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ENTRY ISLAND
published in the USA & Canada 2015

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 TOUR OF U.S.A. AND CANADA


Unfortunately Peter had to cancel plans for his US and Canadian tour to celebrate the publication of "Entry Island" because of a health problem which arose unexpectedly.  Instead of visiting and speaking to fans this September, he will be in hospital having his gallbladder removed.  He is very sorry to let his readers and the bookstore owners down, and promises to be back as soon as his schedule and health permits. 
Messages can be left for him on Twitter or on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/petermayauthor



ENTRY ISLAND

Peter May's "Entry Island" will be published in the USA and Canada in September 2015.

A best seller in the UK, "Entry Island" has already won the UK Specsavers ITV Bookclub Dagger for "Best Read of 2014"
and the Deanston's Scottish Crime Novel of the Year as well as being shortlisted for the Theakston's UK Crime Novel of the Year this year.

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Deanston Scottish
CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014

Peter May wins Deanston Scottish CRIME BOOK OF
                  THE YEAR 2014!

ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club
BEST READ OF THE YEAR 2014

Peter May wins ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller
                  Book Club BEST READ OF THE YEAR 2014!


ENTRY ISLAND


"Peter May follows his superb Lewis trilogy with an equally absorbing work”
“Mackenzie’s historical quest merges rivetingly with his 21st century police work”
The Times (London, UK)
(click to read the full review)

"Entry Island is simply another outstanding novel by Peter May.
Though on second thoughts, nothing is ever simple with Peter May,
and this is not "another" novel by him:
we think it's easily his best yet."
Undiscovered Scotland
(click to read the full review)

"Told with exceptional clarity and a fine eye for the claustrophobia of island life,
it weaves a hypnotic spell as it jumps between generations and proves that
May is a writer to be cherished."
Daily Mail (UK)
(click to read the full review)
 
"an absorbing read from a writer at the top of his game"
Daily Express
(UK)
(click to read the full review)

"masterful"
"Both lines weave together, as elegantly as any Celtic knot, until May ties both ends off.
The final result is a fascinating glimpse into a shameful and frequently overlooked aspect of British history."

The Independent
(UK)
(click to read the full review)

 

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"
in a word, superlative and a book to get lost in."
Deadly Pleasures Magazine


When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city.

Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.

The investigation itself appears little more than a formality. The evidence points to a crime of passion: the victim's wife the vengeful culprit. But for Sime the investigation is turned on its head when he comes face to face with the prime suspect, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met.

Haunted by this certainty his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away. Dreams in which the widow plays a leading role. Sime's conviction becomes an obsession. And in spite of mounting evidence of her guilt he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professonal duty he must fulfil, and the personal destiny that awaits him.
  • VIDEO - watch video interviews with Peter May talking about Entry Island.  Click here
  • AUDIO CLIPS - listen to excerpts of the Entry Island audio book. Click here
  • READ the opening of the book. Click here
  • RADIO INTERVIEWS - listen to Peter May talking about the book on the Claudia Winkleman, Clive Anderson, and Janice Forsyth radio shows. Click here

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* * * * *     RESEARCH VIDEO TAKEN BY PETER   * * * * *

ENTRY ISLAND




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AUDIO CLIPS

LISTEN TO... Sime's first view of Entry Island

LISTEN TO... Sime first meeting the murder suspect, Kirsty

LISTEN TO... The clearance of an island village

LISTEN TO... Interview with witnesses

LISTEN TO... Confrontation with an islander

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RADIO INTERVIEWS

Listen to Peter being interviewed on the BBC Radio shows of Janice Forsyth, Clive Anderson, and Claudia Winkleman, and talking about Entry Island.

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Click below to listen to Peter's interview on Radio Scotland's The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth...


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Click below to listen to Peter's interview on Radio 4's Loose Ends with Clive Anderson...



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Click below to listen to Peter's interview on BBC Radio 2's Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman Part ONE...



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Click below to listen to Peter's interview on BBC Radio 2's Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman Part TWO...




Reviews of

ENTRY ISLAND

ENTRY ISLAND BY PETER MAY

WINNER OF
The Deanston Scottish Crime Novel of the Year 2014
a densely plotted story of old secrets, revenge and redemption set against the ancient rhythms of the misty Hebrides - See more at: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blackhouse-novel#sthash.peaSFxZb.dpuf

WINNER OF:
The ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Club Best Read of the Year 2014

"Peter May follows his superb Lewis trilogy with an equally absorbing work”
“Mackenzie’s historical quest merges rivetingly with his 21st century police work”
The Times (UK)
(click to read the full review)

a densely plotted story of old secrets, revenge and redemption set against the ancient rhythms of the misty Hebrides - See more at: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blackhouse-novel#sthash.peaSFxZb.dpuf
a densely plotted story of old secrets, revenge and redemption set against the ancient rhythms of the misty Hebrides - See more at: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blackhouse-novel#sthash.peaSFxZb.dpuf

"Entry Island is simply another outstanding novel by Peter May.
Though on second thoughts, nothing is ever simple with Peter May,
and this is not "another" novel by him:
we think it's easily his best yet."
Undiscovered Scotland
(click to read the full review)

"In my opinion, this is the best book May has ever written and one of the best crime novels I have read
– with an authenticity and depth of emotion that reduced this sentimental lowland Scot to tears on more than one occasion."
FictionFan
(click to read the full review)

"Told with exceptional clarity and a fine eye for the claustrophobia of island life,
it weaves a hypnotic spell as it jumps between generations and proves that
May is a writer to be cherished."
Daily Mail (UK)
(click to read the full review)

" an absorbing read from a writer at the top of his game"
Daily Express (UK)
(click to read the full review)

"masterful"
"Both lines weave together, as elegantly as any Celtic knot, until May ties both ends off.
The final result is a fascinating glimpse into a shameful and frequently overlooked aspect of British history."
The Independent (UK)
(click to read the full review)

"a particularly gifted writer..."
"With quiet authority, May marries the scars of past injustice with the damaged psyches of his central characters" 
Barry Forshaw writing in The Independent (UK)
(click to read the full review)

"May deftly steers between past and present, Scotland and Canada, Sime and his ancestor, real history and sparely-written, fast-moving fiction."
Inverness Courier
(click to read the full review)

"...great characterisation, extensive research and a well woven plot."
Crimesquad
(click to read the full review)

"an exciting, absorbing and moving story"
EuroCrime
(click to read the full review)

"Love and hate, mistrust and despair, injustice and misdirection all feature in a novel that will keep you hooked from start to finish"
Crime Fiction Lover
(click to read the full review)

"marvelous sensory feast of place"
"a powerful novel that should not be missed"
Kittling Books
(click to read the full review)

"This is history brilliantly brought to life."
"May never takes a false step as he draws his novel to a stormy close"
Material Witness
(click to read the full review)

"vivid descriptions of life on the island and a strong sense of history. A superior piece of crime fiction."
Deadly Pleasures

"Wonderful storytelling accompanies an ingenious plot."
George Easter, Deadly Pleasures

"The novel elegantly striates two threads, the contemporary investigation with that of the history and geography of these islands, and what is termed ‘The Highland Clearances’.."
"ENTRY ISLAND proves that May’s The Black House Trilogy, was no flash in the pan,
in fact it surpasses the expectations thanks to it’s measured linkage of Scottish-Canadian History to that of the darkness of the human nature"
"in a word, superlative and a book to get lost in."
Ali Karim, Deadly Pleasures

Reviews from other top authors from the ITV Crime Thriller Bookclub

"From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer."
Sophie Hannah

"A wonderfully complex book."
Peter James

"He is a terrific writer doing something different"
Mark Billingham

"The characters were wonderfully compelling"
Kate Mosse




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