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The Ninth Man

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The Ninth Man, a modern-day mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina, revolves around a fictional diary kept by a Union spy that explains the disappearance of the H.L. Hunley, a Confederate fishboat that became the world's first successful combat submarine when it sank a Union ship blockading Charleston Harbor. Moze Cheddar, a descendant of the Union spy and an ex-special ...more
Paperback, 281 pages
Published May 13th 2011 by Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc
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Gloria Feit
Mar 22, 2012 Gloria Feit rated it really liked it
Most people remember the naval battle between the ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack, during the Civil War. But little, if anything, is known about a submarine, known as the H.L. Hunley, which the Confederates used in an attempt to break the blockade of Charleston. Apparently it was successful in torpedoing a Union ship and then sunk with eight crew members. A supposed ninth man was never found.

The plot of this debut novel involves a diary of the missing crew member, a Union spy whose task
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Judith Geary
Jun 13, 2012 Judith Geary rated it it was amazing
The main character is engaging, the murder mystery is suspenseful and disturbing at times, and the historical background is interesting and well-researched. All-round good read for fans of both historical fiction and mystery.
Patricia
May 09, 2012 Patricia rated it really liked it
A little history to go along with a compelling story. If you like Civil War information and like fiction, this is the book for you.
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