The Lewis Trilogy

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432 ratings

The Blackhouse Publisher's Summary

Read the Sunday Times and Richard and Judy best seller and the first instalment in Peter May's sensational, million-selling Lewis trilogy. 

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. 

A Murder
Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. 

A Secret
Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. 

A Trap
As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. 

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  • Book 1

    • The Blackhouse

    • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By Mtorvik on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Blackhouse

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod is dispatched to the Outer Hebrides to investigate, embarking at the same time on a voyage into his own troubled past. As Fin reconnects with the people and places of his tortured childhood, the beautiful island and its ancient customs once again begin to assert their grip on his psyche. Every step toward solving the case brings Fin closer to a confrontation with the dark events of the past that shaped - and nearly destroyed - his life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Miscategorized

    • By Constance Jenkins on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 2

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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 trilogy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Visit the Outer Hebrides

    • By dumbclub on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $17.15

    • 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 590
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond 5 Stars

    • By Ann on 12-18-14

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald....

    • 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

  • Book 3

    • The Chessmen

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • check mate

    • By Jeanette on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    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.

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

    • By Alysha Ann Olsen on 05-03-16

    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 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Fin Macleod catches up with elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon - a bog burst - 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. Both men immediately know what they will find inside: the body of Roddy Mackenzie, a friend whose flight disappeared more than 17 years earlier. But when Whistler's face appears to register something other than shock, an icy chill of apprehension overtakes Fin.

    Regular price: $28.50