It was the first time it ever occurred to me that, like the sound of the surf living in a land-marooned conch shell, the ocean could live in one’s eyes.
—PELICAN BAY, July 20th, 2013, Imajin Books
After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn't listen.
Ethan's best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.
“Christiansen offers a tale sure to entrance readers—a story of love and wisdom and the mystery of a forgotten graveyard under the waters of PELICAN BAY.” —Man Martin, author of Paradise Dogs
“A riveting read sure to please mystery lovers. Christiansen pulls readers into the world of PELICAN BAY with vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and a tantalizingly mysterious sea captain. A seafaring mystery tinged with Southern Gothic appeal, PELICAN BAY offers a fast-paced story, hooking readers with a mysterious captain, a forgotten graveyard, a series of accidental deaths, and a coastal community with constant storms on the horizon. Dark clouds loom on the horizon in PELICAN BAY and mystery lovers will enjoy the resulting storm.” —Elizabeth Craig, author of Death at a Drop-In
“With beautiful prose and a fresh voice, Jesse Giles Christiansen’s PELICAN BAY, is a wonderfully written sea-side page turner. Take heed, Christiansen has got serious writing chops.” —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of The Secret Tree
“PELICAN BAY is a story full of suspense and intrigue that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the last word. While the dialogue is distinct, it is the prose that is volatile and sublime in equal measure.” —Jacinta Rao, Howtotellagreatstory.com
“An old undersea cemetery, a secret love, mystery and intrigue await you in PELICAN BAY. Jesse Giles Christiansen has written a well-crafted story of suspense that will keep you turning pages!” —The Dark Phantom Review