Here are a baker’s dozen of gripping short stories by a master of surprise and suspense. Tales of family frustrations and fury: of a young wife who wants to be rid of her husband, of an elderly daughter who cannot endure her mother. Tales of murder, blackmail, rape, fatal accident, mercy killing, suicide. Tales of the supernatural too.
The setting may be an elegant dinner party, a children’s sports day, a Scandinavian cruise, a nostalgic seaside holiday: even a flying saucer in a suburban garden. The stories can take astonishing turns: an old lady lures sex offenders to their deaths; a crippled child walks on water; housebreakers take a hand in a suicide attempt; people are ingeniously framed. And the biter is liable to be bitten, the would-be murderer may end up dead, the widow who kills and robs her travelling companion faces a charge she certainly didn’t expect. There are even crimes committed in dreams (which may turn out not to be dreams).
Fantastic Upcoming Captain Pugwash Events!
We're delighted to announce that there are a series of fantastic upcoming Captain Pugwash events over the next year.
27.05.2017 - 31.01.2018: Pugwash art works and objects to be included in 'Shiver My Timbers Exhibition' at 'The Word', the newly-built National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. An exhibition all about pirates in literature, legend and on the screen.
22.07.2017 'Festival of the Sea' raft racing and events featuring Pugwash in publicity material, including a Pugwash trail through the town of Rye.
August - September 2017: Rye Station facsimiles of Pugwash artworks
20.10.2018 - 22.04.2019: Pugwash artworks and objects to be included in the exhibition 'A Pirate's Life for Me.' At the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London.