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Entry Island by Peter May
  

Entry Island

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Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015.

Following the undoubted popular success of his China-based thrillers, his Enzo Files set in France and the bestselling Lewis trilogy which highlighted the cold exotica of the Hebrides, Peter May now offers a lengthy stand alone blockbuster of a mystery set on an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada, where the local community are mostly of Scottish descent, as is Detective Sime Mackenzie who is sent there as a result to investigate an uncommon crime by the Quebec Surete. The plot unfolds both in the present and the historical past in the Hebridean islands which has a bearing on the brutal contemporary murder. Stark characters moulded by life and the rugged landscape, atmospherics to kill for and a police procedural with a strong, humane difference. Another hit! ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Like his famous Lewis Trilogy, this stand-alone mystery has a dual-time frame and a small island setting. This time it is a remote Canadian island. One of the investigating team has Scottish ancestry and when he meets the suspect, the wife of the murdered man, he has an odd feeling of recognition. She awakens childhood memories and through these we get a large slice of Scottish history and the horrors of the Highland clearances. These two strands come together in a most satisfying ending. Highly recommended.

If you like Peter May you might also like to read books by Ian Rankin, James Oswald and Graham Hurley.

Who is Maxim Jakubowski

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Detective Sime Mackenzie is attached to a murder investigation far from his Montreal base, on the tiny Entry Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence. It is Sime’s linguistic background that is needed, for although this is French-speaking Canada, the Entry islanders speak only English, and Sime’s Scottish heritage fits him for the job.What appears at first to be a routine investigation with a clear suspect becomes more complex, made more difficult by the fact that Sime is convinced he knows the victim’s wife, although he has never met her, and his family’s Hebridean background appears to be the link between them. Fans of Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy will find a similarly gripping tale here.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

Entry Island by Peter May

Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015.

IF YOU FLEE FATE...When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. FATE WILL FIND YOU...But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny.

Reviews

Powerful and authentic. * Scotland on Sunday * Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday * Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization. -- Barry Forshaw * Independent * May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships. * Sunday Times * A wonderfully complex book. -- Peter James, on Entry Island Lyrical, empathetic and moving. -- Alex Gray One of the best regarded crime series of recent years. * Independent, on the Lewis trilogy * Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times * A true pleasure to read. * Guardian * Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah Praise for Peter May: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

14th August 2014

Author

Peter May

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
Thriller / Suspense
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781782062233

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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