Search Results: "Peter May"


BOOK REVIEW

VIRTUALLY DEAD by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A smarmy excuse for May (The Killing Room, 2008, etc.) to dabble in X-rated fantasy."
A grieving widower finds the virtual world as deadly as the real one. Read full book review >

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ENTRY ISLAND by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Bleak settings needn't be drab—Emily Brontë knew that. But May's transplanted Scots have given up the gloaming for the gloomy."
A Montreal cop reeling from his divorce confronts ancestral tragedy when he's sent to investigate a murder on a remote island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Read full book review >

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THE CRITIC by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Another oenophile's tip sheet with the bonus of a finely crafted and surprising mystery."
Now that Scots forensic expert Enzo Macleod (The Fourth Sacrifice, 2007, etc.) has moved to France, his attempt to solve another cold case causes trouble. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING ROOM by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Li and Campbell's fine third case provides thrills, chills and a window into current Chinese lifestyles."
When an American businessman slips into a muddy hole at a photo op for a new joint-venture building in Shanghai, he finds himself surrounded by body parts that spell even more trouble for a visiting sleuth. Read full book review >

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COFFIN ROAD by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly entertaining yarn."
A man washes ashore in the Outer Hebrides, the pages of his memory completely blank, while in Edinburgh a troubled teen suspects her father did not, as she was told, commit suicide. Read full book review >

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THE RUNNER by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Despite the peculiar chronology of American publication, each installment of the Chinese Thrillers series provides rewarding views of the Beijing landscape and insights into cross-cultural relationships."
China's medal prospects wane as six Olympians perish within a month. Read full book review >

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THE LEWIS MAN by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Despite some well-judged surprises, the mystery isn't all that mysterious. But you'll keep turning the pages anyway—not to learn whodunit, but to find out what's going to happen to the present-day characters so deeply, fatally rooted in the past."
The second installment in May's Lewis trilogy finds Fin Macleod (The Blackhouse, 2011) without a job or wife but with another brooding case set on the outermost island of the Outer Hebrides.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1999

"Mayle's continuing love affair with Provence takes him back to familiar themes but continues to yield fresh insights."

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH SACRIFICE by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"May's second look at China past and present (The Firemaker, 2005, etc.) is an electrifying mixture of mystery, romance and history."
A pair of former lovers are forced into an uneasy working relationship by a series of gruesome murders. Read full book review >

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CAST IRON by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The last shall be best."
Forensic detective Enzo Macleod solves a challenging cold-case murder that dates back more than 20 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD YEAR by Peter Mayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2004

"Uncorks as a bottle without much nose, leaving but brief bloom on the palate: it needed perhaps a little more breathing time when decanted."
A Good Year (as in wines) finds Mayle back in Provence, the region that inspired his famous nonfiction debut, A Year in Provence (1990), and his first novel, Hotel Pastis (1993). Read full book review >

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THE CHESSMEN by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"May's poetic descriptions in this final installment of his Lewis trilogy alternate with the loutish behavior of the characters, who are constantly slapping, slugging and coshing each other. The mystery—really, the mysteries—are untidy, but the atmosphere is altogether magical."
Back on Lewis Island, the quiet Hebrides outpost where he was born (The Lewis Man, 2013, etc.), murder keeps stalking Fin McLeod, late of the Edinburgh CID—this time accompanied by harrowing revelations about his own early years.Read full book review >