First published in 1994, Mr Fitton and the Black Legion charts the adventures of hero and sailor Michael Fitton. French army have landed on the Pembroke coast. Michael Fitton, master's mate in King George's Navy, finds himself involved in this historic event. As he becomes embroiled with Colonel Tate's Black Legion, Mr Fitton faces perilous adventures, including battles on the high seas, secret expeditions across the French borders and an encounter with the attractive Comtesse de Callac.
Showell Styles was born Frank Showell Styles in 1908. His childhood was spent in the Welsh hills and he became an avid mountaineer and explorer. During the war, Styles joined the Navy and was posted in the Mediterranean, but even there he walked and climbed as much as he could. An aspiring writer, Styles already had articles published in Punch, before setting out to make his living as an author. His first novel, Traitor's Mountain, was a murder mystery set on and around Tryfan in Wales. He became a prolific writer with over 160 books published. As well as books on mountains such as The Mountaineer's Weekend Book, he wrote detective fiction under the pseudonym of Glyn Carr, and humorous pieces as C.L. Inker. Showell Styles died in 2005.