The Gray and Guilty Sea - Scott William Carter & Jack Nolte

The Gray and Guilty Sea

By Scott William Carter & Jack Nolte

  • Release Date: 2014-06-28
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
The Gray and Guilty Sea book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,136 Ratings)

The Gray and Guilty Sea Scott William Carter & Jack Nolte Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

"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

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  • A modern American classic

    By wonttakeless
    The first thought that comes to mind reading this book is that it has the making of the classics of yore, the likes of Tolstoy’s and Hawthorne’s, written in modern American English. Overlook the few transcription faults and you will find that it does not disappoint .
  • Excellent Read

    By Lisa993
    A touching story. Enjoyed the story, characters and the writing. Looking forward to reading more from Scott William Carter.
  • Disappointed!

    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    Too much profanity--of the Holy Trinity! Really liked what I read of the first chapters. Books can use mild or varying degrees of cuss words without going to the far extreme. As a Christian, I could not continue to read this author, this book. If you were ever to change your expletives, I would be happy to give your books a second chance. 🐰
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    I loved this book, could not put it down
  • One of the few books I finished

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    Good book
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    By patscats456
    Enjoyed the characters from start to finish. Can’t wait to read more of his books.
  • The Gray and Guilty Sea

    By MakenItEasy
    Very smooth characters, and smooth writing. Gage comes out of his shell of a life, and becomes a man with many missions before the book is over. And being the strong character that he is, Gage is very capable of completing all missions. Captivating mystery. I highly recommend this book. Really good read!
  • The Gray and Guilty Sea

    By agoodreadforme
    Excellent - suspense is right to the end. Author does an excellent job portraying the characters. I couldn’t put it down!
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    By Lady Vols, NCAA Champions
    A novel full of action and vivid characters. A tale of a lonely detective who is brought out of his doldrums by a dead body and a small town newspaper woman. A town I would never want to live in but has the scenery to draw multitudes. Enjoy this book because I sure did. Great author!!

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