Imagine that you’re the first mate on a lumber schooner. Now imagine that you’ve just found your captain and business partner brutally murdered. Maybe he deserved it. Maybe he didn’t. Either way he’s as dead as a smoked mackerel. What’s your move?
That’s the life-and-death question facing the hero of “Murder Aboard the Santianna.”
It seems virtually self-evident that the first order of business must be take the ship into the nearest port as soon as possible.
However, the mate soon discovers to his horror that he must reach port before the captain’s killer is able to murder everyone aboard and sink the ship.
What makes this special edition special is that it also contains a sample of Enoch’s Folly, a family saga set on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, complete with tugboats, floating homes, eccentric characters, and a telepathic dragon.
In the interest of full disclosure, “Murder Aboard the Santianna, Special Edition” will be up for free as part of a promotion between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27, 2017.
If you enjoy sea stories, pack this one into your sea chest before you set sail. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2AZuudi.