The Critic (Enzo Files Series #2)

The Critic (Enzo Files Series #2)

by Peter May
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The Critic (Enzo Files Series #2) by Peter May

Gil Petty, the worlds number one wine critic, goes missing during a tasting tour of the little-known wine region of Gaillac. Four years later, his body is discovered strung up on a cross in the vineyards of southwest France.

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ISBN-13: 9781590584583
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Enzo Files Series , #2
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.72(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literature awards in France; received several English-language awards, including the Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first volume in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 he won the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in southwest France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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Critic (Enzo Files Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I will never look at a bottle of wine the same way... This was a fabulous book and you will learn so much about wine you can't even fathom. Honestly... Grab a bottle of wine and start reading! But watch out... You never know!
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jprince More than 1 year ago
Of the 5 Enzo books available, I found this to be the weakest. I enjoyed the book, but the start was a bit slow compared to the pace of the others, which is why I only give it 4 stars.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Several years ago renowned wine critic Gil Petty vanished without a trace during a ¿vino veritas¿ trip to the Gaillac region of France. A few years later his preserved corpse was found drenched in wine. The case was never solved after he was found hanging like a wet scarecrow in the nearby woods.----------------- Scottish expatriate forensic expert Enzo Macleod decides to solve the cold case. However, the local police do not want the outsider making them look foolish so they refuse to cooperate. Worse, region winemakers prefer the homicide remain unsolved Enzo assumes because Petty lived up to his name and was universally disliked. However, when another murder victim embalmed in wine appears in the woods, the local vintners become concerned. Meanwhile Petty's daughter Michelle tries to seduce Enzo, who is held accountable by the other women in his life. However even as Enzo digs up dirt on the arrogant odious late critic, he finds many people in the industry and the family who had a motive to kill the Petty expert and would not mind pickling Enzo too.------------- The second Enzo Macleod French cold case mystery is a superb tale that will send readers seeking his previous starring role (see EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE). Enzo is fabulous as he uses all his forensic skills seeking the motive, which initially might have been personal but begins to believe insider trader information is the key. Breaking Petty¿s code that the deceased used to conceal his work adds to the fun of a wonderful whodunit in which wine seems inappropriate way to toast Peter May for this entertaining whodunit.------------- Harriet Klausner