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 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    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 Chessmen

    • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Fin Macleod catches up with elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon that drains a loch of all its water in a flash, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side....

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t waste your time

    • By Helene on 06-15-18

    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 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn’t think The Lewis Man could be any more depressing than The Black House ... wrong again!

    • By puplhunt on 08-27-18

    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 1,889
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,717

    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 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 588
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    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

    • Peter May and Peter Forbes

    • Audible Sessions: Exclusive Interview - January 2016
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes, Peter May
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Author Peter May and narrator Peter Forbes join Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the better Interviews

    • By Anniebligh on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Critic

    • Enzo Macleod 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Gaillac, southwest France. An unsolved case. Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Fourth Sacrifice

    • The China Thrillers, Book 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Three corpses: drugged, labeled and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow....

    Regular price: $21.81

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