Individual taste in books varies as much as the favorite rod
or fly. With that in mind, we hope to review books and
videos from the ever-growing fly fishing world, and share
them with you. Books will be the best of all worlds, new
and old. Many of the old books are now available in reprint,
and the wisdom contained is timely today. Others can be
found in second-hand book stores, or by mail order dealers.
As we find videos we feel are outstanding they will be included.
Be assured, reviews are based on what we have actually read,
and due to that fact, may not appear weekly.
August 16, 1999
Cork on the Water
By Macdonald Hastings
Greycliff Publishing Company
P.O. Box 1273, Helena, Montana 59624
I'm a mystery fan. You know the old Agatha Cristy,
Ellery Queen stories sometimes even availble on TV. Not much
of that kind of writing done these days.
What a delight to receive Cork on the Water!
This is a re-issue of a book created by the acclaimed British
writer and television Macdonald Hasting. Originally published
in England in 1951, Cork on the Water was the first
of a five book series that won wide acceptance in England
and the US in the 1950's and 60's.
Here's the neat part - the 'traditional English' murder mystery
is set on the white water of a salmon river in the wilds of
Scotland! So we get a very interesting mystery with a
rod, reel, and Altantic Salmon on the side. Complete
with gillies, and an unlikely catch.
The cast of characters include Mr. Cork himself the fisherman,
an outrageously unlikely hero. Pompous, insufferably proper
and British to the core. Add Cork's energetic assistant
and a beautiful but pugnacious ballerina. There's more!
The murder of course, and a treasury of jewels stole during
World World II.
This really was a delightful read. Nice bits of humor, excellent
reader information (if I had paid more attention I might have solved
it before the ending,) a little romance and lots of twists and turns.
Everything a good mystery should have - flavored with just enough
fishing to make it different. ~ DLB
Cork on the Water
is softcover, 255 pages.
The price is $12.95 (U.S.)
Scheduled for Release in September 1999.
[ HOME ]
[ Search ]
[ Contact FAOL ]
[ Media Kit ]
FlyAnglersOnline.com © Notice