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Publishing Schedule

March, 2018
The Halfhyde Line, book no.11 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

April, 2018
Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs, book no.12 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

May, 2018
Halfhyde Goes to War, book no.13 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

June, 2018
The King's Coat, book no.1 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

July, 2018
Halfhyde on the Amazon, book no.14 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

August, 2018
Halfhyde and the Admiral, book no.15 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

September, 2018
The King's Commission, book no.3 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

October, 2018
The King's Privateer, book no.4 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

November, 2018
The Black Ring, book no.2 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

November, 2018
The Bermuda Privateer (PB), book no.1 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

December, 2018
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan



H.M.S. Cockerel
1793: After four years ashore, the thrill of the high seas await Alan Lewrie once more. He is gratified when Revolutionary France threatens war and the Royal Navy beckons. But, aboard the H.M.S. Cockerel Lewrie must deal with a difficult captain and disgruntled seamen. See Details

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A King's Commander
It's 1793 and Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. Spoiling for adventure as always, Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders . . . See Details

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Jester's Fortune
Napoleon’s storm rolls across Italy and strikes a lethal blow against the Austrian empire. While Piedmont and Tuscany run with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea. Lewrie and his 18-gun sloop, HMS Jester, part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it along the Croatian coast. See Details

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Frank Mildmay or The Naval Officer
Frank Mildmay is a seducer of pretty girls on land and a sailor of bravado and adventure on the seas. See Details

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The King's Own
Our young hero, William Seymour, grows up on a Royal Navy ship, later becoming part of the crew of a smuggler. See Details

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Newton Forster OR The Merchant Service
Newton Forster is pressed into the Navy and serves on a merchant vessel bound for Asia, experiencing adventures involving murder, pirates, treachery, and romance. See Details

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Mr Midshipman Easy
Set sail with Midshipman Jack Easy, the original nautical hero, as he embarks on a career in the Royal Navy, full of spine-tingling danger, outrageous adventure and humorous goings on. See Details

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Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend
The "indestructible" dog, Snarleyyow, helps his master, Lt. Cornelius Vanslyperken, hunt smugglers in the English Channel. See Details

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The Privateersman
Follow the compelling exploits of Alexander Musgrave, a privateer-turned-adventurer, as he sails around the world,finding danger and excitement—and, in the end, romance. See Details

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Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin
Halfhyde is sent to West Africa to spy on the Russians when he is recognized by his arch-enemy Prince Gorsinski. Can he foil Gorsinski and seize the day for Britain? See Details

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Halfhyde's Island
Halfhyde investigates a mysterious island and faces Britain’s foes—including the vengeful Prince Gorsinski. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Guns of Arrest
In Africa, Halfhyde assists in the capture of a British traitor and matches wits with the Germans. See Details

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Halfhyde to the Narrows
Halfhyde rescues a British sailing ship in the Dardanelles and faces Prince Gorsinski’s wrath! See Details

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Halfhyde for the Queen
Only one man can save the Queen. After he discovers a plot to kill Queen Victoria, Halfhyde must face down the Spanish Navy and get the Queen's Messenger back to Britain in time to foil the terrible plot. See Details

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Halfhyde Ordered South
Halfhyde must track down a traitorous civil servant in South America before the Germans get him. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Flag Captain
Lieutenant Halfhyde, Captain Watkiss, and Admiral Daintree are under orders to round Cape Horn on a voyage from Chile to Britain to deliver traitor Sir Russell Savory to his fate. With them and the crew, on the flagship Halcyon, are a motley group of passengers. Their old enemy, Vice-Admiral von Merkatz is on their trail in hopes of freeing Savory. See Details

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Halfhyde on the Yangtze
Far up the Yangtze River, the European presence in Chungking is threatened with rebellion and massacre by the Chinese. With the Russians and Germans poised to take advantage of lapsing British treaties, tactful intervention in rescuing the terrified civilians while keeping trade with the mandarins is essential.

This is hardly a suitable task for the bombastic Captain Watkiss, whose wildly aggressive tactics require skillful subversion by his long-suffering Lieutenant Halfhyde. See Details

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Halfhyde on Zanatu
The idyllic island of Zanatu is in rebellion. The natives have sworn allegiance to the mysterious god, John Frumm, who has appeared among them promising great wealth. Now Halfhyde must find Frumm before the Russians crush the islanders—and seize the trade routes of the British Empire for themselves! See Details

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Halfhyde Outward Bound
Halfhyde finds himself unexpectedly placed on shore on the half-pay list of the Royal Navy (following the debacle of Captain Watkiss's accidental death chronicled in Halfhyde on Zanatu) and decides to broaden his experience at sea on a merchantman bound for Sydney. His ship, the Aysgarth Falls, has an unsavory crew consisting primarily, it seems, of villians on the run from the police. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead.

To be published in January 2018. See Details

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The Halfhyde Line
Recently separated from the Royal Navy, Halfhyde’s maiden voyage as owner/master of the steamer Taronga Park is disrupted when his cargo turns out to be guns headed for rebels in Western Ireland rather than machine parts—and the cargo's owner boards the ship to take command. Only Halfhyde's grim determination to prevail carries the day. See Details

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