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The Critic An Enzo Macleod Investigation by Peter May
  

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Peter May rose to fame with a wonderful series of crime tales set on the Scottish island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He has now moved to France and a series starring former forensic scientist Enzo from Scotland. Enzo finds a book of unsolved murders and sets out to solve them. This is his second case. It involves an American wine critic murdered some three years earlier in Gaillac. The attitudes and feuds of country people can last for generations and become complex. This appears to be a problem here in a tale which has a good portrait of the life and culture of a family vineyard. Lots of historical detail and mystery make this a fun read.

If you like Peter May you might also like to read books by Elly Griffiths, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. It’s sometimes difficult to relinquish to others a favourite author who is not as well known as some, but admirers of Peter May are becoming aware that he now belongs to the world, and the range of his achievement is becoming apparent as more and more books become available. The Critic features his protagonist Enzo MacLeod, and wastes not a word in its 300-odd pages. In southwest France, forensic expert MacLeod is trying to solve an unsolved murder – that of America’s most famous wine critic.
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

The Critic An Enzo Macleod Investigation by Peter May

The Enzo Files: Book Two. GAILLAC, SOUTH-WEST FRANCE. A bottled-up secret. 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. A code to crack. 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. A danger unleashed. Enzo finds that beneath the tranquil facade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community riddled with rivalry - and someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again.

Reviews

Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday * Peter May is an author I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times * Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah He is a terrific writer doing something different. -- Mark Billingham


About the Author

Peter May

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 BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time 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.

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Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Peter May

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www.petermay.co.uk/

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Publisher

riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781782062097

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