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The Lewis Man by Peter May
  

The Lewis Man

Part of the Lewis Trilogy Series
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The second instalment in the Lewis trilogy and the sequel to The Blackhouse. A corpse recovered from a peat bog is not a 2000 year old victim but a man with close links to living islanders.

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

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Synopsis

The Lewis Man by Peter May

A MAN WITH NO NAME. An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. A MAN WITH NO CHOICE. When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.

Reviews

'In mood and texture, Peter May's novels, set on the Isle of Lewis, are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes'
The Times

. 'well worth reading
The Sunday Times

. 'as good as its superb predecessor, The Blackhouse ... this is not only a good mystery, but also a moving and evocative portrayal of a place where the unforgiving weather is matched only by the church's harsh patronage
Guardian

. 'The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action
The Sunday Telegraph

. 'The book is gritty in a fine way ... a delight: bringing people and place alive in equal measure
Shots Mag

. 'a hymn in praise of the beauties of the islands and miseries of their weather
Scotsman

. 'as gripping as its predecessor ... well written, rendering almost visible the Hebridean landscapes, seascapes and customs
Literary Review

. 'The Lewis Man, Peter May's sequel to last year's bestseller The Blackhouse is even more impressive than its predecessor
Big Issue Scotland

. 'His landscape is authentic and, while what happens in the dark tales are things one hopes would be foreign, they become all too believable as they stream from his sharp pen
Northern Times

. 'An exciting, page-turning thriller
Press Association

. 'May skilfully combines pathos and the themes of identity, lost love and family ties to create an exciting, page turning thriller
Sheffield Star

. 'May's thriller is gripping, atmospheric and educational
Mail on Sunday

. 'a page-turning thriller
Norwich Evening News

. 'Not only was this book a really good thriller, it also shed light on the trials of living with dementia and the effects on both the sufferer and their family
Stirling Observer

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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

5th January 2012

Author

Peter May

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback
443 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780857382207

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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