The Home Guard Raiders (Hawker of the Yard Book 8)
W H Oxley
Format: Print Length
Publisher: Smudgeworks (April 29, 2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
The London blitz grinds on, but in spite of the bombs raining down on the city every night and the threat of a German invasion hanging over England like a big black cloud, it's business as usual for the criminal fraternity. When a gang in Home Guard uniform raid a jeweller’s shop in Putney, Inspector Hawker is drawn into a weird and wonderful world of enthusiastic amateur soldiers building their own armoured cars and mounting machine guns on trailers to tow behind the family car as he pursues his investigation. But are the robbers really members of the Home Guard, or will it just be a case of rounding up the usual suspects, and if so, which ones – and where do the Edgware watchmaker or the overweight drag queen fit into the scheme of things?
In common with all Hawker books, this is a complete self-contained story and may be read independently of the others. The sequence of historical events forming the backdrop to the series are in chronological order, with Hawker number eight taking the war up to December 1940.