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Friday 23 September 2016

‘Flanagan’s Legacy’ by James Morley

Published by Benhams Books.
ISBN: 978-0-9548880-5-3

Michael Walters is having problems in his boatyard, centring round Quadra, the yacht he’s restoring for attractive Irishwoman Clare O’Dwyer. Soon they’re on the run, with a number of unscrupulous people close behind ...

This action thriller is set at the time of the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement, and is focused on dangerous papers from the time of the Irish Rebellion that have been hidden by Clare’s grandfather ‘in the boat’. In the classic race against time, Clare and Michael need to find the yacht’s secret before the imposing array of forces after them: MI5, led by Clare’s unscrupulous aunt, MI6, the IRA, the Basque movement ETA, the French, British and Irish governments ... There are chases on land and sea, trips to Brittany and Ireland, fights, surprises, and a lot of twists as to who’s working for whom. Clare and Michael’s relationship is developed convincingly, and the author’s sailing expertise comes across in the particularly vivid sea scenes.

An enjoyable all-action thriller in the style of Sam Llewelyn.
Reviewer: Marsali Taylor

James Morley sis a local author, writing books under the name Benham's Sea Mysteries. Retired from an agricultural background Jim has been writing books since 2005. He is well known in the local area for his novels, short stories and publicity writing. He is chairman of Petersfield Writers’ Circle and an active members of his local book club. Jim lives in Liss in Hampshire, a widower, in an untidy house filled with books and computers. Jim is a members of the UK Society of Authors.

Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.  Marsali also does a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.

In 1996 Jim retired from full-time farming to start a ca

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