I chanced upon a new (actually an old) adventure-fiction author while looking for history on Project Gutenberg
. The first book I read was The Pirate Slaver, told from the point of view of a British Middy on the west coast of Africa who is assigned to fight the slave trade. It was a wonderful adventure; so good that I've just downloaded several more of Collingwood's books
also has some of his books on-line along with some information about the books and the author.