Peter Tonkin

Peter Tonkin retired after 42 years as a teacher of English, History and Law in March 2016. During that time 38 of his novels have been published in a range of languages and formats: thirty in the Mariner series of international action-adventures – novels that have been critically compared with the best of Alastair MacLean, Desmond Bagley and Hammond Innes – four in the Master of Defence series of Elizabethan murder mysteries and four occasional novels including the international best-seller Killer and the vampire story The Journal of Edwin Underhill.  Now retired, he has embarked on a new series of historically accurate spy stories set in Ancient Rome, Caesar’s Spies.

The Prison Ship

Summer 2011.  Richard Mariner and his daughter, Mary, are escaping the gathering London Olympic fever by visiting the Maritime Museum at Chatham when they get […]

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