The Lewis Trilogy

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848667013
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Fiction

The isle of Lewis is a land of strange beauty, harsh living and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod returns from Edinburgh to the island of his childhood to investigate a series of brutal killings. As old memories resurface and old friends reappear, Fin realizes that returning to the past will lead him into danger.

The Lewis Man

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623658205
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Fiction

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."

The Lewis Trilogy The Blackhouse The Lewis Man and The Chessmen

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 9781743530528
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Fiction

The isle of Lewis is a land of strange beauty, harsh living and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod returns from Edinburgh to the island of his childhood to investigate a series of brutal killings. As old memories resurface and old friends reappear, Fin realizes that returning to the past will lead him into danger.

The Blackhouse

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780857382160
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Fiction

BOOK ONE IN THE MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A RICHARD & JUDY PICK. WINNER OF THE USA'S BARRY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR. PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. A MURDER Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. A TRAP As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. LOVED THE BLACKHOUSE? Read book 2 in the Lewis trilogy, THE LEWIS MAN LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

The Chessmen

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780857382184
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: Fiction

THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future. LOVED THE LEWIS TRILOGY? Read Peter May's other Hebrides thrillers, COFFIN ROAD and I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

The Man With No Face

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781635061246
Release Date: 2019-03-05
Genre: Fiction

A classic early novel from Peter May situated among the political intrigue of Brussels, Belgium, in 1979--now available in the United States. "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." --Marilyn Stasio, New York Times There are two men on their way to Brussels from the UK: Neil Bannerman, an iconoclastic journalist for Scotland's Daily Standard whose irate editor wants him out of the way, and Kale--a professional assassin. Expecting to find only a difficult, dreary political investigation in Belgium, Bannerman has barely settled in when tragedy strikes. His host, a fellow journalist, along with a British Cabinet minister, are discovered dead in the minister's elegant Brussels townhouse. It appears that they have shot each other. But the dead journalist's young autistic daughter, Tania, was hidden in a closet during the killings, and when she draws a chilling picture of a third party--a man with no face--Bannerman suddenly finds himself a reluctant participant in a desperate murder investigation. As the facts slowly begin to emerge under Bannerman's scrutiny, he comes to suspect that the shootings may have a deep and foul link with the rotten politics that brought him to Brussels in the first place. And as Kale threatens to strike again, Bannerman begins to feel a change within himself. His jaded professionalism is transforming into a growing concern for the lonely and frightened Tania, and a strong attraction to a courageous woman named Sally--drawing him out of himself and into the very heart of a profound, cold-blooded, and infinitely dangerous conspiracy.

The Blackhouse Lewis Trilogy 1

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 9781743344866
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Fiction

The Isle of Lewis is the most remote, harshly beautiful place in Scotland, where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God. But older, pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith, the primal yearning for blood and revenge. When a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past. Each year the island's men perform the hunting of the gugas, a savage custom no longer necessary for survival, but which they cling to even more fiercely in the face of the demands of modern morality. For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy, which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrifice. The Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision. Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our souls, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.

The Lewis Man

Author: Hanzo Adem
Publisher: fsada
ISBN:
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre:

The male Caucasian corpse - marked by several horrific stab wounds - is initially believed by its finders to be over two-thousand years old. Until they spot the Elvis tattoo on his right arm. The body, it transpires, is not evidence of an ancient ritual killing, but of a murder committed during the latter half of the twentieth century. Meanwhile, Fin Macleod has returned to the island of his birth. Having left his wife, his life in Edinburgh and his career in the police force, the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents derelict croft. But when DNA tests flag a familial match between the bog body and the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili Macdonald, Fin finds his homecoming more turbulent than expected. Tormod Macdonald, now an elderly man in the grip of dementia, had always claimed to be an only child without close family.

The Chessmen

Author: Hanzo Adem
Publisher: DISCOZUU
ISBN:
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre:

Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

The Noble Path

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1787477959
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Fiction

THE EVIL WRATH Cambodia, 1978: Amid the Khmer Rouge's crazed genocide, soldier-of-fortune Jack Elliott is given the impossible task of rescuing a family from the regime. THE PAINFUL TRUTH Eighteen-year-old orphan and budding journalist Lisa Robinson has received the impossible news that her father is, in fact, alive. His name is Jack Elliott. THE NOBLE PATH As Jack tracks the hostages and Lisa traces her heritage, each intent on reuniting a family. Yet to succeed, they each must run a dangerous gauntlet of bullets and betrayal.

Cast Iron

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781784299767
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Fiction

**THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE CHINA THRILLERS** **'A RIP-ROARING THRILLER . . . THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING' MAIL ON SUNDAY** **'A MASTERLY PLOT TWISTER' SUNDAY HERALD** A decade-old body exposed by a heat wave drives the explosive final chapter in the Enzo Files THE GIRL IN THE LAKE In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains. THE MAN ON THE CASE No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family. LOVED THE ENZO FILES? Try Peter May's China series, beginning with THE FIREMAKER LOVE PETER MAY? Order his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH

Coffin Road

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781784293086
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Fiction

**A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER** **A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK** **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BLACKHOUSE, CAST IRON AND I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE** MILLION-SELLING PETER MAY MIXES MURDER, MYSTERY and MEMORY . . . AND MARKS HIS RETURN TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father's suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. 'A riveting, atmospheric read' The Times 'A chilling standalone mystery' Daily Record 'Clever, twisty . . . in the mode of Le Carré's The Constant Gardener' Guardian LOVE PETER MAY? Order his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH!

Snakehead

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1681440806
Release Date: 2019-01-08
Genre: Fiction

"AN EXCELLENT THRILLER." --KIRKUS REVIEWS "SPELL-BINDING." --ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." --SHOTS MAGAZINE SUFFOCATEDA vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in southern Texas. Forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. SUMMONED Detective Li Yan--an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell--has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal laborers. SNAKEHEAD Li and Campbell will soon find that the crime scene hides another secret: a biological time bomb linking traffickers, politicians, and migrants in Beijing, Washington, and Texas--posing multiple countries one very singular threat.

C S Lewis

Author: Thomas Howard
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:49015001287904
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Fiction

Thomas Howard provides new insights and helps us to see things we didn't see or appreciate in Lewis before. Focusing on Narnia, the space trilogy, and Till We Have Faces, Howard explores with remarkable clarity the moral vision in the imaginary world of the master storyteller Lewis. - Back cover.

The Girl in the Lake

Author: Peter May
Publisher: riverrun
ISBN: 1780874596
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre:

THE TOP 10 BESTSELLER. 'A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable' Mail on Sunday 'A masterly plot twister' Sunday Herald THE GIRL IN THE LAKE In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains. THE MAN ON THE CASE No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.