Peter May
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Peter May

"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth" New York Times Peter May is the multi award-winning author of: - the Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; - the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; - the Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France. The sixth and final Enzo book is Cast Iron (January 2017, Riverrun). He has also written several standalone books: - I'll Keep You Safe (January 2018, Riverrun) - Entry Island (January 2014, Quercus UK) - Runaway (January 2015, Quercus UK) - Coffin Road (January 2016, Riverrun) May had a successful career as a television writer, creator, and producer. One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than 1000 credits in 15 years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels. Born and raised in Scotland he lives in France. His breakthrough as a best-selling author came with The Lewis Trilogy. After being turned down by all the major UK publishers, the first of the The Lewis Trilogy - The Blackhouse - was published in France as L'Ile des Chasseurs d'Oiseaux where it was hailed as "a masterpiece" by the French national newspaper L'Humanité. His novels have a large following in France. The trilogy has won several French literature awards, including one of the world's largest adjudicated readers awards, the Prix Cezam. The Blackhouse was published in English by the award-winning Quercus (a relatively young publishing house which did not exist when the book was first presented to British publishers). It went on to become an international best seller, and was shortlisted for both Barry Award and Macavity Award when it was published in the USA. The Blackhouse won the US Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel at Bouchercon in Albany NY, in 2013.

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Best Sellers

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

    When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff!

    • By Mikey on 26-02-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Chinese Whispers

    • China Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The explosive final chapter in the critically acclaimed China series, from the best-selling Richard and Judy author of The Blackhouse....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure how to rate this

    • By Carôle on 06-07-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Man with No Face

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers when two British men are found murdered.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-01-19

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Blackhouse

    • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707

    A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Utterly Compelling Atmosphere of Desolation

    • By Simon on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Firemaker

    • The China Thrillers, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,202

    A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into the Chinese psyche and Beijing.

    • By Kirsten Behrens on 17-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Chessmen

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterclass in Storytelling

    • By MISS E J BIRD on 19-02-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229

    An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric sequel to The Blackhouse

    • By Kirstine on 24-02-12

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Extraordinary People

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Meet Enzo Macleod, and begin the addictive cold-case series from the Sunday Times best-selling author of the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing plot

    • By C. Lewis on 27-06-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Coffin Road

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

    Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

    • By Simon on 15-01-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fourth Sacrifice

    • The China Thrillers, Book 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793

    Three corpses: drugged, labeled and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable....

    • By Salter on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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