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The Beckoning ice

(The fifth book in the Wiki Coffin Mysteries series)
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It is February 1839, and the ships of the United States Exploring Expedition are thrashing about dreaded Cape Horn, on their way to a rendezvous at Orange Harbor, Tierra del Fuego, on a crazy mission to be the first to find Antarctica. A sealing schooner hails the brig Swallow with a strange tale of a murdered corpse on an iceberg--surely a case for Wiki Coffin, half-Maori, half-Yankee "linguister," who is the representative of American law and order with the fleet.

But circumstances are against him. As Wiki has been banished from the Swallow to the Peacock, where he is forced to battle racism in the wardroom, and vengeful sealers on the decks, the puzzle is surely too much even for this experienced sleuth. Then Wiki is tested even further when he uncovers a brutal murder on board. To solve this double mystery, Wiki is forced to make a dangerous voyage to the utmost fringes of the beckoning ice.


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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: The Beckoning Ice
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 0-9922588-3-9 / 978-0-9922588-3-2 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Old Salt Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Beckoning ice (Wiki Coffin Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): Joan Druett
Publisher: Old Salt Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA