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Hardcastle’s actress. Hardcastle’s burglar. Hardcastle’s soldiers.
Hardcastle’s obsession. Hardcastle grunted an acknowledgement. Hardcastle’s obsession. 1. Hardcastle, Ernest (Fictitious character)–Fiction. He was always irritated that the regulations required junior officers to report thus, whether all was correct or not. The station officer placed the crime book on the desk, opened it and stood back to allow Hardcastle to sit down. The DDI put on his spectacles, and glanced quickly through the night’s entries.
In February 1915 the Great War is still raging on the Western Front but back in Westminster a policeman is shot dead .
At first, Hardcastle believes the murderer to have been a disturbed burglar. At first, Hardcastle believes the murderer to have been a disturbed burglar. But then, there is another killing - the beautiful wife of a Royal Flying Corps Officer - on whose doorstep the first victim was killed. As enquiries continue, attention focuses on an antiquarian bookseller, a struggling artist, a reporter and even officers of the Royal Flying Corps.
Hardcastle's Airmen book. During Graham Ison's thirty-year career in Scotland Yard's Special Branch he was involved in several espionage cases and the investigation into the escape of the spy George Blake. He spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers and also served as second-in-command of the Diplomatic Protection Group. Other books in the series. Hardcastle (1 - 10 of 12 books). Books by Graham Ison.
In February 1915 the Great War is still raging on the Western Front, but in Westminster, at the centre of DI Hardcastle's bailiwick, a policeman is shot dead.
The Great War is raging on the Western Front, but in Westminster a policeman is shot dead. But as inquiries continue, attention focuses on an antiquarian bookseller, a struggling artist, a reporter, officers of the Royal Flying Corps, and the activities of Isabel Plowman, the wife of one officer and the lover of others.
Managed to get some ginger snaps today, sir,’ she said. Splendid, Mrs Cartwright. Hardcastle put down his pipe and rubbed his hands together. Hardcastle put down his pipe and rubbed his hands together nd the detectives’ office door, and ask Sergeant Marriott to see me, would you?’. A few moments later, Marriott appeared. You wanted me, sir?’. Yes, Marriott,’ said Hardcastle, dunking a ginger snap in his tea. ‘Have you got an address for that officer we saw at Victoria Station? The chap who claimed to have seen our murderer running away. It’s in the office, sir. I’ll fetch.
Inspector Ernest Hardcastle is encumbered with a complicated murder investigation. The Great War is grinding slowly to its bloody finale. Divisional Det. Inspector Ernest Hardcastle, head of the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police, is called to a body recovered from the Thames. Mavis Parker, the victim’s attractive widow, proves to be a good-time girl, and to complicate matters, all the suspects seem to be known to each other, including a South African who purports to be an actor.