Meet Scottish crime writer Peter May
lun. 13 mai à 17:30
'Peter May is a writer I would follow to the ends of the earth'
- The New York Times About the novel I'll Keep You Safe:
Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft.
I'll always be there for you
Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh.
I'll keep you safe, no matter what
As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs. About the novel The Lewis Man:
A man with no name.
An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer.
A man with no memory.
But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child.
A man with no choice.
When Tormod's family approach Fin Macleod for help, Fin feels duty-bound to solve the mystery. About the novel The Chessman:
The new start.
Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island.
The old friend.
This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret.
The final chapter.
But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future. About the author Peter May:
Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. He is the recipient of writing awards in Europe and America.
The Blackhouse won the U.S. Barry Award for Crime Novel of the Year and the national literature award in France, the CEZAM Prix Litteraire.
The Lewis Man won the French daily newspaper Le Télégramme's 10,000-euro Grand Prix des Lecteurs.
In 2014, Entry Island won both the Deanston’s Scottish Crime Novel of the Year and the UK’s ITV Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year Award.
May’s books have sold more than two million copies in the UK and several million internationally. All are welcome to this free event To register please e-mail us at [masked]
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