The Blackhouse Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

The Blackhouse


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 501
  • ISBN 10 : 162365999X

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The Blackhouse Excerpt :

The first book in an enthralling mystery series from award-winning author Peter May. "A WRITER I WOULD FOLLOW TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review "SHINES WITH INTRIGUE AND SUPERB PLOTTING." --USA Today Every step toward solving the case brings Scottish detective Fin Macleod closer to a dangerous confrontation with the dark events of the past that shaped--and nearly destroyed--his life. When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on mainland Scotland, Edinburgh detective and native of the Isle of Lewis 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 desolate but beautiful island and its ancient customs assert their grip on his psyche.

The Blackhouse Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

The Blackhouse


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 1849163863

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The Blackhouse Excerpt :

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.

Black House Book
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

Black House


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 831
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451697735

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Black House Excerpt :

A retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in a rural Wisconsin town, Jack Sawyer is called in to assist the local police chief in solving a gruesome series of murders that causes Jack to experience inexplicable waking nightmares.

The Black House Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Black House


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393345711

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The Black House Excerpt :

"Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted." —Entertainment Weekly With Norton's publication of The Black House, Patricia Highsmith's entire body of work is now back in print. First published in 1981, this volume is one of Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. The stories in The Black House mine classic Highsmith terrain as they sketch the lives of suburban dwellers that appear quite normal at first but unravel to reveal their proximity to the macabre. This collection is a perfect example of Highsmith's view of human nature and a fitting capstone to the reintroduction of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

Hebrides Book

Hebrides


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623657949

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Hebrides Excerpt :

Since the publication of The Blackhouse in 2011, the books of Peter May's groundbreaking Lewis Trilogy have enthralled millions of readers around the world with powerfully evocative descriptions of the Outer Hebrides. From its peat bogs and heather-coated hills, from its weather-beaten churches and crofters cottages to its cold clear rills choked with rainwater, the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland have been brought to vivid life by this accomplished novelist. Now, Peter May and photographer David Wilson present a photographic record of the countless locations around the Hebridean archipelago that so inspired May when he was bringing the islands of detective Fin McLeod's childhood to the page. From the tiny southern island of Barra to the largest and most northern island of Lewis, travel the storm-whipped North Atlantic scenery with May as he once again strolls the wild and breathtaking countryside that gave birth to his masterful trilogy of novels.

The Lewis Man Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Lewis Man


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623658205

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The Lewis Man Excerpt :

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. 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--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."

I ll Keep You Safe Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

I ll Keep You Safe


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781387532544

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I ll Keep You Safe Excerpt :

Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Première Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with--a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.

Stirrings in the Black House Book

Stirrings in the Black House


  • Author : Ambrose Ibsen
  • Publisher : Ambrose Ibsen
  • Release Date : 2019-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Stirrings in the Black House Excerpt :

Fear is a place. When struggling concert pianist Emil inherits a house from his late uncle, he thinks all of his problems are solved. Absconding to the mysterious Weatherby House in the suburbs of Portland where his famous uncle composed many classical masterpieces, Emil finds the place completely empty, save for one thing: His uncle's grand piano. But Weatherby House is not the ideal getaway it appears at first glance. It has a dark past and is shunned by the locals. As the days pass, strange things occur on the property, leaving Emil to wonder if he isn't losing his mind. Unplaceable footsteps resound in the upstairs; dark figures peer into the windows at night despite the empty acreage that surrounds the old house, and that blasted piano can't seem to keep quiet, loosing music at turns beautiful and terrifying even as no one sits before it. In time, Emil discovers that there's something else living in Weatherby House. And it refuses to let him leave.

The Night Gate Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Night Gate


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784295066

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The Night Gate Excerpt :

**THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM** **PETER MAY: OVER 5.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE** In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house. The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart. Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train - one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown. And Enzo's investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders - the Mona Lisa. Tasked by the exiled General Charles de Gaulle to keep the world's most famous painting out of Nazi hands after the fall of France in 1940, 28-year-old Georgette Pignal finds herself swept along by the tide of history. Following in the wake of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as it is moved from château to château by the Louvre, she finds herself just one step ahead of two German art experts sent to steal it for rival patrons - Hitler and Göring. What none of them know is that the Louvre itself has taken exceptional measures to keep the painting safe, unwittingly setting in train a fatal sequence of events extending over seven decades. Events that have led to both killings. The Night Gate spans three generations, taking us from war-torn London, the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Berlin and Vichy France, to the deadly enemy facing the world in 2020. In his latest novel, Peter May shows why he is one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction.

The Blackhouse Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

The Blackhouse


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857382160

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The Blackhouse Excerpt :

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 LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

Extraordinary People Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Extraordinary People


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681443645

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Extraordinary People Excerpt :

Half-Scottish, half-Italian Enzo MacLeod used to be one of the top forensics experts in Scotland, and now he lives in Toulouse, working as a university professor. Divorced in Scotland and widowed in France, he has an estranged Scottish daughter and a French daughter he has raised by himself. As if his life isn't complicated enough, he soon finds himself unexpectedly in the hunt for solutions to some vexing cold cases thanks to an ill-advised wager about the power of forensic science. Meanwhile, in Paris, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France. Deep in the catacombs below the City of Light, MacLeod unearths disturbing clues deliberately left behind by a killer. But as the retired forensics expert draws closer to the truth, he discovers he may just wind up the next victim for his troubles.

Talisman Black House Book

Talisman Black House


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2002-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN 10 : 0345458885

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Talisman Black House Excerpt :

In the first work, twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer braves the mysterious dangers of the Territories in his quest for the Talisman, the only hope for his dying mother and for his own survival; and in the second work, a retired homicide detective, Jack Sawyer,assists in solving a series of gruesome murders in a rural Wisconsin town.

Entry Island Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Entry Island


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623656850

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Entry Island Excerpt :

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Now Peter May takes us to a small island off the coast of Québec with an emotionally charged new mystery. 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, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal. Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home. Covered in her husband's blood, the dead man's melancholy wife spins a tale for the police about a masked intruder armed with a knife. The investigation appears to be little more than a formality--the evidence points to a crime of passion, implicating the wife. But Sime is electrified by the widow during his interview, convinced that he has met her before, even though this is clearly impossible. Haunted by this strange certainty, Sime's insomnia is punctuated by vivid, hallucinatory dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away, dreams in which he and the widow play leading roles. Sime's conviction soon becomes an obsession. And despite mounting evidence of the woman's guilt, he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professional duty he must fulfill and the personal destiny he is increasingly sure awaits him.

The Black House Book

The Black House


  • Author : Curtis R. Cochran
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 1425995748

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The Black House Excerpt :

Slices of Solitude is a fiction compilation of short stories. Dr. Sandhu was first compelled to write about a true event in her life which became "Dreamz". A myriad play on your senses, "Slices.." is a readers delight that takes you deep into the beating heart of the deliciously spicy India where a young woman suddenly finds herself surrounded by unfamiliar faces & motives. A young bride finds herself shrouded in the pain of lost love while desperately trying to assemble the pieces of her life. Young parents Nisha & Raj bask in the joys of young parenthood only to discover a deep pain when sudden tragedy touches their lives and changes their destiny forever while a slice of chocolate rum cake teasingly invites Senna to surrender to the sinful warmth of an aphrodisiac substance. Enjoy these captivating Slices...

The Chessmen Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Chessmen


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : riverrun
  • Release Date : 2021-12-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 152941945X

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