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 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
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.