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Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar (1894-1954)

The Long Ships: a saga of the Viking age. Knopf, 1954. 504 pages

Rode Orm: hemma och i osterled in the original Swedish. Adventures of Red Orm, son of a pirate, master of his own ship and afraid of no man. Bengtsson uses a rather dry style, like that of the Icelandic sagas, to describe very exciting events, and gives a vivid portrayal of the time and places without resorting to much description. A ripping yarn. Made into a movie in 1963.




Bennett, C. M. [Charles Moon] (1899-1977)

Pedro of the Black Death. E.P. Dutton, 1926. 349 pages





Mutiny Island. E.P. Dutton, 1928. 303 pages





A Buccaneer's Log. E.P. Dutton, 1929. 287 pages





With Morgan on the Main. E.P. Dutton, 1930. 287 pages





Tim Kane's Treasure. E.P. Dutton, 1931. 284 pages





Red Pete the Ruthless. E.P. Dutton, 1933. 285 pages







Bennett, Geoffrey M. (AKA Sea-Lion) (1908-1983)

John Prentice Series

  1. Phantom Fleet : A story of the Navy. Collins, 1945. 192 pages

    John Prentice is a signal officer in the British Royal Navy





  3. Sink me the Ship : A story of the Navy. Collins, 1946. 256 pages






  5. Sea of Troubles : Another story of the British Navy. Collins, 1947. 256 pages






  7. Cargo for Crooks : Another story of the Royal Navy. Collins, 1948. 192 pages






  9. When Danger Threatens. Collins, 1950. 274 pages







'Tiger' Ransome and 'Snort' Kenton series

  1. The Pirate Destroyer, and also, The Dockyard Robbery. Hutchinson, 1951. 256 pages

    Two adventure novellas for boys based on BBC radio plays.




  3. The Secret Weapon. Hutchinson, 1952. 248 pages





  5. Wrecked on the Goodwins. Hutchinson, 1953. 248 pages

    The further adventures of midshipmen 'Tiger' Ransome and 'Snort' Kenton.




  7. Detective Tiger Ransome. Hutchinson, 1957. 233 pages





  9. The Missing Submarine. Frederick Warne, 1960. 232 pages






Desmond Drake Series

  1. Meet Desmond Drake. Hutchinson, 1952. 240 pages

    Desmond Drake is an agent with British Intelligence here tasked to stop a German destroyer from attacking shipping





  3. Damn Desmond Drake! Hutchinson, 1953. 238 pages

    Drake foils a plan to hijack a cargo ship which is storing leftover Nazi nerve gas





  5. Desmond Drake Goes West. Hutchinson, 1956. 263 pages

    Drake is the courier for a mircofilm reel full of sensitive information







This Creeping Evil. Hutchinson, 1950. 176 pages

Allegory of the UK isles under siege by sea monsters





The Invisible Ships. Hutchinson, 1950. 208 pages

SF novel




The Diamond Rock. Hutchinson & Co., 1952. 231 pages

Novel based around the garrisoning of Diamond Rock in the Caribbean during the Napoleonic Wars.





The Stolen Cipher. Hutchinson, 1954. 224 pages

A Snub Conway and Peter Shelley story




Operation Fireball. John Long, 1959. 190 pages

Thriller about Brittain's first attempt to launch a ballistic nuclear missile, and the attempt to sabotage the project.




The Falkland Islands Mystery. Hutchinson, 1960. 191 pages

Ex Nazis in the Falklands Threaten Britain. A Snub Conway and Peter Shelley story.





Down Among the Dead Men. John Long, 1961. 191 pages

The UK Admiralty attempts to locate and rescue a lost submarine




Death in the Dog Watches. Hutchinson, 1962. 192 pages

A crime story with roots in both the Battle of Jutland and the Holocaust. Later reprinted under the author's real name Geoffrey Bennett.





Bennett, Jack [John Baillie] (1934- )

Mister Fisherman. Little, Brown, 1964. 180 pages

Arrogant white kid and tough old Malay must depend upon each other to survive when they become trapped on an island





Bennett, John (1865-1956)

Barnaby Lee. Appleton-Century, 1902. 388 pages

Adventure novel of New Amsterdam during the 1600's including several pirate attacks






Bennett, Mark H. J.

Under the Periscope. [Tales and poems]. W. Collins, 1919. 254 pages

"Tack Ship!" [Short stories]. E. Arnold, 1925. 303 pages


Benno, Mark E

This Wonderful Year: The Adventures of Mr. Edward Pamprill. self, 2011. 562 pages

It is the year 1805, and a weary England prepares for Napoleon's next move. Events don't seem to bother Mr. Edward Pamprill, however; he's too busy spending his father's money and living a life of idle pleasure. The good times are cut short when his father (the lecherous Baron Pamprill) secretly arranges for his son's abduction and removal to a British man-of-war, and it is at sea that young Mr. Pamprill truly begins his education. Mr. Pamprill battles Napoleon, endures raging storms, and struggles to keep alive the passion for the mystery woman he left behind while his heart is besieged by some of the era's most beautiful and dangerous women.


Bensen, R. D.

Swashbuckler. Bantam, 1976. 167 pages

Slash and hack Carribean pirate adventure. Novel adapted from the screenplay by Jeffrey Bloom, from a story by Paul Wheeler.




Benzoni, Juliette

Marianne and the Privateer. Putnam, 1971. 317 pages

Fiery temptress is rescued, resumes her affair with American privateer. Set in the early 1800s. Originally in French.







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