In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree.
A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house.
The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart.
Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train – one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown.
And Enzo’s investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders – the Mona Lisa.
The Night Gate Online Tour
Join me at any of these events from anywhere in the world and hear me speak about the story behind “The Night Gate” and the return of Enzo…
Wee Three Indies 7.00 – 8.30pm
To book tickets contact Edinburgh Bookshop:
Suffolk Libraries Day Book Festival, 7.00pm
To book tickets see the website: https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on/live-author-event-with-peter-may
Jarrold Bookshop, 6.30pm
To book tickets see the Jarrold’s website: https://www.jarrold.co.uk/events-diary/events-list/an-evening-with-peter-may
Sheffield Library 6.30 – 7.30pm
To book tickets contact Sheffield Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-night-gate-in-conversation-with-peter-may-tickets-136959562739
At Home with 4 Indies 7.00 – 8.00pm
To book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/137779665689
Griffin Books, 8.00pm
To book tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/griffinbooks
Toppings, Edinburgh, 7.00pm
To book tickets: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/peter-may/
Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! Something to look forward to. It sounds intriguing. “Lockdown” kept me on the edge of my seat! (As opposed to lockdown, which has me all to often deeply submerged in the armchair depths. )
Not long to wait now, Jane. And I know what you mean about being deeply submerged in the armchair. I think lockdown has affected us all like that.
Would love to catch up with you in Edinburgh, might still be in Jedburgh or on our way back to France, either way looking forward to reading this book. Linda 😍
They’re all virtual events, Linda. But one of these days…
Thought Lockdown was brilliant! Loved Silent Death and all your other books. It was your Hebridean series that prompted us to visit there from Australia. We were supposed to go again last September but, alas, the dreaded Covid struck! So looking forward to the new Enzo adventure!
Wonderful! Can’t wait to get my copy……
Night Gate is a superb book in an outstanding series. Please let there be another Enzo mystery in the works!
I agree! Love the enzo series & can’t wait for more!