Dewey Lambdin

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Dewey Lambdin (born 1945) is an American nautical historical novelist. He is best known for his Alan Lewrie naval adventure series, spanning the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: a novel of Old Cape Fear.

The son of a U.S. Navy officer, Lambdin attended the University of Tennessee where he had his first published story appear in the Thorn Vault, Lambdin graduated with a degree in Film & TV Production from Montana State University in 1969. After graduating he moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he worked as a producer/director production manager and senior director/writer/ producer for local television stations, and later in Nashville in advertising. .[1]

After being laid off when the advertising company he worked for failed, he returned to his early interest in writing fiction with his creation of Lewrie in The King's Coat in 1988, published in 1989.[2]

Alan Lewrie books[edit]

  1. The King's Coat (1989)
  2. The French Admiral (1990)
  3. The King's Commission (1991)
  4. The King's Privateer (1992)
  5. The Gun Ketch (1993)
  6. H.M.S. Cockerel (1995)
  7. A King's Commander (1997)
  8. Jester's Fortune (1999)
  9. King's Captain (2000)
  10. Sea of Grey (2002)
  11. Havoc's Sword (2003)
  12. The Captain's Vengeance (2004)
  13. A King's Trade (2006)
  14. Troubled Waters (2008)
  15. The Baltic Gambit (2009)
  16. King, Ship and Sword (2010)
  17. The Invasion Year (2011)
  18. Reefs and Shoals (2012)
  19. Hostile Shores (2013)
  20. For King and Country (omnibus) (1994)
  21. Lewrie and the Hogsheads (short story) (2012)
  22. The King's Marauder (2014)
  23. Kings and Emperors (2015)
  24. A Hard, Cruel Shore (2016)
  25. A Fine Retribution (2017)
  26. An Onshore Storm (2018)


  • What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear (2005)


  1. ^ U.S.S. Bennington Organization website .
  2. ^ Interview in mcbooks' online magazine "Quarterdecks". January/February 2009