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Publishing Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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



Four Kings (PB)
Their names are legendary: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns, and Roberto Duran. They were exceptional boxers of the 1980s, endowed with unique combinations of power and speed. See Details

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What Lies Buried
Respected political leader Harry Tresmayne has been found murdered. His friend, Matthew Livesey, investigates to determine the truth surrounding his untimely death. See Details

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The King's Coat
This auspicious beginning of a series has a very modern sensibility. In 1780, at the age of 17, our hero, bastard son of Sir Hugo Willoughby, is already a practicing rake in London. Caught in flagrante delicto with his [more-than-willing] half-sister, he is banished to the Navy in a nasty ploy by Sir Hugo to rob the boy of his inheritance. See Details

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The French Admiral
1781. Midshipman Alan Lewrie chafes against Navy life, but to his amazement he finds himself winning respect aboard HMS Desperate. When Desperate is called upon to fight against the American rebels and their French allies, Lewrie and his sailors join the loyalists on land and learn the brutal truth of civil war. See Details

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The King's Commission
1782. Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his Lieutenant’s exam and is commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike, then it's off to patrol the North American coast and an attempt to bring the First People onto the British side against the American rebels. Finally it's back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island. . . . See Details

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The King's Privateer
1783: "Assigned to a ship disguised as a merchant vessel to check on French activities among local pirates, Alan finds plenty of action in Canton, Calcutta, and the islands of the South China Sea. He even runs into his hated father, Sir Hugo, but the two old enemies gain mutual respect as they are compelled to work together.

Lambdin provides a well-rounded plot and fascinating, well-researched evocations of late 18th-century Oriental trade cities."—Library Journal See Details

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The Gun Ketch
A fighter, rogue, and ladies’ man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched—to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline. The ship is the gun ketch Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and pirates. See Details

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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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The Finger Lakes: Nature's Beauty
The natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region of New York State is captured in the stunning landscape photography of Den Linnehan. From thundering waterfalls to early morning mist on a still lake, Linnehan evokes the mystery and splendor of this geologically unique area. See Details

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Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, Revised Edition
Details the health advances, the social advantages, and the ethical progress, to be achieved from adopting a diet entirely based on plants. 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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Better Than Peanut Butter & Jelly: Quick Vegetarian Meals Your Kids Will Love! Revised Edition
Quick, healthy meals for vegetarian family cooking. The recipes are kid-tested. The vegan information has been expanded in this revised edition. 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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