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The Requiem Shark

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Set in the 18th century's Golden Age of Piracy, THE REQUIEM SHARK is the tale of a young recruit, William Williams and his forced apprenticeship to Bartholomew Roberts, slaver turned pirate Captain. Enlisted first as a musician, then as the Captain's biographer, Williams learns to negotiate the seas of the Caribbean and West Africa recording their conflicts with the merchantmen and whores, tribesmen and soldiers that populated the ends of the known world. Influenced by shipmates, from the learned Dr Scudamore to Innocent, ex-slave and sole member of his own religion, Williams struggles to justify his own position within the Royal Fortune, as the British Navy hunt them down and the fanatical Captain Roberts drives the ship onwards to the ultimate prize - the mysterious treasure ship... Rich in historical detail and based upon the last years of the most successful pirate known to history, THE REQUIEM SHARK is a gripping adventure set in a brutal environment dominated by gold, disease and blood.


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"Fascinating research... A wonderfully original blend of pastiche and the raciest action writing you'll find anywhere." - Julian Rathbone


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Hardback Editions

April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Requiem Shark: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
ISBN: 0-375-50336-6 / 978-0-375-50336-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
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June 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
ISBN: 0-316-84808-5 / 978-0-316-84808-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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Paperback Editions

August 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
ISBN: 0-425-18158-8 / 978-0-425-18158-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
ISBN: 0-349-11183-9 / 978-0-349-11183-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Audio Editions

2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): NICHOLAS GRIFFIN
ISBN: 0-7887-5004-6 / 978-0-7887-5004-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
Publisher: Abacus
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April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Requiem Shark
Author(s): Nicholas Griffin
Publisher: Abacus
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