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St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312273439256 Pages
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.
"With its witty wordplay and attention to the nuances of British society, Perkins's droll telling of this rowdy and rollicking adventure takes a page out of Austen's work." - Publishers Weekly
TWENTY 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...