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  • The third in a series of novels about the life and times of Tom Chatto follows Chatto as he leaves the merchant marines to begin a life in the Royal Navy Reserve, where he finds himself commanding a ship that leads German U-boats to their demise....


  • What should have been a simple call from a friend one morning at breakfast turns Hedge’s day into a catapult of fear. Kidnapped and blackmailed before being released is something Hedge was not counting on.Under threat, the Logan file is reopened. L...


  • Tom Chatto is back... And the turn of the twentieth century – the era of the great steamships – signals a new dawn. Now with his Master’s Certificate in hand, Tom Chatto has set his sights on becoming second officer on the Omega, a British line...


  • Serving as second mate on the Orvega, a British ship bound for a trip around Cape Horn, young, adventurous Irishman Tom Chatto tests his mettle, his bravery, and his skill as a seaman on the early twentieth-century seas....


  • A tough life full of incident awaits Tom Chatto when, at the age of 17, he embarks upon his first voyage as an apprentice at sea. But the glamour soon disappears when he witnesses a murder aboard ship and Tom begins to realize that there is more to s...


  • “McCutchan’s tales of the adventures of Commander Shaw are rivalling those of Fleming” – New York Times Book ReviewIn the gripping finale of the Shaw series, the reappearance of notorious "Skin" Halloran in England alerts Hodge of the Foreign...


  • Commander Shaw was certain Polecat Brennan was dead.He’d seen Polecat Brennan’s mangled body lying on the street himself... until Max informs Shaw otherwise. The mangled body had been nothing more than a look-alike. Now, with the vicious killer a...



  • One of life's all-time losers, Ernest Blundy hasn't even made a success of petty thieving. But driven on by his lust for grandeur, he gets involved in the biggest job of his career: the kidnap of a millionaire's son. A dream come true? Not for Ernest...








  • With an extended tour, during which his bravery and seamanship were put to the test, finally behind him, the intrepid Halfhyde returns home for a review by the Queen, and is assigned to act as a buffer between Victoria and the irascible Admiral Watki...





  • Commander Shaw is back with another international conspiracy – and this time it’s personal. Long time partner and lover Felicity Mandrake has been mysteriously kidnapped. “Big” Max, Executive Head of 6D2 London is loath to put Shaw on the cas...


  • Charged with guiding a troop convoy through the war-torn Mediterranean, Commodore John Kemp finds his vessel under attack from German and Italian aircrafts and submarines and his ship's peace threatened by an unexpected cargo of Wrens...


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  • When Commander Shaw of 6D2 is called down to the Shoreham docks to investigate a body found lodged in the funnels of a Turkish merchant ship, the last thing he expects is to recognise the face. This man is not the first of a string of diplomats who ...


  • The grand admiral of the high seas adventure novel is Philip McCutchan, author of nearly 100 novels. Now, leading the first trade paperback edition of any of McCutchan's work, Convoy North portrays the popular Commodore John Mason Kemp battling World...



  • A horribly mutilated corpse is found aboard the Taronga Park, and when Detective Inspector Todhunter is embarked to sail with the ship, Halfhyde is unclear whether the policeman's investigations are confined to the murder....


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  • When undercover agent Commander Shaw returns to London from a job in Spain, the last thing he expects to find is his flat turned upside down.But this is no ordinary break-in. The culprit was clearly looking for something. One clue lies just beneath h...


  • With a mini-summit coming up, a trip to France is imminent. For Detective Chief Superintendent Shard and his Foreign Office boss, Hedge, this isn’t going to be a delightful trip full of gastronomic delights and the Folies Bergeres…When the captur...


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  • Recalled to active duty and assigned to the old square-rigger "Glen Hallandale," Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde is given the unwelcome task of transporting unruly, dangerous convicts to the South African wars...






  • Britain is on the brink...Detective Chief Superintendent Shard on secondment from the Yard to the Foreign Office, but Hedge was called out to do field work, something he hated more than anything. Shard was somewhere in Wales liaising with Cardiff pol...


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  • St. Vincent Halfhyde, now out of Queen Victoria's navy, and attempting to earn his living in the merchant service as master and owner of the elderly steamship Taronga Park, is on passage from Sydney, Australia, to Queenstown in the south of Ireland. ...



  • The daring Lieutenant Halfhyde sets sail with an unsavory crew of criminals aboard a merchant vessel bound for Sydney, Australia, and finds himself caught up in a dangerous sea chase with his nemesis, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz...


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  • Trade unions were not to be believed in, or so thought The Hoof... So, he decided to do something about it. His crime spree began with the killing of several shop stewards. Caught and jailed for these murders, The Hoof uses the time inside to formula...



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    Lieutenant Donald Cameron thought himself inured to the rigours of the wartime navy until he joined the destroyer Burnside, on one of the most important convoys of 1942, bound for the beseiged island of Malta....


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    The Royal Navy frigate Sprinter barely reaches Archangel with a British cabinet member and a high ranking Soviet officer aboard, and Captain Cameron and his crew are only at the beginning of a dangerous journey....


  • When British agent Commander Shaw learns that his partner, Felicity Mandrake, has been followed and attacked by an unknown assailant, it is clear that he has yet another case on his hands. And things go from bad to worse when Shaw himself is captured...


  • All is not well on Zanatu: the idyllic Polynesian island is in rebellion, and the British Navy sends Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde to find out why. Halfhyde steams to investigate, braving typhoons and coral reefs along the way. But things go from ba...



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    Far up the Yangtze River, the European presence in Chungking is threatened with rebellion and massacre by the Chinese. With the Russians and Germans poised to take advantage of lapsing British treaties, tactful intervention in rescuing the terrified ...


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    When his antiquated ship is destroyed in a vicious battle with a German heavy cruiser, Lieutenant Cameron is the only officer left to command the lifeboats and guide the survivors, thousands of miles from land, to safety....


  • When Hedge is presented with a covert message informing him that Kolotechin, the head of the Russian security police, the KGB, is about to defect, Hedge is sceptical. Kolotechin wouldn’t defect … or would he?And matters take a different turn when...


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    Sir Russell Savory - whom Halfhyde captured after Savory tried to sell naval secrets to the Germans - is in irons and homeward bound aboard the flagship Halcyon. When the Uruguayans have a revolution, throwing the British ambassador into jail they ar...


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    Fans of McCutchan's hero Donald Cameron will be diverted by this flashback to his first adventure as an officer. A brand-new sub-lieutenant on the destroyer Wharfedale, Cameron (Cameron's Raid is part of the Allied effort to supply besieged Malta in ...







  • ‘We live in a world of silly initials…CORPSE had to mean something, and something nasty at that.’When Commander Shaw discovers a corpse with the letters CORPSE branded into it, he has no idea that it will mark the beginning of his most dangerou...


  • The old iron-clad Meridian steams south on her last journey under the British flag, on route to her new home in the Chilean Navy. Using the transfer of the ship as cover, Halfhyde and Watkiss are on a covert operation to protect British interests in ...


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    In Andalusia, Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde is sent by the unpredictable Captain Watkiss on a secret mission ashore: to aid the Queen's Messenger who is being pursued by nefarious Spanish agents. But when Halfhyde discovers a plot to kill Queen Vict...


  • Hedge has another assignment for Detective Inspector Simon Shard…Mackenzie Edinburgh Castle Mackintosh from Freetown in Sierra Leone, an oil geologist and a valuable one, has been released from a Libyan prison and is back in the UK, hoping to reuni...


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    With a ship to call his own at last, Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde sails for the Dardanelles in command of the little torpedo-boat Vendetta, part of a flotilla sent to rescue a Britsih sailing-ship unlawfully detained by the Russians. Unf...



  • Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde is once again despatched to Africa. This time his mission is to help capture a British traitor who carries secret blueprints of British warships. Assisted by a Scotland Yard detective and a handful of sailors...



  • Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Shard is called upon to do a ‘blood run’.Katie Farrell is wanted in London, Belfast and Dublin for having murdered six people and her involvement in many indiscriminate explosions. Shard is lumbered with the j...


  • The London underground system was a hive of activity at all times. So, when Tom Casey informs Superintendent Simon Shard that four men are planning on blowing up large sections of the underground, Shard has ten days to foil the attempt. Should he ask...


  • It's the 1890s and Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde finds himself out of favor with the Navy and on half-pay ashore when he is summoned to the Admiralty. His mission: to sail to the Bight of Benin in West Africa and spy on the not-so-secret ...



  • Out in the open, they find a body…Three men, old comrades of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Cornwall’s own regiment, now merged anonymously, unterritorially, into The Light Infantry, made their way across open country. From the former r...


  • When a civilian appendage to the US Navy in Diego Garcia spills the beans on Professor Nodd’s plans for the Pentagon, and the whole of the United States, no-one but Commander Shaw would do for Max.Professor Nodd, a physicist with an interest in che...


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    John Cane, having resigned his commission in the Royal Artillery, is hired for temporary security work. He is asked to investigate a blackmail case involving photographs of a government minister that could be very dangerous. Together with Special Bra...


  • 6D2, an independent undercover British organization specializing in dangerous fact-finding assignments, discovers that the acting Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia is to be assassinated. Knowing that the death of Drakotny will only lead to the tanks t...


  • One day, residents of the British Isles wake up to find that a curious yellow-brown dust settled around them.Within days, it becomes apparent that those who touched the dust are showing bizarre symptoms. Symptoms that leave scientists and doctors baf...


  • With echoes of Ian Fleming, Philip McCutchan’s fast-paced thriller will have you gripped until the very last page.London is becoming concerned. Inundated with reports of prominent figures disappearing all over the globe, the only link 6D2 can find ...


  • The rainwater had developed a curious consistency; instead of running away it seemed to cling to whatever it touched. Then a man died and his corpse was found in what appeared to be a plastic coating. His discoverer was Commander Shaw, late of Naval ...


  • Commander Shaw harbours self-blame for the death of three astronauts in Skyprobe. Now, in The Screaming Dead Balloons, we see him resign and accept an offer to work for 6D2 – an independent undercover organization specializing in dangerous fact-fin...


  • When Commander Shaw is called to the Defence Ministry in London the new and difficult assignment that is given to him is beyond even his expectations. Several prominent people have disappeared, and corpses have been smuggled out of the country for an...


  • The U.S. spacecraft Skyprobe IV is hurtling in orbit nine hundred miles from Earth to investigate beyond the moon, when Commander Shaw hears of a threat, putting the spacemen’s lives at danger. It is suddenly up to him to retain the safety of the s...


  • ‘Your orders are to kill Conroy … We shall approve any method you like to use.’This is the ultimatum that sends Commander Esmonde Shaw, dynamic agent of British Defence Intelligence, to join a Moscow-bound coach tour in West Berlin. Somewhere a...


  • The latest cloak-and-dagger adventure with Commander Shaw as he takes an unofficial visit behind the Iron Curtain.When British agent Esmonde Shaw learns that a group of Russian extremists are planning a coup d’état against the Russian government, ...


  • “McCutchan’s tales of the adventures of Commander Shaw are rivalling those of Fleming. WARMASTER will raise his reputation another notch.” – New York Times Book ReviewThe dynamic Commander Shaw is on the trail of an international organization...


  • On a dreary London evening, Commander Esmonde Shaw leaves his pile of paperwork in the Admiralty and heads home to Barons Court. Yet what should have been a routine evening is disturbed by the discovery of a body underground ... a gruesome murder whi...


  • ‘Top in its field McCutchan’s tales of the adventures of Commander Shaw are rivaling those of Ian Fleming’ – J. Donald Adams, The New York TimesEsmonde Shaw, an agent for Naval Intelligence, is spending his leave relaxing in Paris, that is un...


  • A phone rings in a London flat. A little later an Admiralty physicist disappears from Gibraltar, and a body is found washed up against its shores…Deep below Gibraltar’s Rock, a secret, auto-powered nuclear fuel-production unit throbs and hums as ...


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