Author Archives: Author Peter May

About Author Peter May

International best-selling author of several series of books: the Lewis Trilogy - "The Blackhouse", "The Lewis Man" and "The Chessmen" - The Enzo Files and the China Thrillers, as well as standalone novels including "Entry Island", "Runaway" and "Coffin Road".

Returning to the Hebrides in 2016

First, I’d like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous year in 2016! And I’d like to thank my readers around the world for their continued – and growing – support. I met many hundreds of you … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

It is with great sadness today that I have to record the passing of my friend and mentor Dr. Richard Ward. Dick was one of the most remarkable men I ever met.  After serving as a US Marine, he began … Continue reading

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2014 – What a Year!

As I look back on the year, it’s been quite a ride. 57,000 kilometres, 61 hotels, 35 flights, 9 countries and 2 major writing awards. January to June It began with a tour of the UK for the launch of … Continue reading

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Runaway

Forty-five years ago my best friend, Stephen, and I ran away to London. We had just turned 17. I had been expelled from school and taken an awful job at the DNS calculating interest in bank books. One early spring … Continue reading

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In Defence of Curling

I am not often moved to blog about things I read in the tabloid press, but I was incensed by this ignorant, poorly researched piece of trash “journalism” perpetrated by a pompous columnist called Richard Godwin in a rag called the … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!

I’d like to wish you all a wonderful festive season, and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014! My sincere thanks to all of you who have supported my books over the years and who have contributed to the recent … Continue reading

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Entry Island – Behind the Scenes

With my new novel, Entry Island, due out on Kindle tomorrow, I thought I would share the story behind it with my readers. My decision to write Entry Island stemmed from my interest in the Highland Clearances. Like many of … Continue reading

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Priceless Words

When I was 18 years old I made my first serious attempt to write a novel.  I had written stories throughout most of my teenage years, including a teenage fantasy about the group I played in called “The Aristokrats”.  The … Continue reading

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US Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel for The Blackhouse

I’ve just returned from the Bouchercon crime convention in Albany NY, USA, where George Easter of Deadly Pleasures magazine presented me with the Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel for “The Blackhouse”. In previous years, there were separate awards for … Continue reading

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The Heat is On for The Lewis Trilogy

The summer has arrived with a flurry of award nominations for The Lewis Trilogy. The trilogy has already won several awards in France where it was first published. Now nominations are arriving for major book awards in the UK and … Continue reading

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