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The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

The Bloody Black Flag

The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble
Sep 12, 2017 | 237 Pages
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“This original, gritty, action-packed debut is rich in historical detail. Suggest for readers who enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures.”
 –Library Journal (starred review)

“Pirate noir? Captain Kidd meets Sam Spade? With The Bloody Black Flag, debut novelist Steve Goble boldly launches a seafaring sleuth subgenre sure to enthrall historical mystery lovers. The first Spider John Rush mystery is a strikingly original blend of pulp magazine–style nautical adventure tale and the traditional whodunit, rich in period atmosphere and dense with white-knuckle tension.”
—Craig McDonald, Edgar®, Anthony, and Macavity Award–nominated author of Head Games

“This book succeeds in ways that a conventional mystery novel couldn’t even approach. The dialogue is wonderful, the sense of place extraordinary. A marvelous novel.”
—Nicholas Guild, author of The Assyrian and The Blood Star

“A fast-paced mash-up of a rip-roaring pirate yarn mixed with a suspect-rich whodunit story. Gritty in detail, fanciful in conception, the novel is, above all else, a lot of fun.”
—Gordon McAlpine, author of Hammett Unwritten and the Edgar® Award–nominated Woman with a Blue Pencil 

“A page-turning, high seas adventure filled with pirates, murder, and mystery. Steve Goble’s debut novel is a thrilling, action-packed adventure featuring a piratical sleuth whose wits are as sharp as his blade.”
—Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori novels/Shinobi mysteries

“Steve Goble’s debut novel is a rollicking tale of murder and mayhem. He tells a pirate tale like no one else has ever done before. It’s unique, original, and all told with the deft hand of an emerging master storyteller. The best thing about this novel? There will be more Spider John books. I can’t wait to go on another pirate adventure with this likeable, but dangerous, crew.”
—Larry D. Sweazy, award-winning author of Where I Can See You

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