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Peter May on The Black Loch

Friday 20th September

Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Cres, Edinburgh EH3 6NE
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Peter May, Scottish crime master and bestselling author of The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen, returns in 2024 with his finest novel yet, The Black Loch. Described as a gripping tale of murder, secrets and entrapment, The Black Loch follows the hero of May's bestselling Lewis trilogy Fin Macleod to the island where it all began in an attempt to clear his son's name.

The Black Loch

A murder.

The body of eighteen-year-old TV personality Kathleen 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.

A secret.

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.

A trap.

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.

About Peter May

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. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. In 2021, he was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. He has also won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Black House, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island.

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