Peter May
Peter May is a Scottish author of crime fiction, mystery and thriller novels, in addition to writing television and being a former journalist. Growing up in Glasgow, Peter’s goal was to become a novelist from an early age. Before he was able to achieve that goal, he became a journalist in order to pay the bills. He won Scotland’s Young Journalist of the Year Award when he was 21 and wrote for The Scotsman and the Glasgow Evening Times. He left journalism in 1978 in order to write television and created several TV shows for the BBC and for Scottish television. As a novelist, he writes the China Thrillers and Enzo Files series.

Peter’s first novel was The Reporter, which he adapted to television for the BBC as The Standard. Below is a list of Peter May’s novels in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Beijing/China Thriller Books


The Firemaker(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Sacrifice(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Room(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snakehead(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runner(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chinese Whispers(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Enzo Files Books


Extraordinary People(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Critic(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blacklight Blue(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freeze Frame(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blowback(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lewis Trilogy Books


The Blackhouse(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lewis Man(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chessmen(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Reporter(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fallen Hero(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Faces(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Noble Path(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Virtually Dead(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Entry Island(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Runaway(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Hebrides(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Extraordinary People was also published as Dry Bones. The Critic is also known as A Vintage Corpse. Hidden Faces was also published under the title The Man With No Face.

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Peter May Synopses: In Peter May’s standalone novel The Noble Path, a wealthy refugee from Cambodia requests help from a suicidal British soldier Jack Elliot in order to rescue his wife and children from Khmer Rouge. Elliot accepts the task on the hopes that he will be killed in the midst of the mission.

The Blackhouse is the first novel in Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy – a mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. A murder occurs on the island that resembles a murder on the mainland, so Edinburgh investigator Fin Macleod wants to know if the two are actually connected. Fin is from the island himself, so this is his return after almost two decades, and it also digs up some bad memories of his past.

Second in May’s Lewis Trilogy is The Lewis Man. Fin finds a body which comes up as a DNA sibling match to Tormod Macdonald, an old man with dementia. However, Macdonald had always believed he was an only child. The Macdonald family looks to Fin Macleod for help in finding out the truth.

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