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The Blackhouse

by Peter May

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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This is a crime novel of rare power and vision. When a brutal murder on the Isle of Lewis bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past.  Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our souls, and shows us just how difficult it is to escape the past.

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The Blackhouse Synopsis

The Isle of Lewis is the most remote, harshly beautiful place in Scotland, where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God. But older, pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith, the primal yearning for blood and revenge. When a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past. Each year the island's men perform the hunting of the gugas, a savage custom no longer necessary for survival, but which they cling to even more fiercely in the face of the demands of modern morality. For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy, which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrifice.

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ISBN: 9781849163866
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849163842
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849163842
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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