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Mark Douglas-Home Books In Order

Publication Order of Sea Detective Series

The Sea Detective (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Who Walked into the Sea (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Malice of Waves (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Mark Douglas is a successful crime fiction writer who published his first work in 2011. The Scottish author and journalist has since published various follow-ups to his original content and give readers tension-spanning thrills.

Douglas was born on 31 August 195. He first studied at Eton College and later moved on to study a higher degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. This is also where he began his career as a journalist, by being the editor for an anti-apartheid newspaper ran by the students of the university. The newspaper was called the “Wits Student”. Due to a complaint that deemed his anti-government cartoons offensive to Pretoria in Southern Africa, Mark was deported by the active government at that time.

Following his dreams of being a success at journalistic work, Mark was able to land a job as a reported for North London Weekly Herald. This is where his career really took off and from here on out he only started to grow as a professional reporter and journalist, writing various topics for the North London Weekly Herald. Mark wanted to grow as a journalist and opened up to new opportunities, thus gaining a better opportunity for journalistic work at the Sunday Express. From here he went on to spread his wings and to take on new challenges. He also worked as a professional reporter for the Edinburgh Evening News, which opened up a whole new set of doors for Mark.

Apart from these opportunities that mark embraced, He also wrote various topics for The Independent and served them as a Scotland Correspondent. He was also the news editor and assistant editor for another popular Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman. This is also the newspaper that gave Mark His first positive critique for His published work, stating that His book “The Sea Detective” really “raised the bars” for authors in the crime fiction industry.

Keeping journalism in the family, Mark is married to Colette Douglas-Home, a Northern Irish journalist. Colette works as a columnist for the Herald newspaper. The meeting of these two was mostly thanks to the position of editor Mark was awarded in the year 2000. Mark and Colette has two children together, named Rebecca and Rory Douglas-Home.

Mark’s family also has a rich and meaningful history, with the Earl of Home noble title belonging to the Douglas-Home family. The current holder of this noble title is David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas-Home, but it was previously awarded to His uncle, Alec Douglas-Home, who was also a former United Kingdom’s Prime Minister.

Since the start of his career as an author, Mark has been awarded the best crime book of the month award by the Sunday Times in the UK. Many newspapers from all around the world, including the Library Journal in the United States has also made positive comments about his published novels.

Mark is known as an inspiration in the crime fiction genre. This is mostly due to the fact that he was able to introduce a new genre of detective and crime based fiction to the world – oceanography. This was introduced to the world through His first publication, and was soon followed by more follow-up sequels to his original published work.

His first officially published book was distributed worldwide in 2011. “The Sea Detective” introduced a unique twist in the crime fiction world and also lead to the book turning into a complete series. The series follows Cal McGill, an oceanographer that does unique and one-of-a-kind investigations. McGill is also an environmentalist and uses His skills for something the world hasn’t thought of before. This “sea detective” uses his skills to predict where objects came from when they wash up ashore and also where objects are headed when lost at sea. Two skills that could definitely be useful to today’s society, but, unfortunately, can only be experienced by reading Mark’s fiction.

McGill used his advance knowledge of the ocean to analyze the current of the ocean, the direction and other elements of the wind, and various records of past shipping routes. These skills help him solve a variety of mysteries through the book, and also throughout the entire series.

Just one of the many examples of when McGill uses his skills to find more information about objects is when two feet washed up on two different islands. After a thorough investigation, it is found that the feet belong to the same body – this is when the unique skills of the fictional character come into use.

Throughout “The Sea Detective”, McGill uncovers corruption and the novel is filled with surprises, violence and even a threat that puts the lives of many people from all around the world, including his own, in danger.

The book was praised by The Scotsman, The Literary Review, Sunday Times, Shotsmag and The Times Literary Supplement. All of these publications only had good things to say about Mark’s first published work and this inspired Him to continue with his work as an author, which lead to the sequel titled “The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea”.

The sequel in to the first book also received a lot of positive praise from various publications such as the Library Journal, Scotsman and, once again, was awarded the Crime Book of the Month award by Sunday Times. In this book, the crime investigations of McGill continue, bringing more suspense and thrilling action into the scene when a baby was abandoned on the steps of a hospital before Megan, the mother of the baby, ended her own life.

After two successful book launches and selling thousands of copies worldwide, Mark Douglas-Home dived into his mind again to unravel another mystery-solving suspense-building crime fiction story titled “The Malice of Waves”. The story continues with McGill’s investigation and includes some surprising elements that gave readers more than they were expecting. The story puts the focus on a secret guarded by Priest’s Island, involving the disappearance of Max Wheeler. The story then expands and McGill gets trapped between the family, the vengeful father and the discovery about an Island that holds dangerous consequences for anyone who steps a foot on it. When the discovery is made, McGill begins to wonder if what happened to Max could happen again, and thus a brand new investigation of this crime-scene begins.

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