• Direct Hit

    Direct Hit
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    ISBN: 9781782641278

    Edition: June 27, 2015

    Pages: 304

    Publication date: June 27, 2015

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: The Blitz Detective

    Direct Hit

    Book #1

    First in a crime series set in London during the Blitz in 1940-41

    The jagged blast of high explosives rips through the evening air. In the sky over East London the searchlights criss-cross in search of the enemy.

    On the first night of the Blitz, a corpse is discovered in a van in the back streets of West Ham. Detective Inspector John Jago recognizes the dead man as local Justice of the Peace Charles Villers. But then a German bomb obliterates all evidence.

    Villers, not a popular man, was both powerful and feared. As the sirens wail, the detective must start matching motive to opportunity--and it doesn’t help when his boss foists an intrusive American journalist on him.

    Jago soon discovers the dead man held many secrets, some reaching back to World War I. A lot of people wished Villers dead--and an air raid is a good time to conceal a murder.

    "Compelling--with a twist of nostalgia for a lost London." Andy Martin, author of Reacher 20: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

    "I couldn’t stop reading. . . A new detective inspector has made his appearance, and I hope very much that it won’t be the last we’ve heard of him." Peter Stansky, author of The First Day of the Blitz
    Mike Hollow studied languages at Cambridge, then worked for the BBC, and then Tearfund. Now a freelance writer and editor, he lives in Basingstoke with his wife Margaret. A popular poet, his work has been widely performed and has appeared in many collections.

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