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The Blackhouse

UK Publisher: Riverrun

The first instalment of Peter May’s acclaimed and bestselling Lewis Trilogy, which brought murder to the Outer Hebrides.

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith.


Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past.


Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.


As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

‘One of the best regarded crime series of recent years’ – Independent

‘No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May’ – New York Journal of Books

Peter May was a Scottish Young Journalist of the Year in 1973 and has gone on to become one of...