Scott William Carter is an American author and Oregon resident. He writes the popular Garrison Gage mystery series which is set on the Oregon coast. Oregon is a big part of who Scott is as he was raised in the Willamette Valley, attended the University of Oregon and also works as a Digital Production & Publishing Specialist at Western Oregon University. It makes perfect sense that he would base his novels there.

In addition to the Garrison Gage books, he’s also written the Myron Vale Investigations series which is set in Portland, Oregon. This series has a bit more of a supernatural bent and is quite popular among readers.

Publication Order of Garrison Gage Mystery Books

A Plunder by Pilgrims(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gray and Guilty Sea(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Desperate Place for Dying(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lovely Wicked Rain(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shroud of Tattered Sails(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Lighthouse for the Lonely Heart(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Lands of Rymadoon Books

Drawing a Dark Way(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tale of Two Giants(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Myron Vale Investigation Books

The Haunted Breadbox(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Detective(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Who Said Goodbye(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost, The Girl, and The Gold(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lincoln and the Dragon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Presiden Jock, Vice President Geek(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wooden Bones(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

A Web of Black Widows(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dinosaur Diaries(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Ghosts(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Twisted Time(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unity Worlds at War(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Romance(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Made No Mistakes(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Christmas in Amber(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Liberators(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shatterboy(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Stone(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tommy Top Hat(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Scarf(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragon of the Dolomites(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Android Who Became a Human Who Became and Android(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Stop on Dowling Street(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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The first book in the Garrison Gage series is The Gray and Guilty Sea which introduces us to the curmudgeonly title character. After the things that he went through, it makes sense why Gage gave up his life as a private detective. He just wants to live in Oregon, do his crosswords and be left alone. All that changes when the body of a young woman washes up on the beach and he’s forced back into the job as his conscience wouldn’t have it any other way.

Carter’s other popular series is Myron Vale Investigations and the first book is called Ghost Detective because that’s exactly what happens to Myron Vale in this one. He gets a bullet in the head and while it doesn’t kill him, it does change his life forever: he can see dead people. That sounds good on paper, but the only problem is that he can see all of them. Every person who has ever died and he can’t tell the difference between the living and the dead. He manages to make a living as a private investigator helping the living and the dead, but his life is flipped upside when a women needs help finding her husband.

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