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📒The Sea Detective ✍ Mark Douglas-Home
✏The Sea Detective Book Summary : The first mystery in a truly unique crime series. 'There comes a time when a novel raises the bar for a particular genre, and The Sea Detective does just that for Scottish crime fiction' (Scotsman) Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they've gone. It's a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Most strangely, forensic tests reveal that the feet belong to the same body. As Cal McGill investigates, he unravels a web of corruption, exploitation and violence, which threatens many lives across the globe - very soon including his own... Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' The Scotsman 'Excellent' The Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'An unusual, interesting and enthralling read' Shotsmag 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement
📒The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea ✍ Mark Douglas-Home
✏The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Book Summary : The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery 'full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit' (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan's daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet's search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: 'An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors' Herald 'A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can't imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this' Scotsman 'Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation' crimefictionlover.com 'Simply intoxicating' Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' Scotsman 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'Excellent' Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement
📒Deep Sea Detectives ✍ Peter R. Limburg
✏Deep sea Detectives Book Summary : An aging American coal carrier goes down in a winter storm off the Virginia coast. Only three of the crew of 34 survive; the rest perish in the ice-cold water. Was the dead captain at fault? Did the mate neglect safety precautions? Or did a penny-pinching management skimp on necessary maintenance?The giant car-and-passenger ferry Estonia sinks in a gale in the Baltic Sea, carrying over 800 passengers to their deaths and causing national scandals in three countries. Was she sunk by a terrorist bomb? By the CIA or the Russian secret police? Was the Russian mob involved? Was she carrying military secrets, or smuggled narcotics? A massive government cover-up is suspected. What was the truth?Answers to these and other fascinating cases can be found in Deep-Sea Detectives: Maritime Mysteries and Forensic Science. Author Peter R. Limburg explores the advances that make it possible to bring back evidence from as deep as 20,000 feet below the sea."It's Sherlock Holmes with bubbles! Actually, Holmes had it easy; his mysteries weren't submerged beneath miles of water. These fascinating tales of scoundrels and submersibles make for terrific adventures in the little-known world of undersea forensics." -Dennis Meredith, Director of Research Communications, Duke University
📒The Malice Of Waves ✍ Mark Douglas-Home
✏The Malice of Waves Book Summary : Investigator Cal McGill uses his knowledge of tides, winds and currents to solve mysteries no-one else can. Five years ago, fourteen-year-old Max Wheeler disappeared from a remote Scottish island. None of the six police and private investigations since have shed any light on what happened. 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... 'The Malice of Waves is the first novel literally to give me nightmares ... for a crime novel that's surely a mark of distinction' Herald 'Stewing pot of intrigue and mystery . . . another super read' Lovereading 'Really good stuff, full of atmosphere, and accomplished in both prose and plot' Morning Star 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction . . . elegantly written and compelling' Scotsman Praise for the series: 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'This always entertaining and gripping mystery' Herald 'Simply intoxicating' Library Review
📒The Driftwood Girls ✍ Mark Douglas-Home
✏The Driftwood Girls Book Summary : TWO MISSING WOMEN. AN OCEAN FULL OF SECRETS . . . 'A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing' i paper 'Intelligence, imagination and lucid writing' The Times ____________ Kate and Flora have always been haunted by a mystery - their mother, Christine, vanished without trace when they were children. But now Kate has a more urgent problem: Flora has disappeared too. In desperation, she searches Flora's house, and finds a scrap of paper with a name scribbled on it: Cal McGill. Cal is a 'sea detective': an expert in the winds and the tides, and consequently adept at finding lost things - and lost people. Can Cal find Flora? And might he even know the secret of what happened to their mother, all those years ago . . . ? 'I'm completely addicted to this series' Dermot O'Leary Praise for Mark Douglas-Home: 'I could not put it down' 5***** reader review 'The best novel I have read in years. A real page turner' 5***** reader review 'Utter brilliance' 5***** reader review 'Many twists and turns and kept me intrigued to the end' 5***** reader review
📒The Radio Detectives Under The Sea ✍ A. Hyatt Verrill
✏The Radio Detectives Under the Sea Book Summary : Tom Pauling takes a journey to the tropics in this volume of the popular Radio Detectives series. Always fascinated by new technologies, Tom and his traveling companions check out diving suits and submarines -- and stumble into the midst of a confounding mystery along the way.
📒Detective Blue ✍ Steve Metzger
✏Detective Blue Book Summary : With the help of his nursery rhyme friends, Little Boy Blue, who now runs a detective agency, solves the mystery of the missing Miss Muffet.
📒The Novel And The Sea ✍ Margaret Cohen
✏The Novel and the Sea Book Summary : For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, The Novel and the Sea recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination. Margaret Cohen moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier. Cohen explores how Robinson Crusoe competed with the best-selling nautical literature of the time by dramatizing remarkable conditions, from the wonders of unknown lands to storms, shipwrecks, and pirates. She considers James Fenimore Cooper's refashioning of the adventure novel in postcolonial America, and a change in literary poetics toward new frontiers and to the maritime labor and technology of the nineteenth century. Cohen shows how Jules Verne reworked adventures at sea into science fiction; how Melville, Hugo, and Conrad navigated the foggy waters of language and thought; and how detective and spy fiction built on sea fiction's problem-solving devices. She also discusses the transformation of the ocean from a theater of skilled work to an environment of pristine nature and the sublime. A significant literary history, The Novel and the Sea challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel.
📒Down The River Unto The Sea ✍ Walter Mosley
✏Down the River Unto the Sea Book Summary : Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island prison. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid by someone in the NYPD to frame him all those years ago, King realises that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of - and why. At the same time, King must investigate the case of black radical journalist Leonard Compton, aka A Free Man, accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic drugs and women into the city's poorest neighbourhoods. In pursuit of justice, our hero must beat dirty cops and even dirtier bankers. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: Compton's, and King's own.
📒When The Sea Gives Up Its Dead ✍ Mrs George Corbett
✏When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead Book Summary : When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead: A Thrilling Detective Story by Mrs. George Corbett When jeweler Harley Riddell is framed for stealing precious diamonds, he faces up to five years in prison. Soon, however, his fiancée is leading a frenzied investigation to find the real culprits and bring them to justice. Helped by her faithful father, lucky aunt, her future brother-in-law, and a brave Newfoundland dog named Brianie, the brave gang will never stop to save the wronged man. But when fate seems to be working against them, the discovery of the real thief is just the beginning of the trouble ... Written in 1894, Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett's exhilarating Victorian thriller is one of the oldest female detectives in English literature - the spirited Annie Cory, Master of Disguise!