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ISBN13: 9781623659998
ISBN10: 162365999x
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From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the Barry award-winning The Blackhouse, the first book in the Lewis Trilogy — a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to the Outer Hebrides to investigate, embarking at the same time on a voyage into his own troubled past.

As Fin reconnects with the people and places of his tortured childhood, the desolate but beautiful island and its ancient customs once again begin to assert their grip on his psyche. Every step toward solving the case brings Fin closer to a dangerous confrontation with the dark events of the past that shaped — and nearly destroyed — his life.

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"The Blackhouse shines with intrigue and superb plotting." Carol Memmet, USA Today

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"A chilling setting for a gripping novel... impressive writing." Marcel Berlins, The Times

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"A gripping plot, pitch-perfect characterization, and an appropriately bleak setting drive this outstanding series debut." Booklist (starred review)

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"Order, read, and pass it on! May brings the story to a breathtaking conclusion with an astonishing twist at the end. Compare to Simon Beckett's Written in Bone for locale and Tana French for tone." Library Journal (Starred Review)

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"A writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth...intricately plotted." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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"Abundant local color...matches Macleod's tormented emotional landscape. The struggles of such multidimensional characters...add depth." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"A thriller with an intensity that never slackens, chilling and igneous at the same time, like the great country that serves as its setting. A masterpiece indeed." L'Humanite

About the Author

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane 15 years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time TV drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

His passion for detailed research for his books has taken him behind the closed doors of the Chinese Police force, to the kitchen of a 3-star Michelin chef, and down the Paris catacombs; he has worked as an online private detective, was inducted as a Chevalier of the Grand Order of Gaillac wines and earned honorary membership of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.

He has won several literature awards in France and received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.

He now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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Peggy Arthurs, September 13, 2014 (view all comments by Peggy Arthurs)
Vivid, gorgeous descriptions of the Isle of Lewis. Wonderful sense of place. Interesting complicated relationships. The story moves flawlessly between current day and his memories of his youth on Lewis. His memories are told in first person and present day in the third person. Almost like two stories weaving in and out of each other and coming together in one superb, climatic ending I was not expecting!

This is a book that will stay with you and might possibly be my favorite book read this year! I can't wait to get onto the next one in the series!

You just have to go to the author's website click on The Lewis Trilogy to the left and check out all the extra's on this series available there!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781623659998
Author:
May, Peter
Publisher:
Quercus
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
501
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 x 1.25 in 0.96 lb

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Product details 501 pages Quercus - English 9781623659998 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Blackhouse shines with intrigue and superb plotting."
"Review" by , "A chilling setting for a gripping novel... impressive writing."
"Review" by , "A gripping plot, pitch-perfect characterization, and an appropriately bleak setting drive this outstanding series debut."
"Review" by , "Order, read, and pass it on! May brings the story to a breathtaking conclusion with an astonishing twist at the end. Compare to Simon Beckett's Written in Bone for locale and Tana French for tone."
"Review" by , "A writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth...intricately plotted."
"Review" by , "Abundant local color...matches Macleod's tormented emotional landscape. The struggles of such multidimensional characters...add depth."
"Review" by , "A thriller with an intensity that never slackens, chilling and igneous at the same time, like the great country that serves as its setting. A masterpiece indeed."
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