this is very good, detective story with humour
surprising detective story
very funny marine crime mystery
British diplomat and former spymaster faces ruin if he does not betray his country.
after eighty years it still evokes a delightful shudder of dread
the miscreant suddenly turned away his face, and seemed to strike his mouth with his open hand. At the same instant, the room filled with a new and powerful odour
It was beyond dispute a very pretty plan, a perfect plan
Lieutenant of the Royal Navy Bartholomew Hoare is 007 of Napoleonic period