Steve Goble’s Pieces of Eight is a stormy gem of a historical adventure, featuring a colorful and violent band of eighteenth-century misfits. Peril on every page, and brimming with heart, gore, and passion. You won’t put this down. Impeccably researched and richly detailed, Pieces of Eight is an entertaining jag that recalls the Odyssey in a most clever way...if Odysseus had been a pirate.
– James W. Ziskin, author of the Anthony and Macavity award-winning Ellie Stone mysteries
Bodies and blunderbusses abound as Spider John and his motley crew of friends are back in fine form!
Goble’s mystery plot ticks along like clockwork, but the real attraction is the voice of Spider John, a reluctant pirate who just wants to get home to his wife and son. But with Spider finally within sight of that goal, one obstacle after another presents itself. As mysteries are revealed, Spider is forced to ask: Who are we to judge the hearts of those around us, and who are we to pretend that we know our own motivations?
A rum-soaked ride filled with historical accuracy, whip-smart observation, and mysterious deaths, Pieces of Eight is sure to appeal to mystery fans with a little piracy in their hearts.
– Dan Stout, author of 'Titanshade'
A riveting great read with all manner of cliff hanger plots twists and unexpected turns, "Pieces of Eight" by Steve Goble is the most recent of the author's Spider John mystery novels. A deftly crafted, inherently absorbing, narrative driven story that will keep and hold the reader's total attention from cover to cover.