A Hanging Matter

A Hanging Matter

by David Donachie
     
 

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Returning to England, Harry and James become embroiled in a vicious struggle between rival smugglers played out in the English Channel. Witnesses to a bloody confrontation, they flee to Deal—only to find that, behind its picturesque facade, the town is a haven for traders in contraband, seething with corruption and violence.  See more details below

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Returning to England, Harry and James become embroiled in a vicious struggle between rival smugglers played out in the English Channel. Witnesses to a bloody confrontation, they flee to Deal—only to find that, behind its picturesque facade, the town is a haven for traders in contraband, seething with corruption and violence.

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"A must for armchair mariners . . . it's superb stuff."  —Manchester Evening News

"With vivid and accurate shipboard action, storm havoc and battle scenes, Donachie has made Ludlow the most compulsively readable amateur detective since Dick Francis' latest ex-jockey."  —Cambridge Evening News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590130162
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
The Privateersman Mysteries, #3
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.27(d)

Meet the Author

David Donachie is an avowed lover of naval fiction with a stroke of mischief, and he has lately published a multivolume biographical novel about Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Writing as Tom Connery, he is the author of the popular Markham of the Marines novels. A Scot by birth, he lives in Deal on the Channel coast of England.

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