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The Blackhouse Hardcover – 2 October 2012

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  • Hardcover: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Oak (2 October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781454901273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454901273
  • ASIN: 1454901276
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars2,729 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Order, read, and pass it on! Well known for novels and television dramas, Scottish author May ("Backlight Blue"; "Chinese Whispers") has written a mesmerizing new trilogy opener. 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. --"Library Journal" (Starred Review)"The Isle of Lewis, one of Scotland's starkly beautiful Outer Hebrides islands, is as much a character in this novel as its hardscrabble residents. Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod returns to his boyhood home and its haunting memories when a murder on the island seems to mirror a similar one in the country's capital. His investigation will expose ugly island secrets, painful childhood memories and shocking revelations about a woman he once loved. The novel's moody atmosphere is as much about the gray skies and the inhabitants' cultural and religious idiosyncrasies as it is about the motives of a killer. The bleak "Blackhouse" shines with intrigue and superb plotting." --"USA Today
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Scottish author Peter May has written several stand-alone novels and two series: the award-winning China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell, and the critically acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo Macleod, set in France. One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, May has garnered more than 1,000 credits in 15 years as a scriptwriter and editor on prime-time British television. He is the creator of three major TV series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting TV to concentrate on writing novels. May lives and writes in France.

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3.0 out of 5 stars An evocative, murder mystery that I found a little too long & descriptive for my liking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Introduction To Outer Hebrides
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brutal murder of a bully. A close knit community. A returned resident. Will he get the answers he seeks?
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