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October 2016 Book of the Month.
The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small private island off the Scottish coast. Cal has changed the name of his company to the appropriate ‘Sea Detective Agency’ and becomes involved in two intertwined cases. Mark Douglas-Home marks the loneliness of remote village life, of close knit communities where secrets told, are secrets exposed to the entire locality. The thoughts and feelings of villagers, a grieving family, police and Cal himself are given voice, all adding to the stewing pot of intrigue and mystery. The ocean depths come powerfully to life in the hands of Douglas-Home, the mysteries of the currents, the research undertaken, all absolutely fascinating… ensuring ‘The Malice of the Waves’ is another super read.
Five years ago, fourteen-year-old Max Wheeler disappeared from a remote Scottish island. None of the six police and private investigations have been able to shed any light on what happened.
But unable to let go, Max's family call in Cal McGill - known as 'The Sea Detective' - hoping he'll force the sea to give up its secrets.
Yet Cal finds he is an outsider to a broken family, and an unwelcome stranger in a village which has endured years of suspicion.
Cal knows that a violent storm is approaching. But what he doesn't know is that when it cuts off the island, a killer will see their chance . . .
Closing date: 30/11/2020
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in The Sea Detective series. Click here to read the full reviews.
'Raises the bar ... elegantly written and compelling. A crime writer to watch' The Scotsman
'Always entertaining and gripping' The Herald
'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement
'Excellent' The Literary Review (Top Five Crime Novels of the Year)
Publication date: 22/09/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 19/05/2016
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||22nd September 2016|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Mark Douglas-Home is a journalist turned author, who was editor of the Herald and the Sunday Times Scotland. His career in journalism began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.More About Mark Douglas-Home