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Audiobook – The Jamaica Station

Great news! The third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure – The Jamaica Station – is now available as an Audiobook, narrated by the wonderful David Lane Pusey You can download a copy from: Audible Amazon iTunes I hope to release … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Authors

I’m a couple of weeks late, but here is a rare photograph of a gathering of four naval fiction authors. The occasion was the annual dinner of the Society for Nautical Research on board the restored HMS Warrior in Portsmouth … Continue reading

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Treacherous Moon

I’m pleased to report that Treacherous Moon has been published in Paperback and Kindle and is also available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. This is the twelfth in the Carlisle & Holbrooke series and it takes George Holbrooke to the expedition … Continue reading

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Falconer’s Marine Dictionary

Falconer’s Marine Dictionary is the most used reference book in my study. It was first published in 1769, so it’s contemporary with the era of the Carlisle & Holbrooke series. Falconer fills 328 pages with English terms, followed by a … Continue reading

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Carlisle’s Duty

The first copy of the paperback had just arrived. My friend Bob Payne painted the image of a fourth rate ship-of-the-line and an armed cutter, with the Pitons of St. Lucia in the background. I particularly like the way the … Continue reading

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Book Eleven in the Carlisle & Holbrooke Series

I’m delighted to announce that the eleventh book in the series is now available. CARLISLE’S DUTY is set in the Caribbean but ranges as far as New England and Virginia North America’s French and Indian War may be over, but … Continue reading

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Book Ten in the Carlisle & Holbrooke Series is now available

This is something of a landmark. 10 books published, 100,000 copies sold, 1,000,000 words written. We’ll be celebrating! Nor’west By North By late 1759 it is clear that France is losing the Seven Years War. In a desperate gamble, the … Continue reading

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Ligurian Mission – Book 9

Carlisle’s ship Dartmouth joins the Mediterranean Squadron in the late spring of 1760. As the smallest class of ships-of-the-line, Dartmouth isn’t wanted in the squadron’s line-of-battle and is sent to the Kingdom of Sardinia to deliver the British Envoy, then … Continue reading

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Book Eight is Now Available

I’m pleased to let you know that Niagara Squadron is now available on Amazon. This is the eighth book in the Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures. The year is 1759 and Holbrooke is without a ship. He is sent to … Continue reading

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What Did Carlisle & Holbrooke Look Like?

Many of us have a mental image of the characters in the books that we read. I asked my friend Bob Payne to create pictures of the two main characters in the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures, principally so that … Continue reading

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