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Philip McCutchan
The Halfhyde Adventures
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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. 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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Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs
Murder and chicanery involving a consignment of gold bullion stalk St Vincent Halfhyde as he takes the square-rigged ship Glen Hallandale on govenment service from Devonport dockyard to Cape Town. His "cargo" consists of a large draft of convicts from Dartmoor Prison, volunteers for the fight against the Boers in South Africa—volunteers who travel in chain gangs and under strong escort or armed warders in Halfhyde's hastily converted holds. See Details

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Halfhyde Goes to War
The ill-fated gold bullion Halfyde inadvertently brought to South Africa in Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs is destined to play a further part in his turbulent career. The Boer War is dragging into a series of seemingly interminable sieges and the British army is floundering on unfamiliar terrain against the cunning of the Boer farmers. See Details

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Halfhyde on the Amazon
St Vincent Halfhyde, commanding the steamer Taronga Park, leaves Liverpool for the Amazon with a British diplomat on a mission to Brazil, where the German Emperor is believed to be establishing a naval base. The voyage is plagued with clashes of personalities, bad weather . . . and murder. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Admiral
As the age of the sailing ship is drawing to a close, Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde takes on the task of transporting to Chile a vain foreign officer, a meek Church cleric, a bombastic widow, an uptight Scotland Yard inspector, and a querulous British loudmouth Admiral in service with the Chileans. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Fleet Review
Chilean terrorists threaten the Queen's diamond jubilee.

"Subplots include Watkiss's plan for a Salvation Navy, the assault of the admiral's grim, widowed sister on a bachelor clergyman, and Victoria Penn's assault on anyone who crosses her path. Less action than usual for Halfhyde, but quite a lot of Victorian amusement for genteel armchair sailors. The Queen, of course, is not amused."—Kirkus Reviews See Details

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