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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    • The Blackhouse

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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
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    • By Constance Jenkins on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    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

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,728

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard....

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

    • By Janice on 11-01-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Peter May - January 2017

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    • By: Gabriel Fleming
    • Narrated by: Peter May
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    Best-selling crime writer Peter May joins Gabriel Fleming in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest chiller....

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    • The Killing Room

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    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....

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    • The Firemaker

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    A grotesquely burned corpse found in a city park is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help....

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Fourth Sacrifice

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • The Runner

    • The China Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition....

    Regular price: $25.08

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