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Red Rum Murders By Clifford Roberts
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Brooding jealousies, and unrequited love collide in moments of madness, as a secret is threatening to be exposed. A father dies and passes on to his son his legacy. But with old memories come old... More > rivalries. For Smoot Mathews, the funeral director, rivalry will go too far. His nemisis Razor swears vengeance for his ratting on him for critically beating a store owner. When Smoot's girlfriend dies from an overdose and his new love is brutally raped and his brother wounded by gunshot, he kills their assailant. Detectives Sam and Murphy become on opposite sides of the law. They pay Smoot a visit. He runs for it. His options become either to surrender or drown in treacherous waters. He jumps just as Murphy shoots at him. "Got'im," Murphy declares, as Smoot's body jerks and twists and sinks below the forbidden dark waters.< Less
Red Rum Murders By Clifford Roberts
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Brooding jealousies, and unrequited love collide in moments of madness, as a secret is threatening to be exposed. A father dies and passes on to his son his legacy. But with old memories come old... More > rivalries. For Smoot Mathews, the funeral director, rivalry will go too far. His nemisis Razor swears vengeance for his ratting on him for critically beating a store owner. When Smoot's girlfriend dies from an overdose and his new love is brutally raped and his brother wounded by gunshot, he kills their assailant. Detectives Sam and Murphy become on opposite sides of the law. They pay Smoot a visit. He runs for it. His options become either to surrender or drown in treacherous waters. He jumps just as Murphy shoots at him. "Got'im," Murphy declares, as Smoot's body jerks and twists and sinks below the forbidden dark waters.< Less
Last Run Ashore By John Moger
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Last Run Ashore is the often grim but frequently hilarious story of mainly lower-deck life on a Flower Class corvette of the Royal Navy. Set near the end of World War II, the crew of the Dandelion... More > is charged with giving coastal support to the 14th Army in Burma. A colorful cast of characters that includes an officer’s wife and an ordinary seaman stranded together on a drifting buoy, a down-on-his-luck scrap metal dealer, and a ship’s dog with its own rum ration makes for entertaining reading as the story builds to the eventual, spectacular fate of their warship. About the author: John Moger is a retired Fleet-Street journalist, now 80. He served in the Royal Navy 1943-46 on a “Big Ship,” a cruiser, and later on the more relaxed mess deck of a corvette, typified by the pipe-call: “Hands to Bathe and Skylark!”< Less
The Bluffs of Devil's Swamp By Mack Cameron
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In the last week of Feb. 1924, handsome Nick Gable arrives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and meets with local lawyer, Dudley Marquette, concerning the purchase of eighteen thousand acres of land in... More > Devil’s Swamp. On a trip out to the property, Nick encounters Claude, a descendant of the swamp people whose pirate ancestors helped General Andrew Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans near the end of the War of 1812. While at a roaring twenties party held at a hotel, Nick slips away from the crowd and has a clandestine meeting with three men. Under their leader’s direction, Nick is setting up a major illegal booze shipping operation between Cuba and Bay St. Louis. The Internal Revenue Service and its rogue agents begin to use brutal tactics to get information about the shipments. Undercover agents from New Orleans disappear while investigating Nick’s operations. Eventually, ambulance drivers, black funeral home owners, and even the sheriff and his deputies become involved in shipment activities.< Less
Revolution! Cuba '58 By Kent Barker
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A novel and historical romance set in Cuba in 1958, the year leading to the revolution. Joe Lyons, a young Englishman fresh from National Service, arrives in Havana and falls for a girl who's... More > involved with the underground opposition. Joe works for the American mob who are running the casinos before joining the rebels and fighting alongside Che Guevara in the mountains. The novel charts the progress of the revolution month by month and is firmly based on fact. The story oozes the rum, sun, sex and salsa that was Cuba on the eve of the '58 revolution.< Less
The Thomas Point Affair By Jeff Pringle
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A tale of lighthouses, rum running, cryptography, murder, and the US Naval Academy Chapel set in Annapolis, Maryland in 1938.
Distilling Made Easy By James Newton
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This book has been formulated to help those who are brave enough to attempt the great art of distilling. For many years the information gathered in this book has been privileged knowledge for the... More > craftsmen who cook up our favourite tipples like, Scotch whisky, Irish and American whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Grappa, Raki, Akvavit, Poteen, but know it has been translated into a guide where home based stills can distil and then blend alcohol to be aged and then savoured with your family and friends. This guide gives details on how to build, convert or buy stills and how to use them safely. There is a section about safety and tips to guide you through the distilling process. There are lots of recipes for a whole range of alcoholic drinks and detailed methods of how to get the alcohol you need from your run.< Less
Lighthouse A Down ast Musical By John Chandler, Robert Richardson
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A lighthouse on an island off the coast of Maine is kept by a woman and her daughter. A rum running schooner runs aground when the light and fog horn fail in a dense fog. A decision to automate the... More > light would evict the keepers who have lived there all their lives. A lighthearted musical comedy and entertainment for all the family.< Less
Node Space By TD Conner
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Strange tales--an Irish rebel becomes a stranger in a strange land, a lurid, bloody cockfight off Magazine Street, the shadowy string-pulling of the New Orleans Mafia, an odd profile of the... More > much-despised Celine, a bit of hard-chine rum-running during Prohibition, the fag-ends of Batista's Cuban regime, and the Bay of Pigs, seen through a unique prism. Lust, violence and sudden death are the building blocks TD Conner uses to tie these stories together.< Less
Boxing Gorillas By Adam Perry
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Failed musician, Mason Burke feels that all he needs to screw his head back on straight is a few months at the beach; however, the old "Redneck Riviera" has other plans. In short order,... More > Mason and a crew of local miscreants find themselves running afoul of a group of ruthless drug smugglers. With nothing to rely on but his rum-addled wits and the advice of some of Gulf Shores, Alabama's more questionable inhabitants, Mason and his friends square off to fight it out for the soul of the last, lost beach community on the Gulf of Mexico.< Less