The Blackhouse (Lewis Trilogy #1)

The Blackhouse (Lewis Trilogy #1)

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by Peter May
     
 

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From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the first book in the Lewis Trilogy--a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to investigate. As he unravels the murder, Fin is forced to confront the tragic events of the… See more details below

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From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the first book in the Lewis Trilogy--a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to investigate. As he unravels the murder, Fin is forced to confront the tragic events of the past that shaped--and nearly destroyed--his life.

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"The Blackhouse shines with intrigue and superb plotting."—Carol Memmet, USA Today

"A chilling setting for a gripping novel... impressive writing."—Marcel Berlins, The Times

"A gripping plot, pitch-perfect characterization, and an appropriately bleak setting drive this outstanding series debut."—Connie Fletcher, Booklist (starred review)

"Order, read, and pass it on! May brings the story to a breathtaking conclusion with an astonishing twist at the end. Compare to Simon Beckett's Written in Bone for locale and Tana French for tone."—Teresa L. Jacobsen, Library Journal (Starred Review)

"A writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth... intricately plotted."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Abundant local color... matches Macleod's tormented emotional landscape. The struggles of such multidimensional characters... add depth."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A thriller with an intensity that never slackens, chilling and igneous at the same time, like the great country that serves as its setting. A masterpiece indeed."—L'Humanite

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849163842
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Series:
Lewis Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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