Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

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It's 1672 in Port Royal, Jamaica. John James, London bricklayer's apprentice turned pirate, is returning from the sack of Panama with his share of the loot (a lousy 200 pieces of eight) and a resolve to go back to bricklaying, since piracy pays so badly. First, though, he has a duty: he must deliver a letter to a lady. The letter is from his dead comrade, Sir Thomas Blackstone, who was a court intriguer on a mission for Prince Rupert of the Rhine. The letter's recipient is Clarissa Waverly, Blackstone's mistress and accomplice. Before he went off to Panama, Blackstone hid four thousand pounds of the prince's money, unwilling to trust his lady friend not to make off with it in his absence. Dying of battle wounds, he wrote to let her know where he'd concealed the money.
Publisher: Burton, Mich. : Subterranean Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed. Deluxe hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781596061620
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAKER
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 23 cm


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Nov 27, 2015

Kage Baker is one of my favorite authors, at least in part because she makes everyone that she writes about so likeable. This light, fun, slightly silly pirate romp would be a great beach read.

May 16, 2010

Kage Baker is a lovely writer, and I would recommend any of her books. This is a light pirate romp with action, adventure, beheadings, double-crossing, and a hint of the supernatural.


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