Author Archives: David Healey

Best World War II novels

What’s in your haversack? A few of the best World War II novels One of the problems with creating a list of best World War II novels is that it can vary according to what we’re in the mood to … Continue reading

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Chance meeting sparked Civil War romance

Confederate found love—and a new home—in Canal Town By David Healey There couldn’t have been a worse time for Capt. Lucien M. Bean of the 17th Mississippi Infantry. The Confederacy was crumbling. In the heart of the South, Union Gen. … Continue reading

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Plotting in ancient Rome with Peter Tonkin

By David Healey Veteran author Peter Tonkin has written a number of books, thanks in part to his hard-driving writing schedule. (If you want some motivation as an author, follow Peter on Facebook and try to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Remembering one of Chesapeake Bay’s worst hurricanes

To Hell and Back Again with Hurricane Hazel by David Healey You can still find a few old-timers who will share stories about one of the biggest hurricanes in living memory to strike the Chesapeake Bay. Her name was Hazel, … Continue reading

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This is the online home of David Healey, author of thrilling historical fiction and regional histories. Over the years, quite a lot has been added to the website, so this page will help you get started with navigating HealeyInk. Please … Continue reading

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Ocean City hurricane of 1933: Maryland’s City on the Sand

Hurricane of 1933 shaped Ocean City resort Ocean City is Maryland’s beach town, a place where the population swells to nearly 400,000 on summer weekends. Tourists stroll the boardwalk or splash in the waves. It’s a place for sun, sand … Continue reading

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History unlocked at the C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal spans waterways, and maritime history Of all the sights that visitors to Chesapeake City, Maryland, can see, only a handful of tourists and locals alike manage to make their way to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum. Those … Continue reading

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Wrecked stone once intended as monument to general

by David Healey A couple hundred feet down the road from the house where we stay on a Maine island is a rectangular granite block about 75 feet long, half covered in weeds, and on which are stacked a few … Continue reading

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Ghost Sniper comes alive in new audiobook

Ping! That’s the first word of Ghost Sniper, describing the sound of a German bullet hitting the landing craft as the first Allied troops come ashore on D Day. It’s also the first word I heard spoken by the narrator … Continue reading

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Swordplay and more this week!

The Duelist is a novella about a bitter Rev War hero-turned-mercenary who comes home to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to find redemption with his sword. It is free right now for Kindle readers!

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