Ken Rossignol spins the tales of a wife and husband detective team who thwart the efforts of killers to create murder and mayhem on the Sea Empress. The Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers float the reader through five books, beginning with The Privateer Clause. A sixth book in the series will debut in 2014 – Death by Murder.
In addition to writing cruise thrillers, Rossignol also enjoys researching maritime history. As a result, three books about the Titanic have been entertaining those fascinated with the tragedy and heroes of the first, last and only voyage of RMS Titanic. The Panama Canal story is also told in Panama 1914 through the original news stories of the times leading up to and in the first few years after this great accomplishment opened for sea trade. In addition to Titanic 1912, the same process was used in creating a spellbinding account of the KKK – KLAN: Killing America.
The actual trials of pirates, real ones, not Hollywood’s versions are retold from original trial documents of trials in America, Canada, England and Scotland. – Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words and Pirate Trials: Hung by the Neck Until Dead.
As a maritime history speaker, Rossignol enjoys meeting audiences around the world and discussing the original news stories of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and other maritime history topics.
In 2012 and 2013 Rossignol has appeared on over a dozen ships in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean discussing the stories of the heroes of the Titanic, the explorations of the new world voyagers, the Bermuda Triangle and the history of piracy, among other maritime history topics.
Rossignol appears at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri for book signings and to talk with visitors about the RMS Titanic.
He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC 20/20; ABC World News Tonight and in a 2012 production of Discovery Channel Investigation Motives & Murders Series, A Body in the Bay.
News coverage of Rossignol’s landmark civil rights case, represented by Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz re: United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rossignol v Voorhaar, 2003, included articles in most major news outlets, as well as a column by syndicated columnists James J. Kilpatrick.
Rossignol has a series of cruise thrillers and also writes in maritime history as well as true crime with twenty-two books and Kindle shorts available in all formats and venues around the world.
A strong highway safety advocate, Rossignol also publishes the DWIHitParade.com which focuses on impaired driving and also publishes the monthly print and online publication, The Chesapeake.
News coverage of Rossignol’s DWIHitParade won an Emmy in 2012 for WJLA reporter Jay Korff and coverage of the St. Mary’s Today newspaper by WUSA reporter Bruce Leshan was awarded an Emmy in 2000.
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Eleven Deadly Days...in the Caribbean as the Sea Empress visits gorgeous islands with the world's most beautiful beaches. A serial killer stalks the ship presenting Marsha & Danny Jones with their toughest assignment yet as they work to protect the ship and her passengers from a determined killer.
#5 in the series of Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers
Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words
Some of the most bloodthirsty pirates in the world were brought to justice and held over for trial in Scotland, England and the United States . These trials detail their dastardly deeds with startling testimony of those who were there and lived to be able to testify in person.
The original facts and details of the Titanic disaster from the newspapers of the world bring forward the story in a vivid and striking way!
Join the news stories in action as the first reports told of the RMS Titanic being towed to Halifax and all the passengers saved in erroneous first reports.
Learn how the survivors were saved and about the heroes of the night who sacrificed their own lives
Fish And Eat Cheap
Is your budget getting crunched these days? Do you want to fill the freezer with the food doctors recommend the most? Then get busy fishing…and more importantly…CATCHING…as Cap’n Larry Jarboe says. Larry will show you all of his time-testing tricks for deluding fish enough to jump right on your hook and in some cases, just jump out of the water and into your boat.
Titanic & Lusitania - Survivor Stories
The best of the Logan Marshall classics have been researched and edited by authors Bruce M. Caplan and Ken Rossignol and presented in this new book.
The Titanic's secret fire is explained in great detail.
The early days of World War I and the savage sinking of the Lusitania which caused over 1,000 civilians to die on an unarmed passenger vessel are brought to life.
Great war posters.
The Chesapeake: Legends, Yarns & Barnacles
Many of the best of the short stories from The Chesapeake are included in this second in the series. From fishing in the Patuxent to sailing the Chesapeake Bay to Pepper Langley's life at Solomon's Island and Jack Rue's Lexington Park after the end of World War II, the writers of The Chesapeake are here to entertain you. Steve Uhler, Fred McCoy, Mel Brokenshire, Cap'n Larry Jarboe and more.
PANAMA 1914 IS NOW BOARDING!
Join this great voyage through the history of the Panama Canal, which is, one hundred years after its completion, on the eve of a new chapter in its spectacular history.
From the early explorers, many seeking a critical water connection between two of the world’s great oceans to the determination of the best engineers of America, the BIG DIG finally opened for ships.
The life of Ethan Aaron Douglas is chronicled as the ten-year-old joins his grandfather for a life on the Chesapeake Bay. With his grandfather as captain of a steamboat traveling between Norfolk, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, the boy learns quickly about life on the water. From hurricanes to blue crabs life on the Bay changes quickly.
Leopold & Loeb Killed Bobby Franks
One of the most sensational crimes of the twentieth century took place when two wealthy young men decided to commit the perfect crime. Travel back in time to learn of how they planned their dastardly deed. From the carefully laid out plans for ransom and the brutal murder of a young boy, these two young men chose path which weaved through the courtroom with America's most famous attorney.
Follow Triangle - Vanish
The 21st Century's Nick & Nora!
Join Marsha & Danny Jones as they continue to secure the safety of the Sea Empress, now on its way to the Caribbean. Sen. Lyndon Langdon, the choice of the President to fill a coming vacancy on the Supreme Court is onboard. An expert is on the ship to discuss the history of the Bermuda Triangle. The Sea Empress arrives at St. Thomas to a remarkable discovery.
Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers #3
The Sea Empress sets sail from Southampton on a trans-Atlantic cruise and two large storms force the ship to divert to a northern crossing. The Joan of Arc has just left the port with a ship full of thrill-seekers who are following the voyage of the Titanic 100 years after that disaster. On board the Sea Empress once again are top sleuths Marsha and Danny Jones.
Fishy Deals: Beneath the Surface
Commissioner Jerry Largent undergoes a massive change of attitude as events beyond his control propell him into taking a drastic change, to fake his own death!
The Chesapeake: Tales & Scales
Selected short stories of fishing, diving, cruising, sailing and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay region and elsewhere...from the pages of THE CHESAPEAKE these selected stories come from master story tellers.
Return of the Sea Empress
Danny and Marsha Jones are once again protecting The Sea Empress from threats. The luxury cruise ship has been refurbished following an attack by a seaplane loaded with explosives. The ship is back service and leaving Rome for voyage across the Atlantic that changes the relations between Cuba and the United States forever. Join the passengers of the Sea Empress who become witnesses to history.
The Privateer Clause
Danger lurks on every cruise!
My wife just shot our waiter between the eyes when he came in with breakfast! But, he had it coming to him as he had a gun on the tray and was going to give us Eggs Benedict with a Glock!
Join Marsha and I as we work really hard to protect the Sea Empress and her passengers from threats from every direction.
DANGER LURKS ON EVERY VOYAGE – what the cruise lines don’t want you to know – how to be safe on your cruise.
Klan: Killing America
The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets.
Pirate Trials: Hung by the Neck Until Dead
Second in the series of Pirate Trials from news reports of the days and actual trial documents. NOTE: This is not a pirate romance novel or a Johnny Depp adventure of fantasy and make believe, but the details and drama from first person confessions and details of the charges against real pirates. This is not Hollywood.
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