The Sea Detective

The Sea Detective


Discover the chilling first mystery in a truly unique crime series you won't be able to put down

'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.

So when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland, he

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.

Including his own . . .

'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'

'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement


  • Raises the bar ... elegantly written and compelling. A crime writer to watch
    The Scotsman

About the author

Mark Douglas-Home

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 of the paper, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
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