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Death Beach

Death Beach [Kindle Edition]

Peter Francis
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World War Two and at Bletchley a cipher clerk is lured unwittingly into the twists and turns of espionage. Born in Hamburg to an English father and German mother he is manipulated into taking flight for Germany. But he witnesses events at Slapton Sands and those who set him up must now bring him down as he journeys through England and the Irish Free State into the North Sea to Norway with submarines of both sides hunting for him. From the author of Death Bell.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F19VM8E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167,843 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Francis spent much time as a journalist at various locations around the world. For a time he was honorary police chief of a California ghost town and has worked in New Zealand and the USA and UK. He can be contacted at his email address He has recently completed a sequel to "The Last Demon" called "Ziggurat". This is published on Kindle. Unfortunately he has lost a half-completed sci-fi novel which may yet turn up and be completed, and now he has written an authentic Western set on the Nevada California borders in the early 1900s called The Colour of Dying Flesh.
Currently he has just completed a spy novel set in the "who can you trust" arena of World War Two Vienna and the German Sudetenland. There is so much fact and mystery in this story that deciding which parts are fiction will be tough. The book entitled Death Bell is now available on Amazon Kindle. Another in the World War Two spy books - Death Beach - is also now available on Kindle. It is also be based around actual events and has all the twists and thrills readers found in Death Bell.
Peter Francis always replies to his readers.
He writes:
Hello, I am the author - Peter Francis. I have no plans to write further books and I really hope you have enjoyed some of those I have written. I have always tried to write books that would not easily translate to film or TV because I think people who read deserve something to reward their efforts. My books vary between 65,000 and 140,000 words because I don't believe in padding a book with drivel. There are some brilliant authors - P G Wodehouse, Hammet, Chandler, Greene, Arthur Upfield and so on and some wonderful living ones like Dan Simmons, Michael Connelly and newcomer Jed Rubenfeld - none of whom seem to be able to write a dull book.
I was a journalist for most of my life in different parts of the world. I used to write comedy bits for New Zealand Television and short stories (which I loathe) for Penthouse. I've never seen much point in short stories and compare them to eating the cherries from a piece of cake and leaving the rest. I admire people like Wilbur Smith who can keep a story interesting across a thousand pages and more.
I have reached that delicate stage of dotage where I give thanks for every morning and more thanks if I'm still around at night.
Thank you for trusting me with your dollar or pound and I hope you feel it was worth it.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Another Holiday read 12 Mar 2014
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I read this and its companion Death Bell and enjoyed the pair. Competently written and the plotline was as good as many; and moved along at a good pace. Worth reading. Ignore my stars as 5* is reserved for 'exceptional' books (think Booker prize winners).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death Beach 23 Nov 2013
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This is an excellent story which eventually builds up to a very tense and exciting conclusion.
Well worth reading. I recommend it unreservedly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Death beach 12 Jun 2014
By SCOTT GARLAND - Published on
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A good story lines line. Not improved by the cheap scrounge. Sexual overtones in much of the narrative that added little

I think the description of wartime UK was probably quite accurate.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good WWII book 8 Feb 2014
By Photo Bug - Published on
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The story revolves around a brother and sister, both born in Germany to a German mother and English father. The mother and her two children moved to England prior to WWII. After the start of the war between Britain and Germany, the mother was picked up by hypersensitive British security agents and taken to a far away place for interrogation and detention. The agents falsely told her two children she died in an accident, but they were doubtful. Both became bitter at their mother's death, and gradually became pro-Germany for that and other reasons. The son worked in a low level job at the British code-breaking facility and had access to some low level secrets. Primarily the son decided to return to Germany and influenced his sister to go along with him. He was a bird watcher and photographer and during a two day trip to the beach he knew about, to watch and shoot a movie of birds in flight, he stumbled into a joint British and American exercise involving beach landings, and many Americans were unnecessarily killed. He photographed much of that and decided to get the film to Germany with the hope that the film would cause the U.S. to quit the war with Germany and he influenced his sister to go with him. The story portrays his efforts to escape from Britain and get to Germany, with many twists and turns which are very well protrayed in the book. It is very good reading, and keeps the reader's rapt attention. It has a surprise ending, and I wouldn't want to give it away here. This is not the usual WWII book about civilian life in wartime, and has a good bit of suspense and a surprise ending. I highly recommend it.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Thought 17 Dec 2013
By Dina Carattini - Published on
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The read did not hold my attention in a way that made me want to keep reading. It was a bit full. Unlike Death Bell which was interesting and held my attention.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Sep 2014
By Debbie Rohrer - Published on
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great book!
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