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Dewey Lambdin

Publication Order of Alan Lewrie Books

The King's Coat (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The French Admiral (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Commission (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Privateer (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gun Ketch (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.M.S. Cockerel (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A King's Commander (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jester's Fortune (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King's Captain (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Grey (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havoc's Sword (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Vengeance (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A King's Trade (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubled Waters (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baltic Gambit (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King, Ship, and Sword (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invasion Year (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reefs and Shoals (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostile Shores (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Marauder (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kings and Emperors (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hard, Cruel Shore (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alan Lewrie Short Stories

Lewrie and the Hogsheads (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

What Lies Buried (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Dewey Lambdin is one of the highly popular novelists from America, who likes to write novels based on the nautical and historical fiction genres. He is particularly famous for creating the character of Alan Lewrie in his successful novel series of the same name. Alan has been described by author Lambdin as a Navy Officer who takes part in the Napoleonic Wars and the American Revolution. Starting as a midshipman at the beginning of the series, he goes on to rise to the highest ranks in the navy as the series progresses. Author Lambdin’s father was a Naval Officer in the United States Navy. It was the experiences shared by his father about his service days during the wars that inspired Lambdin to develop the Alan Lewrie series. Author Lambdin completed his graduation from the University of Montana State. Initially, he began working on the production line of various local television stations. He even tried his hand in the advertising field before finally taking up writing as a career. When author Lambdin lost his job in the advertising agency in the year 1988, he decided to write books and since then, he has not looked back. Lambdin became a published author in the year 1989 with the release of his debut book titled The King’s Coat, which is also the first book that introduced Alan Lewrie’s character in the Alan Lewrie series.

Author Lambdin was born in the year 1945 in The United States. He is known to be a self-proclaimed Navy Brat as he has spent a lot of time during his early days on the U.S.A coasts and other duty stations overseas along with his father. Lambdin’s father started as a Seaman Recruit in the year 1930 and remained a career Navy until 1954, when he got killed while serving as an Administrative Officer on board the USS Bennington. Author Lambdin himself got the opportunity to join the Military Academy at Castle Heights. He graduated in the year 1962. Lambdin was destined to become the first ‘ring knocker’ of his family from the United States Naval Academy. But, he realized that studying calculus, physics, and counting the higher number of digits was not cup of tea. Subsequently, he left the academy and went on to join the Tennessee University, Knoxville. There, author Lambdin majored in the subjects of Liberal Arts and Theatre. He was published at the university’s The Theme Vault in the year 1963. This published work of his was also reprinted in the form of a national textbook. It was the recognition of this publication that made Lambdin think of writing as a career. But, this could not become possible at that because he was not able to pass his degree. Finally, he went on to complete his graduation with a degree in the subject of Film and Television Production from the Montana State University in the year 1969. At that time, this degree was considered to be an academic setting of the McHale’s Navy and as a result, the nautical influence in the life of author Lambdin was still there.

Post his graduation, Lamdin worked for 12 years as a producer/director for a network affiliate television station. He has also worked as a production manager for an independent station and as a senior writer, director, and producer for 3 years in Memphis. Author Lambdin has also worked as a writer and producer for an advertising & production facility in Nashville. All this time, Lambdin was always connected to freelance camera, writing, and lighting works. Since the year 1976, author Lambdin has been sailing on his favorite sloop called Wind Dancer. He loves to sail through the Gulf of Mexico whenever he gets any spare time from his writing work. All these years in his writing career, author Lambdin has been writing with the help of his beloved typewriter, thus resisting his temptation for a computer. As of today, he has a house located in Nashville, Tennessee, where he spends most of his time writing books based on Alan Lewrie. Author Lambdin is one of the members of the Naval Institute of the United States as well a a Friend of the Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Apart from these, he also associated with the American Film Institute, the Cousteau Society, and the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.

The Alan Lewrie series written by author Dewey Lambdin consists of a total of 21 books, which were released between the years 1989 and 2015. One of the initial books in this series is titled as ‘The King’s Commission’. This book was released in the year 1991 by the Fawcett publication. Author Lambdin has set the story of this book at the time of the year 1982 when Alan Lewrie is stationed as the First Officer in the brig o ‘war. The starting sequence in the book shows that Alan returns freshly from his duty on the Desperate frigate in the fight against the French Capricieuse near St. Kitts. He appears for examination for Lieutenancy and passes with good numbers. As a result of that, Alan gets commissioned as a first officer on his next mission in the brig o’ war. Before going on his actual mission, Alan is asked to patrol the coast of North America and try to bring the Seminoles and Muskogees on the side of the Britishers to fight against the American rebels. Then, he is sent to the Caribbean to sail along with Captain Nelson to fight in the Battle for the Turks Island. Throughout all the mission in his naval career, Alan Lewrie emerges as a true hero and a man of his abilities. The fast paced, well described, and well written plot of the book depicting the naval adventures of Alan Lewrie was liked by one and all throughout the world. This helped the book to become extremely successful and allowed author Lambdin to become widely popular as a writer.

One of the other books published in the series written by Dewey Lambdin is titled as ‘The King’s Privateer’. This book was published by the Fawcett publishers in the year 1992. In this book, Alan Lewrie is described as going on a mission as the secret agent of His Majesty in the year 1783. After returning from the war in various places in America, Alan finds it pleasurable to spend his holidays in London. Later, he is asked to board the trading ship known as Telesto in Plymouth in order to find out the reason behind the disappearance of the merchantmen from the East Indies. While traveling through the pungent shores between Canton and Calcutta, Alan reunites with his father. He also discovers that a young captain of France is the one behind the plundering rampage. He is backed by the large forces of the Mindanaon pirates. The navy’s hands seem to be tied in dealing with the French captain and the pirates because of the old treaties. But, as a King’s privateer, Alan Lewrie is free to deal with them in whatever way possible and prevent the further killing of the merchantmen. He indulges into a small war against the French captain and his pirate men in the South China Sea and emerges victorious once again. Eventually, Alan once again turns out to be a rogue, an officer, and ladies’ man. Author Lambdin has once again given an interesting description of the naval adventures of Alan Lewrie, which was appreciated all across the world.

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