Dead Men (usually) Tell No Tales: Pirates and a Secret in the Wall

by Ann Parker

Who doesn't perk up at the mention of a rollicking good tale of pirates, hidden treasure, and high-seas high jinks and daring-do? In The Secret in the Wall, the newest book of my Silver Rush historical series set in early 1882 San Francisco, pirates are a primary motivator for one of my continuing characters, Antonia Gizzi, to start sleuthing seriously. Antonia, the young ward of my protagonist Inez Stannert, has been known to muddle about and get in trouble in some of my earlier books.

Pirate Vishnu: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery By Gigi Pandian

by Cynthia Chow

After some incredible adventures in Scotland, San Francisco university historian Jaya Anand Jones was ready to settle into her normal sedate life of research and paper writing, where the most excitement stemmed from too much caffeine intake. Those rather unrealistic hopes are dashed when she meets Steven Healy, a former attorney with a treasure map and assertions that letters from Jaya’s great-grandfather could both provide clues and dash her family’s legend of her honorable relative. Jaya may have left India when she was seven and been raised mostly by her hippy-ish American father, but she has immense loyalty to her heritage, despite the jocular declarations of her friends that Jaya is the “worst Indian ever.”

Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review

by Sheryl Wall

Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can't compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant).