THE GAUNT WOMAN by Edmund Gilligan
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Good adventure story of the Grand Banks and the strange warfare that goes on there as fishermen attempt to bring in the catch sorely needed, while German subs make secret juncture with their supply ships in fog and storm. This is the tale of one Gloucester fisherman, and the square rigged Danish ship, The Gaunt Woman, which was being used as a shield for strange activities. Suspicion, fostered and abetted by a Danish member of his crew, the discovery of the dory with the dead men, the artificially wrecked vessel, with one dead man and her captain left alone, the venture into a Newfoundland port where romance beckoned and the resolving of the mystery makes good going, suspense, good atmosphere, authentic lingo of the sea, and a well spun yarn. By the author of White Sails Crowding and Strangers in the Vly.

Pub Date: Jan. 4th, 1942
Publisher: Scribner