Praise for the Novels of Joan Druett "Shark Island" "Rousing . . . Druett should win plaudits from both mystery fans and aficionados of naval adventures." --"Publishers Weekly" "Basing her tale in part on the actual Exploring Expedition's voyages, Druett describes with contagious conviction floggings, cramped quarters, pettifogging officers, and rum rations." --"Kirkus Reviews" "A Watery Grave" "This impressive debut will appeal both to fans of historical mysteries and to Patrick O'Brian readers." --"Booklist "(starred review) "Evoking writers from Melville to Patrick O'Brian, this novel is a fine start to a series sure to appeal to lovers of historical mysteries and fans of sea adventures." --"Publishers Weekly" "Noted maritime historian Druett blends strong plotting and scads of authentic maritime detail in an impressive debut that should appeal to fans of historical mysteries and Patrick O'Brian. Highly recommended." --"Library Journal"Druett, Joan is the author of 'Run Afoul', published 2006 under ISBN 9780312353360 and ISBN 0312353367.