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From its dramatic first scenes amid a fierce gale on the Channel, Hammond Innes' classic tale sustains the tension through the twists of a courtroom battle to a nail-biting finale on the high seas.
Hammond Innes (1913-1998) was a compulsive writer and traveller. He wrote over 30 books thrillers with sturdy, plain-speaking British heroes at the centre; ordinary men caught up in impossible events. Innes journeyed all over the world, working as a journalist, whaler, soldier, but primarily sailing the high seas and racing in his yacht the Mary Deare. He turned all of his adventures into stories, and many of them were bestsellers.
"A chap who writes books for other chaps gets a welcome reissue...The Wreck of the Mary Deare is a cracker" * Irish Times * "Original in its plot and extraordinarily clever in its constant succession of mysterious twists and surprising revelations, it is an utterly engrossing tale" * New York Times * "The Wreck of the Mary Deare gave me a total love of thrillers and Hammond Innes is an absolutely brilliant writer" -- Minette Walters "Hammond Innes... surely the doyen of the well-made modern thriller" * Daily Telegraph * "They say people can't write stories anymore. Tell that to Hammond Innes" * Sunday Times *