When a mysterious cannibal pot is discovered by Steven Messenger, it is only one of the many bizarre clues that lead to the truth behind an age-old murder mystery. By the time help arrived, over men, women and children had met their deaths not in the sea, but murdered by two fellow survivors, Wouter Loos and Jan Pelgrom. In , Steven Messenger discovers gruesome relics from that wreck. Four months later he disappears without a trace. Where is Messenger? Is his disappearance linked to the relics?
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. A teenager from Galashiels was arrested when he was caught performing sex act on a public pavement. The incident occurred in , with the Scots teen reportedly trying to bonk the pavement after neighbours insisted that he return to his home. This bizarre event came after the man had reportedly downed half a bottle of vodka while still on medication.
By the time help arrived, over men, women and children had met their deaths - not in the sea, but murdered by two fellow survivors, Wouter Loos and Jan Pelgrom. Nearly years later, Steven Messenger discovers gruesome relics from that wreck. Four months later he disappears without a trace.
The wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia on the coast of Western Australia in has been a source of inspiration for many Australian writers. After the wreck, the commander, Francisco Pelsaert, took the long boat and sailed for help, leaving a junior officer, Jeronimus Cornelisz, in command. Most fictional accounts of the wreck concentrate on the violence and cruelty of the crew, under Cornelisz, towards the marooned passengers. Over men, women and children were killed before Pelsaert returned to rescue them. Most of the murderers were executed, but Pelsaert allowed two, a young boy, Jan Pelgrom, and another man, Wouter Loos, to be marooned on mainland Australia. The lack of a single authorial voice allows doubt, and the details of both timelines are described, contradicted, reaffirmed and questioned again, leaving many possibilities for the reader to choose among. In a world which is indeed our world, the one we know….