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The Gray and Guilty Sea

Book 1, A Garrison Gage Mystery

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"Carter's writing is on target." - Publishers Weekly

A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable.

After his wife's brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife's death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation - forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl's murder.

Publisher's Note:  A newly revised edition of The Gray and Guilty Sea was published in June 2014, correcting minor typos and formatting errors.

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The Garrison Gage Mysteries
(in chronological order):

The Gray and Guilty Sea
A Desperate Place for Dying
The Lovely Wicked Rain

Customer Reviews

I want more Garrison Gage!

The hero and the on-target description of the Oregon coast make for a great read. More, please!

A great read

Well developed characters and a great story line. I am going to buy the Garrison Gage sequels for sure!

Not good

This is a bad book. It won't kill you to read it, but you won't learn anything and you'll never recover the time. You might enjoy playing Predictable Gumshoe Novel Bingo (detective has implausible manly name? Check. Detective gets drugged/slipped a "Mickey"? Check. Survives attempt on his life? Has tortured past? Winds up in bed with hot babe? Performs lone stakeout in the rain? Check, check, check, check. And, of course, wears Fedora. Of course. Check, please!) but you must have better things to do. Right?

The Gray and Guilty Sea
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Hard-Boiled
  • Published: Jun 28, 2014
  • Publisher: Flying Raven Press
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 362 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Garrison Gage Mystery
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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