The Critic

By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Series: Enzo Files, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"This is a mystery with Gaillac flavor to be savored" (Mystery Scene Magazine)

"A finely crafted and surprising mystery" (Kirkus Reviews)

The body of Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a French Gaillac vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine. 

For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews, which could make or break a vineyard's reputation. 

As he digs deeper for the motivation behind the shocking crime, Macleod finds that beneath the tranquil façade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community characterized by a deadly rivalry - and home to someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again to stop the investigation.

©2007, 2013 Peter May (P)2019 Quercus

Critic Reviews

"May knows how to create believable characters. Their fears, actions, and reactions sweep up the reader. May has won dozens of awards for his incredibly high-volume of high-quality writing. If you have never read one, this is an easy introduction to his satisfying mysteries." (Deadly Pleasures Magazine)

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Peter May is full of cheap emotional tricks

This is my 5th Peter May novel, and I just can’t do it anymore. His stories are predictable and full of cheap emotional tricks. I thought that once you figured out he’s trying to pull tears out of his readers for effect, you could just ignore those parts, but then I read the Critic. When he hung the puppy, I quit. What a jerk.