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Death Ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks
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My twenty first book in the series, and this was a delight for me. I enjoyed the setting, especially since it involved poring over some very old maps, and I loved the characters. Especially the Coroner, Sir Richard de Welles, who is based upon James Robertson Justice and Brian Blessed. I actually laughed as I wrote him, he was such a delight to conceive and flesh out. And then, when it was all done, this was shortlisted for the Theakstone's prize for the best crime novel of the year. I was pipped at the post, but the book has always appealed, and to be voted as one of the six best novels of the year is pretty good!
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Eileen Oh yes, I can easily see Brian Blessed in the coroner!


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