Peter May is a Scot living in France. He is known for the award-winning “China Thrillers”, the critically acclaimed “Enzo Files” and his latest series “The Lewis Trilogy”, set in the Outer Hebrides of his native Scotland.
Published by Quercus in the UK, the first in “The Lewis Trilogy”, “The Blackhouse” came out in in February 2011. It was chosen by Richard and Judy for their autumn Book Club and spent 9 weeks in the UK best seller charts reaching #7. The Blackhouse also won one of the world’s biggest readers’ prizes, the French Literary award the Cezam Prix Litteraire in October 2011.
Published first in French as “L’Ile de Chasseurs d”Oiseaux”, “The Blackhouse” also won the Prix des Lecteurs at the Le Havre “Les Ancres Noires” book festival, and was described in France’s “L’Humanité” as:
“A thriller with an intensity that never slackens, chilling and fiery at the same time, like the great country that serves as its setting.
A masterpiece indeed.”
The second book in the trilogy is “The Lewis Man” it was published in hardback in the UK in January 2012.
May has also written standalone thrillers, his most recent was “Virtually Dead”, which is set in the virtual world, Second Life.
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