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May, Peter 1951-

Works: 97 works in 852 publications in 13 languages and 22,757 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Psychological fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Director, Interviewee, Creator, Film editor
Classifications: PR6063.A884, 823.914
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Publications about Peter May
Publications by Peter May
Most widely held works about Peter May
Most widely held works by Peter May
The black house : a novel by Peter May( Book )
65 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
When a grisly murder occurs on a Scottish island, Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod must confront his past if he is ever going to discover if the killing has a connection to another one that took place on the mainland
The Lewis Man by Peter May( Book )
54 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,734 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 )
46 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: The Lewis man
Entry Island by Peter May( Book )
38 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on a remote island 850 miles away, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny
Coffin road by Peter May( Book )
18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
In the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, a man washes up on a deserted beach with no knowledge of who he is or how he got there, while homicide detective George Gunn makes the ocean crossing to a remote lighthouse on a rock in the North Atlantic to investigate a brutal murder.--
Extraordinary people by Peter May( Book )
35 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,025 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
Blacklight blue by Peter May( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 979 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
The killing room by Peter May( Book )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 978 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
The critic by Peter May( Book )
35 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 967 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
Chinese whispers by Peter May( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 928 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
Freeze frame by Peter May( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 907 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
Runaway by Peter May( Book )
17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 906 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
The fourth sacrifice by Peter May( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 884 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 )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 854 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
Blowback by Peter May( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 780 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 777 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 )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 598 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 )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 565 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
Virtually dead by Peter May( file )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 230 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
Blacklight blue by Peter May( file )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 221 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
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Alternative Names
Peter May Brits journalist
Peter May schottischer Schriftsteller
Peter May scrittore e giornalista scozzese
Питер Мэй
Питър Мей
پیتر می ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی
メイ, ピーター
English (394)
French (70)
German (28)
Italian (19)
Swedish (14)
Czech (14)
Polish (11)
Spanish (10)
Dutch (8)
Japanese (4)
Russian (4)
Ukrainian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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