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Where did those rasty, barbaric theft-driven pirates bury their treasures in the 17th and 18th Centuries? Perhaps just a little south of the main South Sea shipping lane of Costa Rica in a secluded harbor where a short paddle through shark-infested waters to the steamy, fetid jungle island could yield fresh water, food, and gold! Turn-of-the-20th Century fortune hunters fr ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published 2012 by Rose Point Publishing
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Quentin Wallace
It had been a while since I read a book like this one, so it was nice as something different. Overall I did enjoy it. As you can probably surmise from the cover and blurb it's very reminiscent of Treasure Island. The backstory of the author is very interesting, as he was a sailor from the time period, and as such the book does feel authentic.

I do have to say that I thought the book moved a little slowly, and it took some time to get used to the writing style. There were sharks, pirates, treasur
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Stanley McShane
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My grandfather wrote this book back in the late 1920's. My mother can remember him tapping out the manuscript with his two index fingers on an old Underwood. While I may be a bit prejudiced, I rated it a five because I know he was there, walked that beach (Chatham Bay), climbed through those jungles and did his best not to disappear in the many crevices. (He later noted in a letter what a fun little trip it was!) He described this island down to the gnat's eyeball. Since I've researched the isla ...more
Cathy Wilson
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book has it all, adventure, mystery and a touch of romance. Take a trip back in time to experience an exciting nautical voyage, complete with authentic sailor's terminology. Code breaking and theivery will keep you turning the pages as you learn about the auction house business and especially Coco's Island, an actual place.
N. Jr.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was quite a trip to go back in time, not only considering the setting of the story, but the book's birth three decades ago. A cross between Stevenson's Treasure Island and Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island, full of the language of the day. For example, it took me awhile to get that "feeding the fishes" meant vomiting over the side of a ship. One I didn't catch was "beneath the donkey's breakfast," apparently a place on a boat, I guess. One rather obvious description was "the schooner was wi ...more
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Patrick John Rose was born on board his father’s ship, the Marguerite, off the coast of New York in 1872. He claimed to have sailed for more than 30 years and professed to be a “sailor, prospector, miner, cowpoke, and oil worker,” and wrote numerous manuscripts which he kept in his steamer trunk. His books are available in print through Amazon.com and can be purchased directly from Rosepoint Publi ...more