A Taste for Blood

David Stuart Davies

Two plots running parallel... you won't see what's coming

The sixth novel in the Detective Johnny (One Eye) Hawke series.

Two laser-sharp detectives, two thought-provoking cases and two skilful plots.

Featuring private investigator Johnny (One Eye) Hawke, and his one-time colleague in the police force Detective David Llewellyn. Llewellyn is investigating the chilling crimes of a top psychiatrist and his scheming patient who the doctor believes has knuckled under his authority. In the meantime, Hawke is on the case of a mysterious suicide in Edgware Road... soon discovered as not your average suicide.

The guts and insight of the two investigators bring both cases to a head - though you won't even begin to see how until you have turned the last pages.

Praise for A Taste for Blood

“Johnny Hawke breathes new life into the traditional British mystery.  He’s a hero with a heart.  Val McDermid

“A well-crafted thriller that had me gripped from the first chapter.  A Taste for Blood far exceeded expectations with its carefully crafted plotting and characterization. So good were these that it encouraged me to read the novel a second time.  Amazon review

“I wholeheartedly recommend David Stuart Davies to those who enjoy a good read. Amazon review

This is a delightful read because you are not quite sure what will happen and you are hooked enough to keep on reading. Enjoyable.J Robert Ewbank, author

Print book £8.99  


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ISBN: 9781907230462  (e-book 9781907230486)


David Stuart Davies

David Stuart Davies is the author of five novels featuring private detective hero, Johnny Hawke, and seven novels featuring Sherlock Holmes as well as several non-fiction books about the Baker Street detective including the movie volume Starring Sherlock Holmes.  He is also an author of Sherlock Holmes short stories.

As well as being a committee member of the Crime Writers’ Association, and editing their monthly magazine, Red Herrings, David is the general contributing editor for Wordsworth Editions Mystery & Supernatural series and a major contributor of introductions to the Collectors’ Library classic editions.

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A Taste for Blood:

Paperback: £8.99 €11.75 US$14.95
ISBN: 978-1-907230-46-2
E-book: £4.99 €5.99 US$6.99
ISBN: 978-1-907230-48-6
Published by Sparkling Books

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