The Darkness of Death
By David Stuart Davies
London, 1943. The wartime private detective Johnny ‘One-Eye’ Hawke is dealing with a strange client. He swears he’s seen a ghost – his wife, dead for years, appeared out of nowhere on a tube station platform.
Meanwhile, a sinister new protection racket has set itself up on Johnny’s patch, operated by the mysteriously re-invigorated and violent Bernstein gang.
Johnny must solve the strange case of the platform ghost, under fire from the Bernstein gang.
But as Johnny searches through the blackout for the elusive Beryl, he also has to deal with the realisation that for the first time in his life he is in love – with Maxine, a costume designer who, thankfully, has been called away from London on work.
At least she’s out of harm’s way. Or so Johnny thinks…