"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.
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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
Garrison Gage is an interesting character. A certain amount of disbelief suspension is necessary, but not enough to lessen the enjoyment of the novel.
Best book I’ve read in months. Love story, mystery, human compassion Absolutely loved it.
The gray and angry sea
Nice read. Easy to follow believable, characters and good storyline.