9780312361471

Shark Island

Druett, Joan

ISBN 10: 0312361475 / 0-312-36147-5
ISBN 13: 9780312361471
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Wiki Coffin, linguist aboard the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the famous voyage meant to put America at the forefront of 19th century scientific discovery, brings many skills to his job. Whether he's translating native la


Review:
Praise for Joan Druett and A Watery Grave
"What a terrific idea New Zealand naval historian Joan Druett had for a mystery series."— Chicago Tribune

"This impressive debut will appeal both to fans of historical mysteries and to Patrick O' Brian readers."— Booklist (starred review)

"Evoking writers from Melville to Patrick O'Brian, and incorporating fascinating snippets of historical and anthropological lore, this novel is a fine start to a series sure to appeal to lovers of historical mysteries and fans of sea adventures."— Publishers Weekly

"Noted maritime historian Druett blends strong plotting and scads of authentic maritime detail in an impressive debut that should appeal to fans of historical mysteries and Patrick O'Brian. Highly recommended."— Library Journal

"The debut of a smart, appealing hero whose tale unfolds amid lots of interesting cross-cultural, historical, and nautical detail."— Kirkus Reviews

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