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May, Peter 1951-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 681 publications in 13 languages and 20,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Film editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6063.A884, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter May
The Lewis Man by Peter May( Book )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin Macleod returns to the outer Hebridean island of his youth to make amends and restore his parents' cottage before investigating a death involving family secrets and a sinister adversary
The chessmen by Peter May( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: The Lewis man
Entry Island by Peter May( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal
Extraordinary people by Peter May( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher who trained some of France's best and brightest as future Prime Ministers and Presidents at the École Nationale d'Administration vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. Talk about your cold case. The mystery inspires a bet, one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Guillard by applying new science to an old case."--Jacket
The killing room by Peter May( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell team up again to solve a murder case involving the mutilated and dismembered corpses of eighteen women. Faced with the grisly proposition that the murdered women have been subjected to "live" autopsies, they soon realize they are tracking a monster of inhuman capacity
Chinese whispers by Peter May( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media and the terror-stricken public are demanding the arrest of the Beijing Ripper and Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform an autopsy on one of the victims and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart
Blacklight blue by Peter May( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning an investigation into a third cold case described in a book by Parisian journalist Roger Raffin, Scottish scholar and amateur detective Enzo MacLeod finds himself confronting a diagnosis of a terminal illness and attacks by someone out to frame him for murder
Freeze frame by Peter May( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensics expert Enzo Macleod heads to a tiny island off the coast of Brittany to solve a decades-old murder and encounters hostility from the locals, a suspect who has already been acquited of the killing, and a crime scene frozen in time
The critic by Peter May( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Petty, the world's leading wine critic, vanishes during a tasting tour of the wine region of Gaillac. Scottish exile and former forensics expert Enzo Macleod takes on the cold case
The fourth sacrifice by Peter May( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Campbell had finally decided to leave Beijing---and the man she loved---and return home to the States. She had first come to Beijing to conduct a seminar on her specialty, forensic pathology, for the city's police. The invitation turned out to ask for more than she expected; she was thrust into the search for a murderer. This was how she met and came to fall in love with the Beijing police detective Li Yan. Although they began as enemies, the attraction between them was overwhelming---until personal tragedies pulled them apart. Now the police need an answer to a series of gruesome murders. Four men have been killed; the first three were Chinese and the fourth man was born in China but became an American in his youth. All were victims of what looks like ritual sacrifices. The U.S. ambassador practically forces Margaret to work once more with Li Yan. She buries her pain and turns to a new admirer for her free time---an American archaeologist who is making a television documentary. As Margaret and Li Yan investigate, they come closer and closer to finding the truth behind the killer's executions. They also come closer to a killer who will sacrifice anyone to conceal a secret. This second in the China Thriller series is another testament to Peter May's ability to write captivating characters that move stealthily through Beijing's vibrant and dangerous setting
The runner by Peter May( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fifth China Thriller, Chinese detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell are back in Beijing confronting a sinister sequence of murders which threatens to destroy the future of international athletics
Runaway by Peter May( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow, 2015. Jack Mackay dares not look back on a life of failure and mediocrity. The heavy-hearted sixty-seven-year-old is still haunted by what might have been. His recollections of the terrible events that befell him and his friends some fifty years earlier, and how he did not act when it mattered most is a memory he has tried to escape his entire adult life. London, 2015. A man lies dead in a one-room flat. His killer looks on, remorseless. What started with five teenagers following a dream five decades before has been transformed over the intervening decades into a waking nightmare that might just consume them all
Blowback by Peter May( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a tiny island off the coast of Brittany in France, Enzo must confront the hostility of locals who have no desire to see a cold-case murder back in the headlines
The firemaker by Peter May( Book )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to escape her life in America, Chicago forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell accepts an invitation to teach at the Beijing police university, and finds herself in the midst of an investigation that could prove disastrous
Snakehead by Peter May( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth of Peter May's China thrillers, American pathologist Margaret Campbell finds herself back on home soil, only to be faced by a truck full of dead Chinese and an unavoidable confrontation with her past
Virtually dead by Peter May( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staggering under the grief and financial burden left by his recently deceased wife, crime-scene photographer Michael Kapinsky enters a virtual world called Second Life to participate in a new kind of group therapy, but once there, his persona, Chas Chesnokov, uncovers a series of killings and a financial scam that is netting a murderer millions of dollars
Blacklight blue by Peter May( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enzo MacLeod, a Scot teaching in southwest France, has confidently bet that he can crack seven notorious murders described in a book on cold cases. He has, in fact, solved the first two crimes, but the third is far from his mind right now. He's just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and he's become the victim of someone who seems intent on destroying his credit and his relationships and getting him arrested for murder
Virtually dead by Peter May( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime-scene photographer Michael Kapinsky is a man whose life is in a mess. But his second life is about to get a whole lot messier. Struggling with the recent death of his wife, Michael is persuaded by his psychologist to participate in a new kind of group therapy by entering a virtual world called Second Life. Once there, Michael discovers that murder is not just confined to the real world. Victims whose crime scenes he has attended have also been executed in the virtual world. Under his new alter ego, Michael embarks on an investigation with escort girl Doobie Littlething. Together they uncover a series of killings and a financial scam that is netting the murderer millions. But when Michael is tempted by the money that mysteriously appears in his Second Life account, both his real and his virtual lives are put in danger
The coffin road by Peter May( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. He is physically shaken, borderline hypothermic, and overwhelmed by fear and uncertainty. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named The Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from across the border in Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. Though, having grown used to a quiet and predictable routine, he does not know whether he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father. Two years on from the pioneering scientist's disappearance, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her, regardless of the extreme pressure placed on him by his research
 
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Alternative Names
Peter May Brits journalist

Peter May schottischer Schriftsteller

Peter May scrittore e giornalista scozzese

Питер Мэй

پیتر می ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی

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The killing roomChinese whispersBlacklight blueFreeze frameThe criticThe fourth sacrificeThe runnerBlowback