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The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse

BOOK ONE IN THE MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY.
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A RICHARD & JUDY PICK.
WINNER OF THE USA’S BARRY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR.

PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES
‘One of the best regarded crime series of recent years’ Independent

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith.

A MURDER

Detective Inspector 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 within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

A TRAP

As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.


LOVED THE BLACKHOUSE? Read book 2 in the Lewis trilogy, THE LEWIS MAN
LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st September 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849163866

Reviews

A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable
Mail on Sunday
A wonderfully complex book
Peter James, on Entry Island
The Lewis Man shone like a bright star out of this year's book lists. Lyrical, empathetic and moving
Alex Gray
He is a terrific writer doing something different
Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer
Sohpie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling
Kate Mosse
Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence
Guardian
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth
New York Times
Instantly struck by the beauty of the descriptions of the wild island terrain as well as by the roundedness and complexity of the characterisations
The Times
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships
Sunday Times
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization
Barry Forshaw, Independent
Dark, exciting and atmospheric
Scotland on Sunday
Powerful and authentic
Glasgow Sunday Herald
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought
Irish Times
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending
Tangled Web
Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed
The Good Book Guide