The Blackhouse: The Lewis Trilogy (Paperback)

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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.
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.

About the Author


An award-winning journalist at twenty-one in his native Scotland, Peter May left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series, and accruing more than 1000 television credits before moving to France to concentrate on writing novels. He is the author of fifteen novels, including two series: The Enzo Files and The China Thillers. May won, among other prizes, the Barry Award (2013), the Macavity Award (2013), French Prix Intramuros (2007) for Cadavres Chinois à Houston (Snakehead) and is the only Westerner to become an honorary member of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.

Praise for The Blackhouse: The Lewis Trilogy…


“A writer I’d follow to the ends of the earth . . . intricately plotted.” — Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
 
The Blackhouse shines with intrigue and superb plotting.” — Carol Memmet, USA Today
 
“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.” — Teresa L. Jacobsen, Library Journal (Starred Review)
 
“A gripping plot, pitch-perfect characterization, and an appropriately bleak setting drive this outstanding series debut.” — Connie Fletcher, Booklist (starred review)
 
“Abundant local color . . . matches Macleod’s tormented emotional landscape. The struggles of such multidimensional characters . . . add depth.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A chilling setting for a gripping novel . . . impressive writing.” — Marcel Berlins, The Times
 
“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'Humanité

Product Details ISBN-10: 162365999X
ISBN-13: 9781623659998
Published: Quercus, 08/05/2014
Pages: 501
Language: English


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