Take a look at the cover of Investigating the Mary Celeste by renowned historian D. Lawrence-Young!
Renowned historical novelist D Lawrence-Young chronicles the 150-year-old mystery of the Mary Celeste ghost ship. This fascinating tale follows the ship throughout its eventful life, from its initial launching in 1861 when it was known as The Amazon to when it was finally abandoned off the island of Haiti twenty-four years later.
Published on 26th March 2024, Investigating the Mary Celeste delves into one of history’s greatest unsolved mysteries, the unexplained desertion of the iconic Mary Celeste ghost ship. This gripping tale of possible mutiny, murder and/or an insurance scam questions what drove Captain Briggs, his wife and the crew of the Mary Celeste to abandon ship in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
While this mystery still remains unsolved, historian D. Lawrence-Young uncovers potential solutions and credible hoaxes to explain this legendary maritime enigma. At the same time, he also explores the fates of several other ghost ships which left a haunting trail across the seven seas.
With over twenty-five crime and historical novels to his name, D Lawrence-Young is an author of considerable note, and this latest offering is an out-and-out literary delight; a perfect entrée for readers who until now may have considered historical fiction a tad too heavy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Trowbridge in 1946, D Lawrence-Young came to Israel in 1968 and was an English, History and Drama school teacher and university lecturer until he retired in 2013. During this time he obtained a BA & MA in English Literature and also served in the Israeli army as a sergeant in an armoured infantry unit.