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James L Nelson


USA flag (b.1962)

James L. Nelson is an American historical nautical novelist. He was born in Lewiston, Maine. Nelson and his wife, Lisa and their daughter Betsy lived for two years in Steubenville, Ohio, while Lisa attended Franciscan University. They have another two boys, Nate and Jack. They now live in Harpswell, Maine, where Nelson continues to write full time.
 

Genres: Historical, Thriller
 
Series
Isaac Biddlecomb
   1. By Force of Arms (1996)
   2. The Maddest Idea (1997)
   3. The Continental Risque (1998)
   4. Lords of the Ocean (1999)
   5. All the Brave Fellows (2000)
   6. The Falmouth Frigate (2022)
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Thomas Marlowe
   1. The Guardship (2000)
   2. The Blackbirder (2001)
   3. The Pirate Round (2002)
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Samuel Bowater
   1. Glory in the Name (2003)
   2. Thieves of Mercy (2005)
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Norsemen Saga
   1. Fin Gall (2013)
   2. Dubh-linn (2014)
   3. The Lord of Vik-lo (2015)
   4. Glendalough Fair (2015)
   5. Night Wolf (2016)
   6. Raider's Wake (2017)
   7. Loch Garman (2017)
   8. A Vengeful Wind (2018)
   9. Kings and Pawns (2019)
   10. The Midgard Serpent (2020)
   11. The Narrow Seas (2023)
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Novels
   The French Prize (2015)
   Full Fathom Five (2016)
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Non fiction
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James L Nelson recommends
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The Traitor of Treasure Island (2019)
John Drake
"Simply an excellent book...The authenticity is palpable, the story engrossing, the characters completely human. Of the many spin-offs that Treasure Island has inspired over the years, this one truly stands out."
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The Bermuda Privateer (2017)
(Nicholas Fallon, book 1)
William Westbrook
"Well done. An exciting tale."
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For Love of Country (2009)
(Cutler Family Chronicles, book 2)
William C Hammond
"A rollicking good read full of battles, glory, and high seas adventure, all firmly rooted in this nation's maritime history that the author knows and portrays so well."

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