Interview with Dewey Lambdin

qdMcBooks’s newletter, Quarterdeck, has an interview with the author of the Alan Lewrie novels, Dewey Lambdin, in its January-February edition. Some good info on The Baltic Gambit, which we have featured, and on Lambdin’s history.


Filed under Age of Sail, Alan Lewrie Novels, Naval Fiction

21 responses to “Interview with Dewey Lambdin

  1. V.E.G.

    Dewey Whitley Lambdin is the distant cousin of author Brent C. Doonan, from Wichita, Kansas! His grandmother’s name is Juda Hamblin! Ironically, there are Juda that have the forgiveness connection: Juda Myers’s mother Ann Myers forgive the attackers while Juda Hamblin’s grandson’s extremely distant cousin Brent Christopher Doonan forgive the gunman and Brent is still living.

  2. Keith Michael

    Can you tell me if Dewey’s new book Reefs and Shoals will be coming out in audiobook or audible? Also, why are so many of his books not published in audiobook format? Many of his fans use audio instead of books. Just curious and hoping he will expand his audiobook selections.

    Many thanks and great reading! Keith.

  3. tom lewis

    does mr lambdin have a website? ty

  4. Bob Robertson

    I’ve read 17 of Dewey Lambdin’s books but somehow missed the one which covers his final trial for “stealing” those slaves. The trial which acquits him.
    Can you tell me the NAME OF THAT PARTICULAR BOOK ?

  5. Your style is unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from.
    I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  6. Amy

    Best goshdarn naval adventures history etc I’ve ever read…stirs the mind and gut… like forester love lamb in writing!!!!

  7. Howard

    “damne your eyes, Dewey Lambdin”….I make it policy never to read the same author twice in a row …I purchased 19 of Lanbdin’s books at a yard sale two months ago…..I am now on the sixth straight book on Alan Lewrie…King, Koontz, Follett , Baldacci, Sandford, Feinstein…you guys and gal are just going to sit on my self for a while…My only problem is having trouble with the English being spoken in the books…the English don’t spear American English!

  8. Dear Bill,

    I don’t know if you can help me but I am trying to track Dewey down to see if he would be interested in Kindle editions of his books.

    I work for Endeavour Press – the UK’s leading independent digital publisher – and we are keen to bring more classic naval fiction works into the digital market.

    If you still have any contact information for him would you be able to pass this message on, and ask him to get in touch with me at or

    Best wishes,

    Amy Durant
    Publishing Director
    Endeavour Press

  9. Chuck Hughes

    Will there be another Alan Lewrie novel after ” A Hard Cruel Shore”

    • billcrews

      No idea. I have to admit to being completely underwhelmed, to the point of disappointment, with the last three books. If he can’t bring back at least a ghost of the old Lewrie I’d rather the series end.

  10. Chuck Hughes

    Maybe, but the series is still good and several unanswered questios.

    • billcrews

      mostly agree. I think the obvious end to the series is planned to be the Battle of New Orleans. He has his friend Cashman in North Carolina. His son will be, by that time, an officer in the US Navy. He has a friend Jim Hawk Ellison is a US Army officer. Toby Jugg is a farmer in Lousiana. Lewrie mapped a landing/invasion route. Lambdin is now 70 so one has to factor that into the equation and question will the series last that long.

      My disappointment with the last book was that his son was in close proximity and nothing happened with that story. I’ve also been surprised that his half-siblings haven’t reappeared after he had Gerald impressed into the Navy.

  11. Jeff Nelson

    I have been collecting signed first editions of this series for many, many years but I am having trouble finding signed copies of the last six or so books. Has he stopped signing or does anyone know what the situation is.

  12. Mark Worthen

    I pre-ordered “A Hard Cruel Shore” and pounced upon it immediately upon arrival. As usual, Dewey Lambdin left me wanting more.
    I’m a retired United States Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and while I knew that the traditions of my Navy were carried over from the British Royal Navy, I have learned more about the origins of nautical terms , practices and traditions from him than I ever learned in my thirty years of Naval Service.
    Is there a postal address where I can send Mr. Lambdin a letter of thanks from an admiring reader?

  13. Joe Berger

    Ok I just now finished “much ado” yes 25 straight novels, one author. Experiencing withdrawal…need more.

  14. Chad Ramage

    If you want to experience Alan Lewrie in a new way … try the audio books! The performance is great and it brings new life to a fun series.

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