The Privateersman Mysteries is a series of historical nautical fiction by Scottish author David Donachie that also includes mystery aspects. Harry Ludlow is forced out of the Royal Navy, so he joins up with his brother James in the privateering business.

Donachie began his Privateersman series in 1991 with the novel The Devil’s Own Luck. The series lasted six novels until A Game of Bones in 1997. Below is a list of David Donachie’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Privateersman Mysteries Books


The Devil's Own Luck(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dying Trade(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hanging Matter(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Element of Chance(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Betrayal(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Game of Bones(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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