Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

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Subterranean Press, 2008 - Fiction - 184 pages
16 Reviews
It's 1672 in Port Royal, Jamaica. John James, London bricklayer's apprentice turned pirate, is returning from the sack of Panama with his share of the loot (a lousy 200 pieces of eight) and a resolve to go back to bricklaying, since piracy pays so badly. First, though, he has a duty: he must deliver a letter to a lady. The letter is from his dead comrade, Sir Thomas Blackstone, who was a court intriguer on a mission for Prince Rupert of the Rhine. The letter's recipient is Clarissa Waverly, Blackstone's mistress and accomplice. Before he went off to Panama, Blackstone hid four thousand pounds of the prince's money, unwilling to trust his lady friend not to make off with it in his absence. Dying of battle wounds, he wrote to let her know where he'd concealed the money.

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Another winner for Kage Baker. This tale of piracy, double-dealing, shipwreck & shark attacks and even "ghosts", is a short novel. It is delightful! Read full review

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User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

It was a nice little pirate romp in a Kage style. No company, just people, mostly men. The ending was a bit of an anti-climax, but as others have said, it was a good ride. Read full review

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Section 2
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About the author (2008)

Kage Baker was born in Hollywood, California on June 10, 1952. Her first novel, In the Garden of Iden, was published in 1997. She was a science fiction and fantasy writer, who was best known for The Company series. Her other works included Mendoza in Hollywood (2000), House of the Stag (2009), and the short story Caverns of Mystery (2009). The Empress of Mars (2003) won the Theodore Sturgeon Award. She died from uterine cancer on January 31, 2010.

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