Peter May
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Peter May

"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth" New York Times

Peter May is the multi award-winning author of:

- the award-winning Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland;
- the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell;
- the Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France. The sixth and final Enzo book is Cast Iron (UK January 2017, Riverrun).

He has also written several standalone books:
- I'll Keep You Safe (January 2018, Riverrun)
- Entry Island (January 2014, Quercus UK)
- Runaway (January 2015, Quercus UK)
- Coffin Road (January 2016, Riverrun)

He has also had a successful career as a television writer, creator, and producer.

One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than 1000 credits in 15 years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.

Born and raised in Scotland he lives in France.

After being turned down by all the major UK publishers, the first of the The Lewis Trilogy - The Blackhouse - was published in France as L'Ile des Chasseurs d'Oiseaux where it was hailed as "a masterpiece" by the French national newspaper L'Humanité. His novels have a large following in France. The trilogy has won several French literature awards, including one of the world's largest adjudicated readers awards, the Prix Cezam.

The Blackhouse was published in English by the award-winning Quercus (a relatively young publishing house which did not exist when the book was first presented to British publishers). It went on to become an international best seller, and was shortlisted for both Barry Award and Macavity Award when it was published in the USA.

The Blackhouse won the US Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel at Bouchercon in Albany NY, in 2013.

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Best Sellers

    • The Blackhouse

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to the Outer Hebrides to investigate, embarking at the same time on a voyage into his own troubled past....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Miscategorized

    • By Constance Jenkins on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, former Detective Inspector Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Melissa on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,926
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,751

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging hero, stellar narration

    • By Janice on 11-01-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    Living again of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-detective inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fanastic-but where is the first book?

    • By Alysha Ann Olsen on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • I'll Keep You Safe

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Lovers and business partners Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed. Their fabrics have become internationally sought-after in the world of fashion. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another page turner.

    • By Cathy Parker on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Killing Room

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    When a mass grave containing 18 mutilated female corpses is discovered in Shanghai, detective Li Yan is sent from Beijing to establish if the bodies are linked to an unsolved murder in the capital. Here, Li will be working with Mei Ling, deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad....

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Runaway

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Glasgow, 1965. Headstrong teenager Jack Mackay cannot allow for even the possibility of a life of predictability and routine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of adventures - past and present

    • By Karen on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yet another great read from Peter May- and a request for Audible to complete Peter May collections

    • By Mark Hancock on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Lewis Man

    • The Lewis Trilogy
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond 5 Stars

    • By Ann on 12-18-14

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Fourth Sacrifice

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The Chinese police enlist the services of American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell, this time to investigate a series of four horrific executions in Beijing. Detective Li Yan is determined to discover just how one of the victims in particular, an American diplomat, got involved....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A big come down from Lewis Man trilogy

    • By D. Crosby on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $28.50

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