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
Score: 4.5
From 914 Ratings


"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.

* * * * *

The Garrison Gage Mysteries
(in chronological order):

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


  • One of the few books I finished

    By scharan1
    Good book
  • The Gray And Guilty Sea

    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!
  • The book

    By Jaeybird9
    It was a great book rad it in1 minut
  • Action

    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!!
  • The Gray and Guilty Sea

    By Don Wein
    Great characters, moving plot line, an all around exciting book. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a good, relaxing novel.
  • The gray and guilty sea

    By getlt
    Nice read!!!!
  • Garrison

    By saysweetie
    Scott William Carter is my favorite writer Love the Garrison series... looking for more Thanks
  • Needs a good editor...

    By RetiredInnkeeper
    There are inconsistencies like the following quote that could have been corrected by either the author or an editor... Gray & Guilty Sea passage “A bit more effort and then he was in the woods, where the dark canopy shielded him from most of the rain and the wind. Water ran down his face in rivulets. His fedora was a soaked sponge, letting the rain straight through” Excerpt From: Scott William Carter. “The Gray and Guilty Sea.” Flying Raven Otherwise, not a bad read.