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An evening with Peter May: The Black Loch

Wednesday 11th September

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
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Join us in the bookshop to celebrate crime-writing legend Peter May and the return of Fin Macleod, the much-loved hero of the internationally bestselling Lewis trilogy.


The body of eighteen-year-old TV personality Caitlin is found abandoned on a remote beach at the head of An Loch Dubh - the Black Loch - on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. A swimmer and canoeist, it is inconceivable that she could have drowned.


Fin Macleod left the island ten years earlier to escape its memories. When he learns that his married son Fionnlagh had been having a clandestine affair with the dead girl and is suspected of her murder, he and Marsaili return to try and clear his name.


But nothing is as it seems, and the truth of the murder lies in a past that Fin would rather forget, and a tragedy at the cages of a salmon farm on East Loch Roag, where the tense climax of the story finds its resolution.

The Black Loch takes us on a journey through family ties, hidden relationships and unforgiving landscapes, where suspense, violent revenge and revelation converge in the shadow of the Black Loch.

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. He has created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama. In 2021, he was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award.