For Juliet Payne, a pretty fifteen-year-old neglected by her father and sheltered since childhood, life in the English countryside can be painfully lonely. But Juliet has a secret method of escape: one weekend each month, she flees to London – ostensibly to take a music lesson-and unleashes her passionate yearnings in a world of strobe-lit bars and dangerous, desirable men.
That same world is the everyday working milieu of Detective Inspector Neil Carter. When, during a routine police inquiry, he questions a provocative hooker who goes by the name of Marilyn, he finds himself strangely drawn to her, enticed by her innocence and infatuated by her youth. Later, he receives a frantic call from Marilyn, desperately seeking his help and protection. Carter hurriedly drives out to her flat – but it is too late. He finds her on her bed, undressed and strangled.
Trying to discover this girl’s true identity – and who would want to kill her – Carter plunges into an investigation that takes him from the city’s seamy underside to…Juliet Payne’s genteel hometown. Coincidence? A shocking revelation, captured on videotape, holds the key to this riveting tale of mystery and misbegotten pleasure.
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.