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Pel And The Pirates Paperback – May 30 2001

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: House Of Stratus; New edition edition (May 30 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842328980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842328989
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.1 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g

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About the Author

John Harris, who also wrote under the pen names of 'Mark Hebden' and 'Max Hennessy', was born in 1916. He authored the best-selling and later filmed 'The Sea Shall Not Have Them', a story of survival and rescue from World War II which continues to be periodically screened on TV. He was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher. During the War Harris managed to serve with two air forces and two navies. After turning to full-time writing, he wrote adventure stories, war novels, political thrillers, and also created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky French Chief Inspector Pel, centred primarily in Burgundy, but occasionally Paris and elsewhere. Harris was unusually versatile and wide ranging as an author. Epics such as 'China Seas', which deals with human tragedy, war and revolution in an authentic historical setting, and the three trilogies written under the pseudonym Max Hennessy - one of which, the Kelly Maguire series commencing with 'Lion at Sea' is reckoned to be amongst the finest modern war-at-sea stories written - along with African adventure novels, wide-ranging crime, mysteries and historical fiction, all guarantee a whole library of diverse and entertaining reading full of dry wit and gripping prose.

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Pel and the Pirates by Mark Hebden July 30 2015
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Poor Chief Inspector Pel, pessimist deluxe and hypochondriac supreme, has finally manage to get the delectable widow Genevieve to marry him and they are on their honeymoon. Unfortunately he is sea sick and they find a dead body littering their disaster of a honeymoon cottage. Pel, at the pressing invitation of the local authorities,spends most of his honeymoon investigating the surprisingly intricate and deadly local crime scene. Fortunately, the new Mme. Pel takes all this with her usual equanimity, and threatened by the dangerous criminals, proves as resourceful as her mate, the self-doubting but brilliant and successful Inspector Pel.