A Fine Boy for Killing
A Fine Boy for Killing

A Fine Boy for Killing

The Sea Officer William Bentley Novels


320 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2000

ISBN 9780935526868

Rights: WOR

McBooks Press (Oct 2000)

Price: $17.95   $12.57


Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers."


"Painfully authentic portrayal of naval life in the eighteenth century. A powerful story of lost humanity, its violent emotions and unremitting bleakness are shattering." —Guardian

Author Biography

Jan Needle, a native of Portsmouth, England, has had a lifelong interest in naval history. He is the author of four acclaimed novels under the pseudonym Frank Kippax, and also has a highly successful career as a TV scriptwriter and, under his own name, as a writer of award-winning children's fiction.