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The Lewis Man by Peter May
  

The Lewis Man

Part of the The Lewis Trilogy Series
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Shortlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

September 2012 Book of the Month.

Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the year 2012.

The second in the Lewis trilogy from the author of The Blackhouse . It is even better than the Richard & Judy chosen first. Having left his wife and career in Edinburgh, former policeman Fin Macleod has returned to live on the island of Lewis. The discovery of a unidentified corpse in a peat bog leads to a family asking for Fin's help and he feels duty-bound to help. One of our favourites of the month.

If you like Peter May you might also like to read books by Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves and James Oswald.

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Synopsis

The Lewis Man by Peter May

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. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. 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 [...] are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes'
The Times

. 'as good as its superb predecessor, The Blackhouse
Guardian

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

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

30th August 2012

Author

Peter May

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780857382221

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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