A Watery Grave

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Allen & Unwin, 2007 - Americans - 306 pages
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"The convoy sails off, but just before the ships are out of reach, Wiki is exonerated, set free to catch up with his ship and sail on. The catch: The local sheriff is convinced that the real murderer is aboard one of the seven ships of the expedition, and Wiki is deputized to identify the killer and bring him to justice."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Dorritt - LibraryThing

This novel is a little Patrick O’Brian (seafaring adventure) meets Robert Van Gulik (exotic foreign detective protagonist) meets Bruce Alexander (period mystery), and succeeds on multiple levels: as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Wiki Coffin, a part-Maori native who immigrated to the United States in his preteen years, is accused of murder shortly before he is to depart as linguister on a Naval voyage. He is deputized to find ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Joan Druett is an award-winning nautical non-fiction writer and renowned maritime historian. She lives in New Zealand.

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