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  • Dry Bones | Peter May

    Dry Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (1422)
    Performance
    (1296)
    Story
    (1292)

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

    Janice says: "Engaging hero, stellar narration"
  • The Lewis Man: The Lewis Trilogy | Peter May

    The Lewis Man: The Lewis Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (426)

    In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh - including his wife and his career in the police force - the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog.

    Thomas says: "What Trilogy???"
  • Blowback: The Enzo Files, Book 5 | Peter May

    Blowback: The Enzo Files, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (158)

    When France’s top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world’s press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars. Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended to deliver was never made. Seven years later, his killing and the identity of his killer still remain an enigma.

    Ethel says: "Love the book; love the author; love the series; love love the performance!"
  • Entry Island | Peter May

    Entry Island

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (167)

    When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal. Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home.

    Janice says: "Enjoyable once I adjusted my expectations"
  • The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy | Peter May

    The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (167)

    Living again of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-detective inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate, Fin encounters elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill. But while Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon - a "bog burst" - that spontaneously drains a loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side.

    Alysha Ann Olsen says: "Fanastic-but where is the first book?"
  • Cast Iron: Enzo Macleod 6 | Peter May

    Cast Iron: Enzo Macleod 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
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    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box.

  • Freeze Frame: The Enzo Files, Book 4 | Peter May

    Freeze Frame: The Enzo Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (181)

    A promise made to a dying man leads forensics ace Enzo Macleod (a Scot who's been teaching in France for many years) to the study—a place the man's heir has preserved for nearly 20 years. The dead man left several clues there designed to reveal his killer's identity to the man's son, but ironically the son died soon after the father.

    Mark says: "Very good series with one exception"
  • Runaway | Peter May

    Runaway

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Glasgow, 1965. Headstrong teenager Jack Mackay cannot allow for even the possibility of a life of predictability and routine. The 17-year-old has just one destination on his mind - London - and successfully convinces his four friends and fellow bandmates to join him in abandoning their homes to pursue a goal of musical stardom.

    Karen says: "Great story of adventures - past and present"
  • The Blackhouse | Peter May

    The Blackhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Steve Worsley
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.

    Dave says: "What a great story!"
  • Coffin Road | Peter May

    Coffin Road

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • Entry Island | Peter May

    Entry Island

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.

    Diane Challenor says: "Another excellent story from Peter May"
  • The Killing Room: The China Thrillers, Book 3 | Peter May

    The Killing Room: The China Thrillers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get.

  • The Runner: The China Thrillers, Book 5 | Peter May

    The Runner: The China Thrillers, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Battling to save his career and preparing for marriage, Li Yan knows that the key to the case lies with a champion runner—the only member of the athletics team prepared to talk. But when the runner disappears, time starts running out in the race to catch the killer.

    S. Stambler says: "Bang. Bang. Fizzle."
  • The Lewis Man | Peter May

    The Lewis Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (156)

    An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.

    dumbclub says: "Visit the Outer Hebrides"
  • Chinese Whispers: The China Thrillers, Book 6 | Peter May

    Chinese Whispers: The China Thrillers, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    His victims are young, beautiful, and viciously mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. The media and terror-stricken public are demanding the killer's arrest, and Li Yan, the head of Beijing’s serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is asked to perform an autopsy on one of the victims, and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart.

    William Michael Dunn says: "Not up to the level of May's island books"
  • The Fourth Sacrifice: The China Thrillers, Book 2 | Peter May

    The Fourth Sacrifice: The China Thrillers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Three corpses: drugged, labeled, and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow. He and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell have been trying to deny the attraction that nearly destroyed both their careers. But when a fourth victim is found, they have no choice but to work together to track down the truth and to hunt down a ruthless killer. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

  • The Firemaker: The China Thrillers, Book 1 | Peter May

    The Firemaker: The China Thrillers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.

  • The Chessmen | Peter May

    The Chessmen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal-game hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

    Jeanette says: "check mate"
  • Runaway | Peter May

    Runaway

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades.

  • The Blackhouse | Peter May

    The Blackhouse

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. 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. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface and soon, he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

    dumbclub says: "Unputdownable"
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