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THE DEVIL'S OWN LUCK - David Donachie's 1st. Harry Ludlow novel
1st. edition.
published in 1991 by Macmillan London Limited, London
ISBN: 0 333 56958 X
Available in Hardcover
An attractive excellent condition copy of this becoming scarce 1st. edition of David Donachie's first sailing navy novel; the start of the Harry Ludlow series.

A blue cloth bound book with white lettering to spine in Near Fine condition with a minimum of shelf storage wear - page block tight - pages white - no sunning or browning of page. The unclipped dust wrapper, in protected sleeve, is in NEAR FINE condition, but the front flap has a vertical crease close to the inside edge stopping it being FINE.

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Jacket blurb

At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, a bitter personal battle rages on board HMS Magnanime, as ex captain-cumprivateer, Harry Ludlow, seeks to prove his brother innocent of murder...

Ludlow and his brother James find themselves on board a naval 74 gunship, under the command of Oliver Carter – a man with whom Harry has already crossed swords. Old wounds open as it becomes clear that Carter's tough reputation is well-founded. First Lieutenant Bentley, mysteriously beyond even the Captain's authority, does little to ease the already stifling tension between the two men.
When James is discovered standing over Bentley's bloody and lifeless body, Carter immediately assumes his guilt in the murder. Blinded by prejudice, Harry assembles his own evidence and spices what he uncovers with his own need for revenge. But it is soon apparent that his feud is not the only dark secret aboard the Magnanime.
Other deaths, quietly hushed up, shadow the ship. Under constant threat of a French attack, Harry stalks the decks in a desperate attempt to discover what lies behind the mystery...
A thrilling combination of whodunnit and naval adventure story,

THE DEVIL'S OWN LUCK is David Donachie's debut novel...and a murder mystery with a difference.

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