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By The Sea

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Horrific bereavement has forced Detective Inspector Persephone Sheepwool to leave London and make a new life on the remote North Norfolk coast. But horror is never far behind, as she discovers when a body is found at a museum in a decaying clifftop mansion whose shadowy staff is dedicated to discovering the secrets of the sea. Investigating the death, Sheepwool finds that ...more
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published October 20th 2011
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Aug 23, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Beautiful vivid writing, and a gripping story. I love 'weird fiction', the gothic elements - mad scientists, all blended together into a crime story. I feel I've just finished reading something really unique and strongly recommend it.
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Jan 26, 2015 Richard Sutton rated it it was amazing
A disturbing look at the horrors of insanity in a research environment, this is a thoroughly chilling read. Imagine... a shuddering wreck of a Georgian monstrosity, perched atop a crumbling cliff on the Northern English coast... now, as the light fades in the approaching storm, the unspeakable love-child of HP Lovecraft and Agatha Christie lurches from its subterranean lair and looses this book on an unsuspecting world. I kid you not. For readers of horror and dark mystery, By The Sea provided ...more
Sarah Potter
Oct 03, 2013 Sarah Potter rated it it was amazing
"By The Sea" is the first book I've read on Kindle and I absolutely loved everything about it.

Henry Gee manages to combine Gothic horror with crime to produce a fast paced story in a vivid setting. He has a brilliant way with words and is not afraid to use them in all their richness. He reminded me of a less verbose version of H.P.Lovecraft, but with not the same verbosity. His characterisation is excellent, both of the goodies and baddies. I very much hope he resurrects DI Sheepwool and Ds Fitc
John Gribbin
Aug 11, 2013 John Gribbin rated it really liked it
Henry Gee has produced a unique blend of gothick horror hard science fiction and detective story. Hugely enjoyable.
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Henry Gee was born in London in 1962, and was educated at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge. In 1987 he joined the staff of the international science journal Nature where he is now Senior Editor, Biological Sciences, and devised the popular 'Futures' SF column.

He is the author of several books - mainly science (The Accidental Species, Jacob's Ladder, Deep Time and others) but also SF (The S
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