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    • 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 198
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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. One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent tale.

    • By JENNIFER on 19-01-19

    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 576
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    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. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

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

    • By Simon on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • I'll Keep You Safe

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,125

    Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Michael D Hewitt on 28-01-18

    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 2,516
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082

    An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former detective inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to The Blackhouse, which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis trilogy. 

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

    • By Kirstine on 24-02-12

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Chessmen

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

    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 realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterclass in Storytelling

    • By MISS E J BIRD on 19-02-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775

    When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff!

    • By Mikey on 26-02-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 774
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 684

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listening

    • By Linda on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Coffin Road

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942

    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 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable whodunnit.

    • By bookylady on 18-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Runaway

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

    In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their 60s, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering 50 years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By jane on 02-01-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Blackhouse

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective 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 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 confrontation with the dark events of the past that shaped - and nearly destroyed - his life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dull and tedious

    • By avidreader on 07-01-19

    Regular price: £26.19

    • Cast Iron

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 6
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 665

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. 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. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enzo Rides Again!

    • By Simon on 14-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Killing Room

    • The China Thrillers, Book 3
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Robert E. on 26-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blacklight Blue

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 3
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The third cold-case investigation for Enzo Macleod, from the author of the Richard and Judy best seller The Blackhouse. France. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Enzo Macleod is running out of time to crack the most confounding of unsolved French murders. His daughter is nearly killed, Enzo is mugged - and then he is arrested. Someone is trying to destroy his character. Someone is framing him for murder. Killers from the past will stop at nothing to halt Enzo, who must use all his forensic skills to solve the case - before they succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Backlight blue

    • By dj on 31-03-18

    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 1,227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,133

    A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Joanne on 07-08-15

    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 822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    Three corpses: drugged, labeled and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow. He and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell have been trying to deny the attraction that nearly destroyed both their careers. But when a fourth victim is found, they have no choice but to work together to track down the truth and to hunt down a ruthless killer. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liked it, but found it a little far fetched.

    • By Hurtlejolt on 05-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Critic

    • Enzo Macleod 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    Gaillac, southwest France. Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine. For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews - which could make or break a vineyard's reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a good wine.

    • By Peter L. Robinson on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Chinese Whispers

    • The China Thrillers, Book 6
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    His victims are young, beautiful, and viciously mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. The media and terror-stricken public are demanding the killer's arrest, and Li Yan, the head of Beijing’s serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is asked to perform an autopsy on one of the victims, and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I have now listened to all six of this series

    • By Patricia on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Freeze Frame

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 4
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Ile de Groix , France. This tiny isle off the coast of Brittany is the scene of a murder left shrouded in mystery and grief. Adam Killian's study has been left intact since his death - the perfect state for Enzo Macleod's forensic investigation. Killian's daughter-in-law is still hoping, the first suspect is still hiding and the treacherous island itself still has a revelation for Enzo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Forbes' narration transforms this book

    • By T on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Snakehead

    • China Thriller, 4
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in Southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. 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 labourers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly enjoyable

    • By D. Archer on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Runner

    • The China Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition. Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will trust only one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell. When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun, and outwit, an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good couldn't put it down,and

    • By jane macfarlane on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £22.99

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