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An island author has released a new collection of stories about a 1930s private eye.

Jonathan Land Evans said Lordly Watson brought together two novelettes and three short stories about the title character, a private detective who moonlights as a calypso singer.

He added: “Lordly's light-hearted adventures, also featuring his realtor friend Nick and his fiancee Henrietta and a rotating assortment of American visitors to the island, began with the novelette White Roads & Moonlight — originally in my 2018 Bermuda Stories book, and also in my subsequent larger collection Ragbag.

“The new book features the newly-written sequel, The Stoutheart Affair, as well as another all-new short story and two earlier short pieces, making five entertainments in total.”

Mr Evans said the collection was available online and had a recommendation from the US Review of Books.

He said the stories were written for adults, but could appeal to some young adult readers as well.

He added: “It's a fun book, a bit of gentle escapism that I think people will enjoy.”

Mr Evans also recently published a collection of 17 short plays and a compilation of short stories as part of a hardback series.

He said: “I charge no royalties, so people are just paying what the printers charge, plus shipping and any sales tax that might apply in the purchaser's jurisdiction.”

The book can be bought at Lulu.com.

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Published July 15, 2020 at 11:07 am (Updated July 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm)

New book is ‘gentle escapism’

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