When asked to look into the death of a man in a town known for pagan connections, Haszard quickly makes progress, and it isn’t long before matters become dangerous. With little to work with, Haszard makes progress, yet the task is a daunting one, and not everyone he encounters is friendly.
Collating interesting and significant information from various sources along the way, Haszard has to link factors linked with the past, and as he does so, he realizes that in order to save someone from certain death, he is in a race against time.
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About the Author
In 1984 he commenced his training as an Operating Department Practitioner, rising to the height of deputy head, before leaving the profession in 1999 to pursue his other love, that of art. Kevin worked as an art consultant, demonstrator, teacher, retailer and framer, but returned to the medical profession in 2010. His main passions are cricket, running, humour, ale and curries. He lives with his wife of twenty-five years and his twenty-three-year-old daughter. Kevin has never been to Ipswich. Or Scunthorpe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Haszard, “Haz” to his friends, may seem an odd name for a medical doctor who dabbles in mysteries, but according to the text he cannot stomach his given name. For the purpose of this review, we’ll accept that and stick with “Haz”. Haz’s better part, Sabrina, is learning to accompany him on adventures as varied as the landscape. His other friends are along for the ride lending a helping hand when needed…except for Grace, whose talent for getting lost in the moment as well as geographically is as large as her generous heart. So when Suzie, a mutual friend of Grace and Haz, asked Haz to look into the mysterious death of her brother Dean Haz can’t say “no” in spite of Sabrina’s initial skepticism. When they find that Dean may have been murdered by a group practicing ancient Druid rituals of human sacrifice, the call to find the truth becomes too much for either of them to bear. What they encounter involves several small towns and a large number of people none of whom want them poking around and are willing to take whatever steps are necessary to discourage their investigation. Full Circle is a well written narrative first person narrative. Haszard, as the narrator, is almost too detailed at times, but seems to make jumps at other times. Nevertheless, the story is easy to follow and a bit tedious since it takes place over a period of days among the normal activities, such as work, of Haz and Sabrina’s life. The other characters are believable and more than willing to help up to a point. Grace, who has no real part in the story other than as a delightful distraction manages to catalyze the action through her antics by bringing Haz into contact into certain people at just the right time to provide key information essential to the story. Full Circle should be enjoyed by readers of cozy mysteries who love nail-biting threats of danger without actually having to see the characters face it. It is entertaining, sometimes humorous, and a great choice for a winter read in front of crackling fire.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Full Circle: The Haszard Narratives is a sleuth mystery written by Kevin E. Hatt. Haszard and Sabrina had recently returned from their vacation and were back at work at the local hospital where he was an anesthetic and recovery practitioner, and she was a Sister in the orthopedic clinic. They were pondering dinner options when their friend, Grace, called. They were not at all surprised to hear that their brilliant, driven, and totally unpredictable friend needed an emergency infusion of cash sent to her in Marseilles, which was not on her itinerary -- but that had never discouraged Grace before. Stopping by her assistant Suzie’s house to get the fund transfer process started was not a big thing in itself, but Suzie had a problem that she wanted Haszard to work on. He automatically resisted, but the story of her cousin's startling death was a little too unusual for him not look into, at least a little bit. Dean had fallen from a bridge and died in Lamesford, a small village known for its residents’ practice of the old religion, yet he had been seen in Southington, twenty miles away, at the exact moment of his death. Kevin E. Hatt's sleuth mystery, Full Circle: The Haszard Narratives, is a breezy and fun tale that manages to be deadly serious at the same time and that's no mean feat. Like many other readers, I was immediately intrigued when I saw the pentagram on the cover of this book, and the story did not disappoint. The mystery surrounding Dean's death was as irresistible to me as it was to Haszard and Sabrina, who are a brilliant team, and who I enjoyed getting to know. The supporting cast of friends and colleagues were also a lot of fun to become acquainted with on the way to the resolution of the puzzle. The story moves quickly and smoothly, and the solution came as a total surprise. This is the first of The Haszard Narratives that I've had the opportunity to read, and I'm looking forward to reading more. Full Circle: The Haszard Narratives is highly recommended.