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Blue Water

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2023
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Blue Water
An Exciting Story in a Historical Setting!
After following the exciting ‘Black Drop’; ‘Blue Water’ tells the story report of Laurence Jago - an ex-clerk, who is also a spy though unwillingly - a hig... READ MORE
Nora - Trafalgar Square
Blue Water
Very well done!
I would not normally have picked up a thriller since it's not traditionally the route I divert to for reading, but I found this highly enjoyable. It reads ... READ MORE
Meg Elkins
Blue Water
A clever historical mystery told in three parts
An interesting layout, sort of 'locked-door' murder mystery in three parts. It was a really interesting setting aboard a 'packet shop' just before the 1800... READ MORE
Harry McWhirter
Blue Water
A cracking historical mystery
The Atlantic Ocean, 1795. Disgraced former government clerk Laurence Jago is despached to America with a secret mission: assist a senior civil servant in d... READ MORE
Rob at Bromley
Blue Water
A tremendous read
I was hooked from the first sentence to the last. A cracking historical thriller, with believable characters, excellent writing, and a dash of humour. What... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham
Blue Water
A Proper Boys Own Adventure
In this sequel to Black Drop (these can be read as stand alone thrillers however) Laurence Jago is a disgraced civil servant, hoping to win back favour by ... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


This is the secret report of Laurence Jago. Ex-clerk. Unwilling spy. Reluctant sailor. Accidental detective. New Year 1795, and Laurence Jago is aboard the Tankerville mail ship, en route to Philadelphia. Ostensibly travelling as assistant to the irrepressible journalist William Philpott, Laurence's real mission is to aid the civil servant carrying a vital treaty to Congress. A treaty that will prevent the Americans from joining with the French in the war against Britain. However, when the civil servant meets an unfortunate - and supposedly accidental - end and the treaty disappears, Laurence realises only he can now prevent war with the US. Trapped on the ship with travellers including two penniless French aristocrats, an Irish actress and a dancing bear, Laurence must hunt down both the lost treaty and the murderer, before he has a tragic 'accident' himself.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788165969
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 314g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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Blue Water
Great historical fiction and a great mystery!
This was an engaging, well-paced thriller with a satisfying ending and plenty of false trails and twists. Set on an 18th Century packet ship, the story fol... READ MORE
Liana Gibbs
Blue Water
Book 2 in the Series...
I have managed to jump into book 2 before reading book 1... (Book 1 is Black Drop) So this review really reflects me reading this as a standalone read. I d... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Blue Water
excellent read
Superbly written historical fiction, blending superb characterisation with a wonderfully slick and taut plot line, combined with a writing style guaranteed... READ MORE
Andy  wormald
Blue Water
Excellent sequel that ramps up the tension and mystery
"Blue Water" is the second instalment in Leonora Nattrass' historical mystery series featuring the ever-wonderfully fish-out-of-water (in this case quite l... READ MORE
Wil Carpenter