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Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke was born in India and went to sea in the British Merchant Navy. After coming ashore, he worked as a marine systems engineer, lecturer in Nautical Studies and as a ship surveyor. He has written fiction set in India and New Zealand and has three published novels - A Very Fishy Business, The Bungalow at No. 2 Riverside Road and Strange Company. Now retired, he and his wife, Suzanne Singleton, live North of Auckland on the scenic Whangaparaoa Peninsula, where they both continue to write.


  • Marjorie Harlington


    Cooper Ryland is second mate on the cargo ship, Marjorie Harlington, in Avonmouth loading for Bombay. He is surprised to learn that their ship owner, Sir Felix Harlington, will be sailing with them, bringing with him a party that includes his secretary and a chef, neither of whom are what they seem.

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