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Publishing Schedule

November, 2017
Halfhyde and the Flag Captain, book no.7 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

December, 2017
Halfhyde on the Yangtze, book no.8 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

New Books



The Bermuda Privateer

The Bermuda Privateer

William Westbrook

In 1796, Nicholas Fallon is captain of the schooner Sea Dog, a privateer that is fast, beautiful and deadly. Together with his best friend and first mate, Beauty McFarland, Fallon sails the Caribbean on a mission to take or destroy Britainís enemies. When the Sea Dogís owner, Ezra Somers, asks Fallon to seek out and destroy Wicked Jak Clayton, a pirate who has been preying on his ships, Fallon agrees. See Details

$22.95 Hardcover or Ebook


Inferno (Paperback)

Inferno (Paperback)

Julian Stockwin

McBooks Press will publish the trade paperback edition of Inferno on October 1, 2017.


1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd resumes command of Tyger and is ordered to join a great armada on a desperate mission to pressure the Danish Crown Prince to turn his fleet over to Britain before Napoleon can seize it. See Details

$18.95 Paperback


Winged Escort

Winged Escort

Douglas Reeman

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

$18.95 Paperback


The Spoils of Conquest

The Spoils of Conquest

Seth Hunter

The Mouth of the Nile, 9th August, 1798: Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan Peake on a desperate journey across the Middle East to convey a grim warning to British India. Bonaparteís army is poised to deliver a fatal blow to the source of Britainís wealth and power by marching overland to India. See Details

$19.95 Paperback



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