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Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals
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The extraordinary wreck of a majestic ship, a mysteriously missing crew, a message in a bottle, the lost captain's determined daughter - these are all elements of a great sea yarn, and one that happens to be true. Bland Simpson weaves them together in this compelling nonfiction novel, his reconstruction of a ghost ship's final voyage in 1921 and its baffling aftermath. To this day, the fate of the Carroll A. Deering has remained one of the great mysteries of maritime history. Simpson's haunting chronicle keeps the story alive, an apt memorial to the ghost ship and its lost crew.
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Bland Simpson is author of Into the Sound Country, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey, The Great Dismal, and Heart of the Country. A member of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, Simpson has collaborated on such musicals as King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running, Kudzu, and Broadway and international hit Fool Moon. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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"In Bland Simpson's carefully researched nonfiction novel, the story of the Carroll A. Deering unfolds as surely and gracefully as a set of fore-and-aft sails in a fresh breeze." - Charlotte Observer; "Maintains a fine balance between fact and fiction and offers a true-life seagoing mystery." - Brunswick (Maine) Times Record"

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