The Blackhouse (Paperback)

Peter May


A MURDER: A brutal killing has taken place on Scotland's most remote island. Detective Fin MacLeod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born MacLeod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET: Something lurks beneath the close-knit, God-fearing facade of the Lewis community. Something primal. As Fin investigates, old secrets are unearthed, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. The Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision. Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our soul, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.

Product Details

  • Product code: ACPAA
  • ISBN: 9781849163866
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 432
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 0

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Island mystery and island life. -

I have now read four books by Peter May including the Lewis-based trilogy which starts with The Blackhouse. I was initially interested in reading the books because my wife and I have been to the Isle of Skye several times and like the history of life in the Scottish islands. The author weaves more than one story into his plots, there is the main theme, normally a murder mystery but a secondary plot will involve an insight into what life is like in the remote islands, in the present or in past times. I found this book to be a pleasurable read.

Jorgy42 , Wed Sep 28 10:19:12 BST 2016

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