The Lewis Man

The Lewis Man
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1623658209
ISBN 13: 9781623658205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lewis Man Book Review:

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."

The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 9781623659998
ISBN 13: 162365999X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackhouse Book Review:

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.

Coffin Road

Coffin Road
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1681443872
ISBN 13: 9781681443874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coffin Road Book Review:

In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, award-winning author Peter May spins a tale about three disparate cases that may or may not be linked... On the remote Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and completely disoriented. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing a desolate, ancient path called the Coffin Road. With a sense of dread and no clear idea what lies at the other end, he knows he must follow the trail if he has any hope of discovering his identity. Meanwhile, homicide detective George Gunn makes the rough ocean crossing to a remote, sea-battered lighthouse on a rock in the northern Atlantic, twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides, to investigate a brutal murder. Despite its isolation, the tiny island has seen its share of tragedy: more than a century earlier, three lighthouse keepers disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. And now there is a new tragedy, and Gunn must figure out what happened. At the same time, a teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that her father would willingly abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that suicide had nothing to do with it.

I ll Keep You Safe

I ll Keep You Safe
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-21
ISBN 10: 1387532545
ISBN 13: 9781387532544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I ll Keep You Safe Book Review:

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.

Hebrides

Hebrides
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1623657946
ISBN 13: 9781623657949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hebrides Book Review:

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 Man With No Face

The Man With No Face
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1635061245
ISBN 13: 9781635061246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man With No Face Book Review:

A classic early novel from Peter May situated among the political intrigue of Brussels, Belgium, in 1979--now available in the United States. "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." --Marilyn Stasio, New York Times There are two men on their way to Brussels from the UK: Neil Bannerman, an iconoclastic journalist for Scotland's Daily Standard whose irate editor wants him out of the way, and Kale--a professional assassin. Expecting to find only a difficult, dreary political investigation in Belgium, Bannerman has barely settled in when tragedy strikes. His host, a fellow journalist, along with a British Cabinet minister, are discovered dead in the minister's elegant Brussels townhouse. It appears that they have shot each other. But the dead journalist's young autistic daughter, Tania, was hidden in a closet during the killings, and when she draws a chilling picture of a third party--a man with no face--Bannerman suddenly finds himself a reluctant participant in a desperate murder investigation. As the facts slowly begin to emerge under Bannerman's scrutiny, he comes to suspect that the shootings may have a deep and foul link with the rotten politics that brought him to Brussels in the first place. And as Kale threatens to strike again, Bannerman begins to feel a change within himself. His jaded professionalism is transforming into a growing concern for the lonely and frightened Tania, and a strong attraction to a courageous woman named Sally--drawing him out of himself and into the very heart of a profound, cold-blooded, and infinitely dangerous conspiracy.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: riverrun
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-12-29
ISBN 10: 9781529419450
ISBN 13: 152941945X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chessmen Book Review:

This Vast Land

This Vast Land
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0689864485
ISBN 13: 9780689864483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Vast Land Book Review:

A fictional journal recounting the travels--from 1803 to 1806--of eighteen-year-old George Shannon, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, as the Corps explores the west and seeks a water route to the Pacific Ocean.

The Peter May Collection

The Peter May Collection
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: RiverRun
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN 10: 1529411726
ISBN 13: 9781529411720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peter May Collection Book Review:

#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BLACKHOUSE 'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM **PETER MAY: OVER 4.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE* A collection of Peter May's bestselling standalone titles, this omnibus edition includes Entry Island, Coffin Road and I'll Keep You Safe. -------------------- ENTRY ISLAND A detective is haunted by the feeling he knows his murder suspect - despite the fact they have never met. IF YOU FLEE FATE... When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. FATE WILL FIND YOU... But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny. -------------------- COFFIN ROAD A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father's suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. -------------------- I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE A stunning standalone thriller from Peter May, alternating between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris. WHATEVER HAPPENS Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft. I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh. I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE, NO MATTER WHAT As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs.

The Darkness Knows

The Darkness Knows
Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-12-06
ISBN 10: 125076548X
ISBN 13: 9781250765482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkness Knows Book Review:

Retired detective Konrad returns to a haunting cold case in The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indridason, the "undisputed King of the Icelandic thriller." —The Guardian (UK) A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no results—one of the missing man’s business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him. Now the associate is arrested again and Konrad, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades. When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case. In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing reunites readers with Konrad, the unforgettable retired detective from The Shadow District. This is a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.

The Premonition A Pandemic Story

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0393881563
ISBN 13: 9780393881561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Premonition A Pandemic Story Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

Entry Island

Entry Island
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1623656850
ISBN 13: 9781623656850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entry Island Book Review:

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.

Main Street

Main Street
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 803
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1775418073
ISBN 13: 9781775418078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Main Street Book Review:

Carol Milford is an exuberant, liberal-hearted woman who marries a man from a small town. After they marry they settle in his home-town, Gopher Prairie, which Carol finds narrow and ugly. She throws herself into reforming the town, but is met only with derision by her own class. She decides to leave, but finds that the world outside is just as flawed as Gopher Prairie. She remains uncowed, however, declaring "I do not admit that dish-washing is enough to satisfy all women!"

Dancing With the Virgins Cooper and Fry Crime Series Book 2

Dancing With the Virgins  Cooper and Fry Crime Series  Book 2
Author: Stephen Booth
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 0007370717
ISBN 13: 9780007370719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing With the Virgins Cooper and Fry Crime Series Book 2 Book Review:

The second in the series set in the Derbyshire Peak District, Dancing with the Virgins is a tense psychological follow-up to Stephen Booth’s acclaimed debut Black Dog.

Cold Granite Logan McRae Book 1

Cold Granite  Logan McRae  Book 1
Author: Stuart MacBride
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-02-02
ISBN 10: 0007298978
ISBN 13: 9780007298976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Granite Logan McRae Book 1 Book Review:

The very first Logan McRae novel in the No.1 bestselling crime series from Stuart MacBride. DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets.

Extraordinary People

Extraordinary People
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 1681443643
ISBN 13: 9781681443645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary People Book Review:

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.

A Silent Death

A Silent Death
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Quercus Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN 10: 1784295000
ISBN 13: 9781784295004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Silent Death Book Review:

**THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM** **PETER MAY: OVER 4.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE** Set in Southern Spain, A Silent Death is the scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy, Cast Iron and I'll Keep You Safe. A SILENT VOW Spain, 2020. When expat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman. A SILENT LIFE Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina's world - and of Cleland's cruel plan. A SILENT DEATH John Mackenzie - an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator - is seconded to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt. He alone can silence Cleland before the fugitive has the last, bloody, word. Peter May's latest bestseller unites a strong, independent Spaniard with a socially inept Scotsman; a senseless vendetta with a sense-deprived victim, and a red-hot Costa Del Sol with an ice-cold killer.

A Cool Breeze on the Underground

A Cool Breeze on the Underground
Author: Don Winslow
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 1504763157
ISBN 13: 9781504763158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cool Breeze on the Underground Book Review:

30th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by the author “One of America’s greatest storytellers.”―Stephen King Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a PI who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal’s college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can’t be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it’s payback time. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator. The problem is that she’s gone underground in the London punk scene. To get her back, Neal has to follow her into a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game.

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C  S  Lewis Signature Classics
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN 10: 0007488750
ISBN 13: 9780007488759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics Book Review:

An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

It Can t Happen Here

It Can t Happen Here
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 0241310679
ISBN 13: 9780241310670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Can t Happen Here Book Review:

'An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs' Guardian 'Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States' New Yorker A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis's chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, 'Professional Common Man', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can't believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.