Search Results: "Peter May"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACKLIGHT BLUE by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A cerebral, chilling tale bound to burnish May's reputation."
A ruthless killer targets a solver of cold cases. Read full book review >

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BLOWBACK by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"May's flair for narrative, characterization and evocative descriptions of various locales and historic tidbits makes his formulaic whodunit fresh and delightfully readable—catnip for armchair sleuths."
Mon dieu! Someone has killed the Great Chef of Europe. 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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CHINESE WHISPERS by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The repeat tour of the Ripper's dissections is just plain grisly. But the interesting locale and May's ongoing study of the difficulties in conducting Chinese-American romances (The Runner, 2003, etc.) are likely to interest a broader range of readers."
A Jack the Ripper wannabe stalks Beijing. 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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ANYTHING CONSIDERED by Peter Mayle
Released: June 5, 1996

"Stylish and amusing as ever. (First printing of 150,000; Book- of-the-Month/QPB selection)"
A sinister plot to corner the truffles market provides the backdrop for another delightful trek through the French countryside in this third novel from the ever-popular Mayle (Hotel Pastis, 1993; A Dog's Life, 1995, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 NOBLE PATH by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"May (The Man With No Face, 1981) gives his Mission: Impossible yarn the boost of sharp locations, passionate decrials of the world's indifference to the region's suffering, and a distinctly original handling of the genre's conventions."
Deadeyed British soldier-of-fortune Jack Elliot—hired in 1978 by wealthy Cambodian refugee Ang Yuon to retrieve the family he abandoned during the evacuation of Phnom Penh—runs into all the obstacles you'd expect, and then some. 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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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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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 >