From its dramatic first scenes amid a fierce gale on the Channel, Hammond Innes' classic tale sustains the tension through the twists of a courtroom battle to a nail-biting finale on the high seas.
The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her from sinking.
But this man is no hero, and this ship was not meant to be saved. As Hammond Innes' classic tale moves from desperate struggles on the sea to a nail-biting courtroom controversy, the murky truth about the last voyage of the Mary Deare finally comes to light.
“A chap who writes books for other chaps gets a welcome reissue...The Wreck of the Mary Deare is a cracker”
“Original in its plot and extraordinarily clever in its constant succession of mysterious twists and surprising revelations, it is an utterly engrossing tale”
New York Times
“The Wreck of the Mary Deare gave me a total love of thrillers and Hammond Innes is an absolutely brilliant writer”
“Hammond Innes… surely the doyen of the well-made modern thriller”
“They say people can’t write stories anymore. Tell that to Hammond Innes”