If you haven't discovered Elly Griffiths Dr. Ruth Galloway mystery books you are in for a treat. The House at Sea's End is part of this series written by Elly Griffiths and I recommend it with great enthusiasm. Published in 2011 it is now available in mass market. The setting is the northern coast of England in 2005. Dr. Ruth Galloway is summoned by the local police Chief Inspector Harry Nelson to examine 6 bodies recently uncovered in a seaside cave by a spring storm.
This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod, its nearby islands, Block Island, the western coast of Rhode Island, and southeastern Long Island ever published. Exploring the ecology and most common plants and animals of the various regional environments— beaches, dunes, salt marshes, heathlands, and coastal forests— the book also encompasses marine mammals, sea turtles, and fish offshore.
England, 1939. Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her adoptive parents―practical, dependable Clem and glamorous, mercurial Lorna. The marsh, with its deceptive tides, is a beautiful but threatening place. Virginia’s new parents’ marriage is full of secrets and tensions she doesn’t quite understand, and their wealthy neighbor, Max Deering, drops by too often, taking an unwholesome interest in the family’s affairs. Only Clem offers a true sense of home.