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The Blackhouse by Peter May
  

The Blackhouse

Part of the The Lewis Trilogy Series
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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.

A Richard and Judy Autumn Read 2011.

If you like Peter May you might also like to read books by Denise Mina, Stephen Booth and Peter James.

Synopsis

The Blackhouse by Peter May

A MURDER: A brutal killing has taken place on Scotland's most remote island. Detective Fin MacLeod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born MacLeod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET: Something lurks beneath the close-knit, God-fearing facade of the Lewis community. Something primal. As Fin investigates, old secrets are unearthed, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. The Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision. Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our soul, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.

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. * Literary Review * 'excellent plotting with some beautiful descriptions of the Isle of Lewis ... The story is wonderful
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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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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2011

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Peter May

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849163866

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.

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