London WW2 PI

Forests of the Night - David Stuart Davies

Released from the army due to a training accident, Johnny Hawke can't go back to his former job as a police constable so opens up a private detective agency. The story captures the atmosphere  of WW2 London as Hawke the  PI investigates the disappearance of a young lady. 


The main character's softer side is shown through his caring for a street boy ensuring the lad was cared for. It is this aspect of his character that made me adore him.