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E demands of modern morality For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrificeThe Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision Peter May has crafted a page turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our souls and just how difficult it is to escape the past. Rating 3 of five but just barelyThe Publisher Says From acclaimed author and television dramatist Peter May comes the first b

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The Blackhouse

H police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate But since he himself was raised on Lewis the investigation also represents a journey home and into his pastEach year the island's men perform the hunting of the gugas a savage custom no longer necessary for survival but which they cling to even fiercely in the face of th. This novel is the first of a trilogy the Lewis Trilogy The Isle of Lewis is the largest island in the outer Hebrides It i

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The Isle of Lewis is the most remote harshly beautiful place in Scotland where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God But older pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith the primal yearning for blood and revengeWhen a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburg. We left on the midnight tide diesel engines thudding as we slipped out into the bay from the relative shelter of the harbour


10 thoughts on “The Blackhouse

  1. says:

    “Knew too that it wasn’t just Mona he wanted to run away from It was everything Back to a place where life had once seem

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    We left on the midnight tide diesel engines thudding as we slipped out into the bay from the relative shelter of the harbour facing into the huge swell waves breaking over the bow to pour in foaming rivers across the deck   It seemed no time at all until the lights of Ness were swallowed by the night as we yawed and pitched into o

  3. says:

    Having recently read and enjoyed Peter May’s stand alone book Entry Island I was urged by several of my Goodreads friends to seek out his Lewis Trilogy I also recalled that a former colleague of mine – someone who hard

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    This novel is the first of a trilogy – the Lewis Trilogy The Isle of Lewis is the largest island in the outer Hebrides It is 683 suare miles 1770 suare kilometres has a population of less than 20000 and was once part of Th

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    I loved seeing the island through May's eyes and Fin's memories of growing up there The writing is excellent The murder mystery read like an

  6. says:

    This book practically read itself it was so good We nearly had no lunch today because I could not find a place in the text w

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    The Black House by Peter May is a 2011 uercus publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The Isle of Lewis is a place Fin Macleod thought he would never have to visit again But as fate would have it a murder has been committed on the Isle of Lewis that bears a rema

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    The Blackhouse is the first of a trilogy written by Peter May which won The Barry Award in 2013 Set in the harsh northern region of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland the author masterfully describes the Gaelic culture and terrain so well that you feel you are there Detective Inspector Fin Macleod returns to his childhood home

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    Rating 3 of five but just barelyThe Publisher Says From acclaimed author and television dramatist Peter May comes the first

  10. says:

    There is something alluring at least for me with crime novels placed on islands especially those far up in the north with bad weather and people that have known each other for generations I mean it wouldn't be the same if it would be set on a Caribbean paradise for instance who would ever want to leave in the first place Too idyllic I prefer these dark and rugged places with old secretsFin Macleod From the clan Macleodsorry I'm a

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