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New Historical Novel by David Huntley Captivating Tale of Post WWII Espionage

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Death Watch Beetle” by David E. Huntley.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing is a thriller set during the Cold War, featuring a young man who finds himself deep in trouble when he accidentally finds a secret message hidden in a hymnal.  Donald Harvey travels internationally as he seeks to determine the meaning behind an encryption that could put his life and the lives of those he knows and loves in danger. 

Donald Harvey is happily occupied as an employee at Trandect Engineering Ltd. in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Donald, the star of this new novel, entertains himself with his sweetheart, a young Polish immigrant named Alijca, and he skirts the edges of danger with a lucrative black market business. His idyll, however, comes to a sharp halt when Donald unwittingly involves himself in international espionage. Some misplaced apple juice uncovers invisible ink on a stray piece of paper in a hymnal, and Donald quite naturally becomes curious. The strange series of letters is clearly a code, and Donald takes it to a cryptographer friend.

The cryptographer, Roger, is intrigued, and takes it to his contacts at MI6. The agency and their American counterparts in the Air Force brief Donald, and they bring him into their plans to apprehend a Nazi war criminal responsible for the death of thousands, as well as heading up Hitler’s super weapons projects.

 Can Donald uphold his end of the task and bring the notorious criminal to justice? Can he maintain his life as he does it, including his burgeoning romance with the beautiful Alijca, who has her own history of suffering at the hands of Russian and Nazi occupation forces?

“Death Watch Beetle” is an engaging story, creating an authentic narrative. Filled with action, adventure and romance, author David Huntley’s novel becomes an intriguing puzzle for amateur cryptographers and fiction fans alike. Huntley, a survivor of the London Blitz in WWII, now a semi-retired international businessman, lives in Texas with his French wife, Sophie, herself a survivor of Nazi occupation. Huntley has tremendous respect and admiration for the soldiers and sailors of the U.S. and Allied Armed Forces who “helped save Europe from tyranny,”  and has dedicated this book to WWII veterans. Many of their names & service are recorded for posterity in the books’ final pages.

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For additional information, please visit www.deathbeetle.com.

Death Watch Beetle

David E. Huntley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2373-1                        312 pages                        $16.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman Shines Spotlight on Forgotten Civil War Hero in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy” by Stephen Kinnaman.

Author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman’s latest book describes the life of the South’s most successful naval agent and the events that influenced him in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

James Dunwoody Bulloch–who died in England, far from his Georgian roots—has been described as the forgotten hero of the South. In his new book, author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman details the life and times of this extraordinary Civil War figure, best known as a secret agent of the Confederate States Navy in Europe.  It was James Dunwoody Bulloch who got to sea the most deadly raider of all time, the C.S.S. Alabama.  His family connections, however, were equally impressive; Bulloch’s nephew was Theodore Roosevelt, the country’s 26th president.

 Before writing “Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy,” Kinnaman followed in the footsteps of Bulloch, visiting places such as Savannah and Roswell, Georgia; New York City; Liverpool, England; Cherbourg, France; and the island of Terceira in the Azores, all to better understand Bulloch’s life. Kinnaman’s travels lend a clear note of authenticity to his latest work.  Bulloch’s antebellum career featured service as an officer in the U.S. Navy and as a captain of mail steamers, honing skills he later employed in the service of the Confederacy.  When the Civil War began, Bulloch made the life-altering decision to ‘go South.’  His family was one of many split by this most terrible conflict; after the war they were forced to begin their lives anew in England.

Kinnaman first chronicles Bulloch’s family history and the background of his socially prominent ancestors, followed by his career at sea, his service during the Civil War as the Confederacy’s chief naval agent in Europe and finally his exile in England. The author’s meticulous research into the life of James Dunwoody Bulloch brings alive a fascinating, heretofore unknown character and shines a light on his sometimes-forgotten accomplishments.

Author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman wrote “Inside the Alabama,” an article published in Naval History that explored the features of that famous warship. Kinnaman is also the author of “The Most Perfect Cruiser: How James Dunwoody Bulloch Constructed and Equipped the Confederate States Steamer Alabama.”  He and his wife live in Chappell Hill, Texas.

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For additional information, please visit www.stephenkinnaman.com.

Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy

Stephen Kinnaman

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1822-5                        580 pages                        $45.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.