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Hoare and the Headless Captains

A Maritime Mystery Featuring Captain Bartholomew Hoare

Maritime Mysteries Featuring Captain Bartholomew Hoare (Volume 2) Captain Bartholomew Hoare (Volume 2)

Wilder Perkins

Minotaur Books

The second of a series of historical mysteries featuring Batholomeu Hoare, officer in His Majesty's Royal Navy during the reign of George III. Hoare is charged with finding the murderer of his Majesty's captains and uncovers an egregious conspiracy of theft and violence. Resurrected once again is the colorful Miss Jane Austen, as well as other delightful characters also featured in the first novel in this promising new series.

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Chapter ITWENTY MILES to the south, Bartholomew Hoare, cruising in his pinnace in the Channel, knew he had bungled, and bungled badly. The sudden gust laid Neglectful nearly on her beam ends, to the ugly tune of crashing crockery in the cuddy below. There was no escaping it; he had misjudged the rate at which the weather to seaward would degenerate and the westerly storm strike the Channel. As a result, he and Neglectful were about to experience a very nasty October gale. He wasted no more time but brought her to the wind, reduced sail to a storm jib and a corner of mainsail, then hove her to and
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  • Wilder Perkins

  • Wilder Perkins made his home in Easton, Maryland. He died in 1999.
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