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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

Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin Book 1:The Halfhyde Adventures

It's the 1890s. Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde finds himself out of favor with the Navy and on half-pay ashore when he is summoned to the Admiralty. His mission: to sail to the Bight of Benin in West Africa and spy on the not-so-secret Russian presence there. As a Russian speaker who is familiar with Benin, Halfhyde is confident he's the man for the job--until he runs into Admiral Prince Gorsinski, cousin of the Czar and Halfhyde's former jailer. Aided only by an eager midshipman and a company of Russian mutineers, Halfhyde must face flogging, malaria, and the smothering embrace of a former lover to foil Gorsinski and seize the day for Britain.

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"Halfhyde is a fine hero, insubordinate and ingenious." --The New York Times

"Much derringdo . . . McCutchan is to be congratulated. . . . He is writing about a stirring period that has been sadly neglected." --Houston Post



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