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The Blighted Cliffs

(2003)
(The first book in the Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold series)
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Not many men emerged from Trafalgar without an ounce of credit to their names, but courtesy of an over-fondness for rum and his habitual bad luck, Lieutenant Martin Jerrold managed it. In February 1806, he is given one final chance to redeem his reputation and dispatched to Dover. Things don't augur well when, walking off the effects of a night in the tavern, Jerrold stumbles across a corpse lying on the beach. And they take a distinct turn for the worst when, to his horror and bemusement, he is suspected of murder. With a captain who despises him, and the local magistrate determined to see him hang, he knows clearing his name will require an imporbable reversal of his miserable fortunes. Somewhere in Dover's twisted streets, someone must know something. But Jerrold soon discovers that nothing is as it seems in a town where smuggling is a way of life, where everyone from the fishermen to the colonel of dragoons drinks only the finest French brandy... Distrusted by his superiors, set upon by suspiciously well-informed thugs and attacked by the French at sea, Jerrold does find some sympathy in the less-than-respectable arms of the comely Isobel, but he knows he has but two weeks to save his skin - or perish in the attempt.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Edwin Thomas's The Blighted Cliffs

Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs: Book One of the Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
ISBN: 0-312-32511-8 / 978-0-312-32511-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs
Author(s): Thomas,Edwin
ISBN: 0-593-05064-9 / 978-0-593-05064-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs: Book One of the Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
ISBN: 0-312-32512-6 / 978-0-312-32512-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
ISBN: 0-553-81514-8 / 978-0-553-81514-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blighted Cliffs (Reluctant Adv/Martin Jerrold 1)
Author(s): Edwin Thomas
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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