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  1. says:

    This is an atmospheric intelligent intense and compelling crime story set in the Outer Hebrides Priest's Island is historically interwoven with the tragedies that have befallen the Wheeler family The mother dies in a accident and the

  2. says:

    The Malice of Waves is the third book in the Sea Detective Series I love this series This series and the Elly Griffiths R

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    I would love to review this but the book ended up on page 274 The problem? There are supposed to be 304 pages so it just end in the climax in mid sentence no less The back part of the book is missing I have contacted Book Depository and hope they will do something I'd like to know how it ends

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    In brief enjoyableIn fullI came across this book about Cal McGill the sea detective and found it was the third in the series I'm always concerned about starting reading part way through a series however the premise was intriguing so I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did Five years ago a 14 year old boy has gone missing from a Hebridean island His father has been obsessed by the disappearance He contin

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    The Island of AdventureYoung Max Wheeler goes off to spend the night camping on uninhabited Priest's Island a storm tossed island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland His rich father had bought the island as a playgrou

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    Set in the Outer Hebrides on the fictional islands of Eilean Dubh and Priest's island the latter bought by an outsider Wheeler Wheeler is a grieving father who has turned inward from his daughters following the loss of his only son Max aged 14 five years before Each year on the anniversary of Max's disappearance the family returns the father brooding that his killer is harboured by the close knit community on Eilean Dubh and employs priv

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    The Malice of Waves is the third book in Mark Douglas Hume’s The Sea Detective Mystery series and I think it is my favourite It has an interesting opening scene as Cal sinks a dead pig into the sea off Priest’s Island a fictional island to try to work out where the tides underwater currents and eddies might have taken Max’s body It’s really a cold case enuiry and there is no new evidence to help him discover the truth Each year on

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    The Malice of Waves is the third instalment in the sea detective series It’s not easy to find a fresh angle in crime fiction but Douglas Home manages to carve out a little niche with an oceanographer who specialises in tracking bodies lost at sea In this case Cal McGill is drafted in to help find out what happened to a boy who di

  9. says:

    I loved the first two novels in this series but The Malice of the Waves just dragged on and on with too many people just chewing on the mystery What a shame

  10. says:

    I love this series Unless lightning strikes twice it will be my find of 2016 Although I didn't find The Malice of Waves to

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Haeologist and a former intelligence officer have failed to uncover what happened to fourteen year old Max Now Cal McGill an oceanographer with expertise in tracking bodies at sea has taken up the uest and finds himself caught between a father hell bent on vengeance a fami. The Island of AdventureYoung Max Wheeler goes off to spend the night camping on uninhabited Priest s Island a storm tossed island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland His rich father had bought the island as a playground for him a couple of years earlier much to the annoyance of the townspeople on the neighbouring island of Eilean Dubh who resented this intrusion into their traditional way of life Priest s Island had belonged for generations to a local family who had used it for grazing their sheep When Max fails to return and no trace of him is found Ewan the local lad who would have inherited the island had it not been sold to the Wheelers uickly becomes the chief suspect But no evidence has ever been found to allow him to be charged Five years on Max s father has hired Cal McGill an oceanographer and expert in tides and waves in a last ditch effort to trace Max s body But Cal s appearance stirs old fears and resentments amongst the townspeople and soon danger stalks than one inhabitantThis is the third in the Cal McGill series but the first I ve read It worked perfectly well as a standalone and I didn t feel I was missing anything from not having read the earlier books The mystery element of the plot is very good I didn t get close to the solution but when it was revealed felt that it was well within the bounds of credibility I did think the plotting lacked a little by failing to provide possible alternative explanations though there weren t too many red herrings sending me off in the wrong direction This meant that for uite a long time in the middle I felt the investigation element was rather underdeveloped neither Cal nor his police officer sidekick Helen Jamieson seemed to be doing very much other than treading water pun intended while hoping someone might let something slip In fact Cal s specialism played very little part in the story always a problem when an amateur detective is given such a specific professionHowever the depiction of the isolated small town on the edge of nowhere is done very well although oddly it lacks any feeling of Scottishness no dialect no Scottish traditions not even Scottish cakes in the tea shop at the heart of the community It could as easily have been a small island community set anywhere in the world But the way they band together when one of their number is threatened feels very realistic as does the way they all know everything about each other and make allowances for one another s uirks The weather plays a large part in the story and Douglas Home gives excellent descriptions of the wildness of storms and how uickly these island communities can be cut off from the mainland There s a sub plot involving an egg collector a hobby that s now illegal in order to protect threatened bird species I found all the stuff about this added a real level of interest to the story it feels well researched and authentic and sent me off to google images of some of the eggs and nests mentioned Since some of these collectors go to ridiculous lengths in pursuit of rare eggs it also allows for some hair raisingly dangerous exploits and extra suspense that s also a pun but if you want to know why you ll have to read the book The writing is very good third person past tense hurrah In this episode we don t get to know too much about Cal s life there s a little history about his relationship with his father but not much else However we learn about Helen Jamieson She s a police officer refreshingly competent and angst free apart from her apparently unreuited longings for Cal but she doesn t allow these to get in the way of having a good professional relationship with him I actually found myself thinking of her as the central character rather than Cal so I hope she s a recurring character in the series Overall I enjoyed this one a lot and will happily look out for in this series RecommendedNB This book was provided for review by the publisher Penguin UKwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom

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The Malice of Waves Cal McGill Sea Detective #3

Ly riven by tragedy and a community resentful at being accused of murder As Cal goes about his investigation he discovers an island that provokes dangerous passions in everyone that sets foot on it And he has a nagging worry if Max was murdered why shouldn't it happen agai. I loved the first two novels in this series but The Malice of the Waves just dragged on and on with too many people just chewing on the mystery What a shame

READ ´ WIKIWEBDIR.CO.UK Ç Mark Douglas-Home

For five years Priest's Island has guarded the secret of Max Wheeler's disappearance Each anniversary the boy's family gathers at the scene to mourn his loss and to commission a new inuiry into the mystery So far a retired chief constable a private detective a forensic arc. This is an atmospheric intelligent intense and compelling crime story set in the Outer Hebrides Priest s Island is historically interwoven with the tragedies that have befallen the Wheeler family The mother dies in a accident and the teenage Max disappeared whilst camping on the island owned by his father David Max is presumed murdered although it could have been an accident Wheeler is a shell of a man now he has lost his home and business in his attempts to find the body of his son and his murderer To that end through the years he has funded a number of investigations which have come to nothing He has three daughters Joss Chloe and Hannah who are lost and adrift with a grief stricken and obsessed father who is barely aware that they even exist It is all about Max and David s hatred of the locals who he feels have deliberately closed ranks and protected a murderer The location the seas and the weather plays an all encompassing central and majestic role in the novelCal McGill oceanographer and detective is ostensibly engaged by Wheeler to find out what happened Cal is carrying out experiments to discover where the local currents could deposit the body He meets unwavering hostility from the locals who see him as an instrument through which David Wheeler continues to persecute the community Cal does not limit himself to the science and finds himself caught up with the people in the case Interwoven in to the story is Pinkie Pryke a collector of rare erythristic bird eggs who in his efforts to secure the rarest of Raven eggs comes to Priest s Island DS Helen Jamieson goes undercover in the community to access local intelligence Bella and Catriona run the local Deep Blue cafe which forms the central hub for the locals acting as a barometer for gauging their feelings and actions With ominous premonitions and two devastating storms hitting the area one after the other the malice of the waves is certain to wreak havoc on the locals and others The past revisits the present as tragedies continue to visit the doomed Wheeler family as Joss turns up dead This brings a storm of media interest in the case and the locals Is a murderer striking again Where will it all end Cal finds the case reawakens his insecurities about his relationship with his own father who has gone on create another family in Africa Cal is a fascinating and offbeat character who seems to embrace the itinerant lifestyle Through him the author does a sterling job in informing the reader about the intricacies and the science of the seas but in such a way that it adds unexpected depths to the locale and the story The plotting was superb and the story is compelling I have no hesitation in recommending this book Thanks to Michael Joseph for an ARC