October 23, 2020

A Tale of Treachery, Piracy and Murder

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Author Jack Scott will be at Books & Books next week to launch his new novel, Cayman Cross.

This free event will be helped from 7pm on Tuesday November 15th and will include an author presentation and audience discussion followed by a book signing.

His novel is set in 1922 when the Cuban Trading Schooner Juana Mercedes embarked on a journey that led her into a web of treachery, piracy and multiple murders off the Cayman Islands coast.

Cayman Cross is a fascinating and sometimes poignant tale of treachery and justice, perseverance and friendship, faith and family. It is a must read for all Caymanians, especially those with a love of history, adventure, mystery and suspense.

Mr Scott said: “I am the first born American son in a long line of Caymanians dating back several centuries in the Sister Islands. Having grown up the son of a sea captain, my youth was steeped in great old seafaring stories and legends. As a young man, I went to sea myself, but my father pushed and inspired me to take up a career in law.

“I have spent a great deal of time in Cayman visiting extended family and I believe my love for the Islands is reflected in this novel. I like to think that I still have Cayman salt in my blood.”

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