Book cover - A Desperate Place for Dying - Author Scott William Carter

A Desperate Place for Dying

Author Scott William Carter

  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings

A Desperate Place for Dying Summary

A Desperate Place for Dying - An old flame.
A killer on the loose.
A crazy cult on the rise.

Nearly a year has passed since Garrison Gage became the reluctant guardian of a troubled teenage girl, but neither fatherhood nor the the intervening months has improved his mood. His right knee is still mostly worthless. He still prefers to drink his bourbon alone. And even with a certain blonde bombshell a persistent part of his life, he still can't be bothered to buy a cell phone. Or any phone, for that matter. Why? Then somebody might call him.

But grumpy as Gage can be, he still finds that life on the Oregon Coast has settled into a comfortable if not happy routine -- until the man who murdered his wife shows up in town.

That's just for starters. A desperate plea from an old flame -- his first love, in fact -- soon entangles Gage in a high profile case involving a famous and brazenly outspoken lecturer on evolution and atheism, a crazy fundamentalist cult that uses all means necessary to silence its critics, and a brutal local murder of a far more personal nature.

Before the mystery can be unraveled, Gage's abilities and beliefs will be put to the ultimate test. And the man who claims he doesn't need anyone will discover he may just lose everything.

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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

A Desperate Place for Dying Review

  • Great books

    By Kpe12
    This is the second book I’ve read in the series. The Garrison Gage books are great reading. I will buy the next one.
  • Seashore Adventure

    By bclevel1
    Another exciting adventure with retired PI Gage. A real page turner. Hard to put down. Loved the interesting characters. Eagerly awaiting next adventure.
  • Grey and Guilty Sea

    By Halgo
    A tight story with interesting characters of death, lost loves and beginnings with the rainy NW filter. The handsome but damaged PI, the newspaper woman willing to gamble for new love.
  • Fractured Human Hero

    By MrsBoatman7
    I love Garrison Gage. The fact that he is handicapped does not take away from his commitment to righting wrongs, to loving, to fighting for justice and to believing in himself. He is a common, everyday hero with all the problems that we all cope with daily. I hope the series will continue forever.
  • A separate place for dying

    By C. Moeller
    The Garrison Gage series is awesome as always. I can't wait to read #3 and hope #4 is not far behind!!!!
  • Impressive

    By Bearknoll
    Just along for the ride.
  • Top-notch murder mystery

    By Lens Cap Off
    Great pacing, appealing characters, believable relationships. Minor note: they need to hire a better proofreader.
  • Baylor

    By AZG111
    The gage three book series is extremely enjoyable.i read a lot of these type books. It reminds me of john McDonald .
  • Looking forward to more

    By Beachmissy
    I'm working my way through the 3 novels in this series and enjoying each one. I'm hoping that there will be many more.
  • Enjoyable series

    By Manders100
    I am enjoying the Garrison Gage series very much. I like the characters and the plot is well thought out.