Mark Douglas-Home is a Scottish author of crime fiction novels. He writes the Cal McGill, Sea Detective series. Mark is originally a journalist who edited Scotland’s leading daily newspaper, The Herald, for five years as well as having edited The Sunday Times Scotland. When he was Scottish correspondent of The Independent, he reported on both the Lockerbie and Piper Alpha disasters. 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 lives in Edinburgh and is married with two children.

Mark Douglas-Home made his debut as a novelist in 2011 with the novel The Sea Detective. Below is a list of Mark Douglas-Home’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Sea Detective Books

The Sea Detective (2011)Description / Buy at
The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea (2013)Description / Buy at
The Malice of Waves (2014)Description / Buy at
The Driftwood Girls (2020)Description / Buy at

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Mark Douglas-Home Synopsis: The Sea Detective is the first Cal McGill novel by Mark Douglas-Home. 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…

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