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Sam Hawkins: Pirate Detective by Ian…

Sam Hawkins: Pirate Detective

by Ian Billings

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of grog! All aboard the Naughty Lass for a hilarious piratical story-with-a-difference from a talented new writer! Sam Hawkins has swashed many a buckle in his piractical adventures on the high seas. But now he's a landlubber, sharing his quarters in Washed-upon-the-Beach with his crew of former ocean-wanderers - young ship's cook and cabin boy Lan Ho, and marauding Molly Meakins, "built like a rum barrel and with a fist that could squeeze mud from a bone". But now Sam's about to put his boldness and brains to new use - as a pirate detective, righting wrongs wherever they may be found. And his first case is that of the stolen Cutglass Cutlass. With only a super-intelligent octopus, some nibbled red herrings and a bunch of mysteriously tiny footsteps as clues, it's a puzzle as zany as it is perilous!

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