The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse : Murder comes to the Outer Hebrides (Lewis Trilogy 1)

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BOOK ONE IN THE MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY.
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A RICHARD & JUDY PICK.
WINNER OF THE USA'S BARRY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR.

PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES
'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent

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.


LOVED THE BLACKHOUSE? Read book 2 in the Lewis trilogy, THE LEWIS MAN
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 32mm | 348g
  • Riverrun
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849163863
  • 9781849163866
  • 2,240

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A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable Mail on Sunday
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Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed * The Good Book Guide * A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending * Tangled Web * Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought * Irish Times * Powerful and authentic * Glasgow Sunday Herald * Dark, exciting and atmospheric * Scotland on Sunday * Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization -- Barry Forshaw * Independent * May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships * Sunday Times * Instantly struck by the beauty of the descriptions of the wild island terrain as well as by the roundedness and complexity of the characterisations * The Times * Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth * New York Times * Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence * Guardian * Wonderfully compelling -- Kate Mosse From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer -- Sohpie Hannah He is a terrific writer doing something different * Mark Billingham * The Lewis Man shone like a bright star out of this year's book lists. Lyrical, empathetic and moving -- Alex Gray A wonderfully complex book -- Peter James, on Entry Island A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable * Mail on Sunday *
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About Peter May

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. He is the million-selling author of the Lewis trilogy, the Enzo Files and the China thrillers; and of the Sunday Times bestselling standalone novels Entry Island, Runaway and Coffin Road. Peter now lives in South-West france with his wife, writer Janice Hally.
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28,210 ratings
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4 44% (12,276)
3 17% (4,743)
2 3% (987)
1 1% (308)
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