- Author:Mark Mills
- Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (June 17, 2005)
- Pages:368 pages
- FB2 format1932 kb
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Mark Mills The Whaleboat House. Her hair snagged in the mesh
Mark Mills The Whaleboat House. Her hair snagged in the mesh. Rollo proffered his jackknife, but Conrad ignored him, finally freeing the woman from the clutches of the seine. Hollis had heard that some purchasers would happily pay too much for a house, inflating the value of surrounding real estate, thereby ensuring that the diminishing number of vacant plots would only ever be occupied by those of their kind. Maybe it was just rumor, but he somehow doubted it. There was a chilling simplicity to both the logic and the formula.
Mark Mills has written a first novel that reverberates in the mind with the force of a literary epiphany' Irish Times. Mills is clever, unravelling the story from several angles' Observer.
A book lay face down on an upturned fish crate beside the molten remains of a candle and an all-but-empty bottle of cheap Imperial whiskey. He had read deep into the night, the bugs dancing dangerously close to the candle flame until it had finally sputtered and died.
From the No. 1 bestseller and author of Richard & Judy pick The Savage Garden: an award-winning crime novel set in post-war New York for fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jed Rubenfeld In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island's windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers, fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters. Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land.
The next few seconds were critical. This reinforced middle section housed the bag at the very center of the net, marked by a cork flag buoy
The next few seconds were critical. Rollo’s judgment would determine whether they went off cleanly, or whether they filled up, broached to, or – God forbid – pitchpoled. Pull!’ yelled Rollo, pushing off and struggling aboard in one graceless movement. Conrad arched his back into the stroke. This reinforced middle section housed the bag at the very center of the net, marked by a cork flag buoy. As soon as the bag was set Conrad swung the dory parallel to the beach. Rollo paid out the rest of the net until the offshore wing narrowed to a manila line coiled at his feet.
The Whaleboat House - Mark Mills
The Whaleboat House - Mark Mills. Stacked in one corner of the barn was a jumble of obsolete whaling gear – lances, double-fluke and toggle harpoons, longhandled blades for cutting into blubber, block and tackle for prizing the blankets free from the carcass, more blades for mincing the blubber, two cast-iron cauldrons for trying-out the whale oil, and large sieves for skimming off the bones and skin. This clutter had come with the old whaleboat house – Rollo’s contribution to their enterprise – that now stood beside the barn. A twenty-six-foot whaleboat had also formed part of the package.
The Whaleboat House book. I find reading Mark Mills a warming, easy and enjoyable experience, but this was his weakest book with a number of plot holes. It was his debut and his novels did get much better.
By (author) Mark Mills. very rich book - rich in detail and history and local color; rich in characters and conflict and mystery; and, most importantly, rich in wonderful writing' John Grisham. a rich layering of character a highly enjoyable murder investigation set against a backdrop of sumptuous local detail' The Times. Mark Mills has written a first novel that reverberates in the mind with the force of a literary epiphany' Irish Times. Mills is clever, unravelling the story from several angles' Observer show more.
The Whaleboat House (Paperback).
Whaleboat House, The Mark Mills HarperCollins UK 9780007161928 : An enthralling crime novel set in post World War II Long Island. Whaleboat House, The, Mark Mills. Варианты приобретения. Кол-во: Наличие: Поставка под заказ. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Англия: 2 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 13 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.