the local police force, they need a hand, although they make it very clear they don't want any retired copper interfering. Enter Nathan Hawk, a retired police officer with a very short fuse - and an interesting way of managing his anger. It is a good read.