The Malice of Waves

The Malice of Waves

Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home, read by David Monteath.

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

Reviews

  • 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

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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