The Malice of Waves

By Mark Douglas-Home


Five years ago, fourteen-year-old Max Wheeler disappeared from Priest's Island, a township on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. In this community, the only secret is what happened to Max. None of the police or private investigations since have shed any light on what happened. But there is one man who is yet to take on the case: The Sea Detective.

Year of Publication


Raises the bar ... elegantly written and compelling. A crime writer to watch The Scotsman Always entertaining and gripping The Herald A compelling protagonist The Times Literary Supplement Excellent The Literary Review (Top Five Crime Novels of the Year)

Author Biography

Mark Douglas-Home is a journalist turned author, who was editor of the Herald and the Sunday Times Scotland. 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 is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.