A MAN WITH NO NAME. An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child. A MAN WITH NO CHOICE. When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery.
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'In mood and texture, Peter May's novels, set on the Isle of Lewis, are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes' The Times. 'well worth reading' The Sunday Times.
'as good as its superb predecessor, The Blackhouse ... this is not only a good mystery, but also a moving and evocative portrayal of a place where the unforgiving weather is matched only by the church's harsh patronage' Guardian.
'The depiction of the island atmosphere is as impressive as the action' The Sunday Telegraph.
'The book is gritty in a fine way ... a delight: bringing people and place alive in equal measure' Shots Mag.
'a hymn in praise of the beauties of the islands and miseries of their weather' Scotsman.
'as gripping as its predecessor ... well written, rendering almost visible the Hebridean landscapes, seascapes and customs' Literary Review.
'The Lewis Man, Peter May's sequel to last year's bestseller The Blackhouse is even more impressive than its predecessor' Big Issue Scotland. 'His landscape is authentic and, while what happens in the dark tales are things one hopes would be foreign, they become all too believable as they stream from his sharp pen' Northern Times.
'An exciting, page-turning thriller' Press Association. 'May skilfully combines pathos and the themes of identity, lost love and family ties to create an exciting, page turning thriller' Sheffield Star.
'May's thriller is gripping, atmospheric and educational' Mail on Sunday. 'a page-turning thriller' Norwich Evening News. 'Not only was this book a really good thriller, it also shed light on the trials of living with dementia and the effects on both the sufferer and their family' Stirling Observer.
Peter May has over 1,000 television credits to his name, and is the author of fifteen novels, including two series: The Enzo Files and The China Thrillers. He is also the only Westerner to become an honorary member of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.
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Descrizione libro Quercus. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Condizione libro: New. Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the wind-scoured Hebridean island where he was born and raised, in this second book of Peter May's Lewis Trilogy, following the Barry Award winner The Blackhouse. 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. Then one day the mummified body of a man is discovered in a peat bog; punctured by several stab wounds, the corpse is believed to be more than 2,000 years old—until the police spot the Elvis tattoo on the right arm. Winning the Barry Award in the United States and numerous awards in his adopted home of France—including the national literature award, the CEZAM Prix Litteraire—May's haunting trilogy follows Edinburgh detective inspector Fin Macleod as he is drawn back to his boyhood home, the Isle of Lewis, to solve a mystery. The starkly beautiful landscape of the Outer Hebrides becomes almost a character itself in this series, rendered in unforgettable detail by the Scottish-born author, creator of the Enzo Files and China Thrillers series as well as major drama series for Scottish television. "In mood and texture, Peter May's novels, set on the Isle of Lewis, are essentially Nordic, and he bears comparison with some of the best writers from those cold desolate climes. The plot throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."—Times (London) 373. Codice libro della libreria 70901
Descrizione libro Quercus, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0857382209
Descrizione libro Quercus Publishing Plc, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 382 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.34 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0857382209
Descrizione libro QUERCUS, LONDON, UK, 2012. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. A NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT UK UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF THE LEWIS MAN BY PETER MAY. THE SECOND BOOK IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY.THIS BOOK HAS A PUBLICATION DATE OF 5TH JANUARY 2012. ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A CARDBOARD BOX. Codice libro della libreria 000830
Descrizione libro Quercus, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110857382209