Adventures in the South Atlantic Ocean
Skulduggery in the South Atlantic
The first adventure in the series starts
aboard a ship visiting the Island of St Helena where the Wallace Boys are going
to stay with their uncle, the Governor. While on board the RMS St Helena,
Bruce discovers that there is a pair of stowaways in one of the lifeboats
and he gets thrown off the back of the ship for his pains.
the brothers, together with St Helenian, Jimmy Fowler, arrive on St
Helena, they discover that all is not well. Their search for the
stowaways, Isaacs and Lambert, who have eluded detection, leads them to
Longwood House where Napoleon spent his years on the island following his
defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, and thence to the Gates of Chaos, an
extremely treacherous part of the island.
Matters reach a head when the Governor starts
behaving strangely and the three boys find that weapons, including
Russian-made AK-47s, have been smuggled onto the island. It is
clear that a coup is being planned. Can the boys foil the attempt?
The cover picture shows the famous Jacob’s Ladder of 699 steps
which the youngsters on St Helena slide down!
The Sands of the Skeleton Coast
Nigel, Bruce and St Helenian Jimmy Fowler
risk their necks by accepting a ride aboard a motor yacht, the St Valery, for their return to
Cape Town. The owner, Barry Jones, wants to make a detour to see the
terrifying Namibian Skeleton Coast where numerous ships have come to
grief, including the Dundee Star on which Barry’s father worked during
World War Two. Aboard the wreck is a cache of diamonds, and Barry knows
just how to get it, and nothing, it seems, will stop him!
desperate adventure takes the boys to the edge of danger where they fight
the most dangerous of the world’s deserts with its mysterious plant and
animal life, the weird Welwitschia, the grotesque
elephant’s foot, the desert lions, the brown hyena and the Namib
They even encounter a galleon several
kilometres inland of ‘the coast that walks’! All the while, they are
dogged by the presence of Isaacs and Lambert.
(Note: the Dundee Star is actually based on a real-life ship, the
of the Blue Star Line, which was wrecked on the Skeleton Coast during
World War Two.)
Trouble in Tristan
three boys are still aboard the St
Valery with Barry when she gets hijacked after leaving the Namibian
port of Luderitz. The hijacker is a young
German, by the name of Gustav Stoltenhoff, who
has just joined the yacht for the final leg of the journey to Cape Town.
He is desperate to reach the tiny South Atlantic island called
Inaccessible in the Tristan
da Cunha Group.
Gustav is a descendent of one of the few people ever to live on Inaccessible
Island, and he has recently learnt that a German U-boat put into the island
late in World War Two on its way to find refuge in Argentina. Aboard the
submarine was a treasure of artworks looted by Hermann
the treasure has been loaded aboard the St Valery in a secret cave, following their hazardous ocean
crossing, the three boys and Barry are marooned on the island. In their
attempt to get rescued, they encounter most of the island’s amazing bird
population - albatrosses, spectacled shoemakers, the tiny Inaccessible
rail, rockhopper penguins and the