Lewis #1: The Blackhouse
by Peter May
READ THE SUNDAY TIMES AND RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER, AND THE FIRST INSTALLMENT 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.
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.
As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.
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 the age of 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 prolific television dramatists. He created three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.
He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA’s Barry Award for The Blackhouse – the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis trilogy; and in 2014 Entry Island was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Book of the Year, as well as the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year. May now lives in south-west France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.
Paperback: 501 pages
Publisher: Riverrun, an imprint of Quercus Editions Ltd., 2011
Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm