The Lewis Trilogy
Books in series5
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  • 1
    The Blackhouse | Peter May

    The Blackhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Steve Worsley
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    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.

    What a great story!

    This is my first Peter May book. It won't be my last! I finished the novel in 2 days; I just couldn't stop listening. What an intriguing plot set in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2011 by Dave (Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada)
  • 2
    The Lewis Man | Peter May

    The Lewis Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
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    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.

    Visit the Outer Hebrides

    As I listened to Peter Forbes in his wonderfully accented Scottish, describing the diverse and desolate landscape of these islands, I came upon an ide..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2012 by dumbclub (Penland, NC USA)
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    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
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    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.

    What Trilogy???

    One of my top 5

    Reviewed on June 25 2015 by Thomas (LONGBOAT KEY, FL, United States)
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    The Chessmen | Peter May

    The Chessmen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
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    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.

    check mate

    top 20%

    Reviewed on January 29 2013 by Jeanette (Lincoln, New Zealand)
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    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
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    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.

    Fanastic-but where is the first book?

    I have only red 2 books in the trilogy because audible, inexplicably, only has 2 and 3 in English. The first book is only available if German (WTH?). ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2016 by Alysha Ann Olsen ()