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Publishing Schedule

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



Twelve Seconds to Live
When you hear the quiet whirr of an impartial killer—you have twelve seconds to live. Defusing mines requires steady nerves, steady hands—and an intrepid flirtation with death. See Details

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The Pride and the Anguish
Singapore, November, 1941 . . . They called it the "Gibraltar of the Far East"—a British rock that could not be taken. But suddenly, in a lightning blow, Singapore may be defeated. See Details

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A Dawn Like Thunder
Burmese Coast, 1944 . . . After four years, the tide of war is turning in North Africa and Europe. The conflict in Southeast Asia, however, has reached new heights of savagery. The Special Operations mission off the Burmese coast requires volunteers. Both men with nothing to live for as well as men with everything to lose. See Details

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Send a Gunboat
The orders from the Admiralty to the Captain were explicit. He was to take his ship to the small island of Santu, which lay under threat of invasion from the Communist mainland of China, and evacuate the British colony there. See Details

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Winged Escort
As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. See Details

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The Boxing Register / 5th Edition
The greatest fighters of all time come to life in the pages of this carefully researched and fully illustrated guide to the "Sweet Science." Packed with facts, figures, and action photos, every honoree in the Hall of Fame is here through 2011! See Details

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The Yarn of Old Harbour Town
A sea captain's search for his kidnapped daughter is the basis of this exciting novel. See Details

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The Wreck of the Grosvenor
Mild second mate Mr. Royle is the hero of this novel about shipwreck and mutiny. See Details

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Captain Blood
Peter Blood, a physician, treated wounded rebels and was arrested, barely escaping the gallows. He then turned to an adventurous life of a Robin Hood-like pirate. See Details

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Museum of Human Beings (HC)
A Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, leads Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. On her back is her son, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, --a child caught between two worlds. As a man, Baptiste must travel into the heart of the American wilderness, and into the depths of his mother's soul, on an epic quest for identity. See Details

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Museum of Human Beings
A Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, leads Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. On her back is her son, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, --a child caught between two worlds. As an adult, Baptiste must travel into the heart of the American wilderness, and into the depths of his mother's soul, on an epic quest for identity.

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Tom Cringle's Log
In the Caribbean, Tom Cringle works up the ranks quickly in the navy, from midshipman at age 13, to command of the Wasp. See Details

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Porto Bello Gold
This exciting story is a "prequel" to R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island featuring the well-known pirates from the classic tale. See Details

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Kydd
Europe is ablaze with war. Young Thomas Kydd, a wig-maker from Guildford, is pressed aboard the Duke William. Kydd learns the harsh realities of shipboard life fast, becoming a true sailor and defender of Britain. See Details

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Artemis
Kydd and shipmate Nicholas Renzi sail to the Far East. Together they face shipwreck, mutiny, and a confrontation with a mighty French frigate. See Details

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Seaflower
Kydd has returned with evidence for the court-martial of the sole surviving officer of the Artemis, but soon finds himself shipped to the Caribbean instead. There, he and Renzi face the fury of sea and battle one more time! See Details

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Mutiny
The Nore mutiny--as a loyal servant of the King, Kydd is expected to turn against his friends. He must find a way to save himself and his fellow sailors. See Details

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Quarterdeck
Kydd must pass a tough exam for his lieutenancy. Then, in Colonial waters, he becomes emeshed in the birth of the American Navy and must use all his seamanship to thwart the enemy. See Details

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Tenacious
Lieutenant Thomas Kydd takes his place upon the quarterdeck, as part of a squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. Their mission is to scour the Mediterranean and locate Napoleon and his army. See Details

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Command
Thomas Kydd takes command of the brig-sloop Teazer and races to make her battle-ready. When peace is declared the young captain agrees to transport convicts to Australia to make ends meet. At the ends of the earth, he must prove his seamanship and humanity against the odds. See Details

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