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Peter May

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 15 years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time TV drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

His passion for detailed research for his books has taken him behind the closed doors of the Chinese Police force, to the kitchen of a 3-star Michelin chef, and down the Paris catacombs; he has worked as an online private detective, was inducted as a Chevalier of the Grand Order of Gaillac wines and earned honorary membership of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.

He has won several literature awards in France and received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.

He now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

AWARDS

Won

Deanston's Scottish Crime Book of the Year, 2014
ITV Crime Thrillers Book Club Best of the Year, 2014
Barry Award, 2013
Grand Prix des Lecteurs, 2012

Finalist/Shortlisted

Macavity Award, 2013
Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2013 2014, and 2015



BOOKS

ENTRY ISLAND by Peter May RUNAWAY by Peter May COFFIN ROAD by Peter May

The Lewis Trilogy

THE BLACKHOUSE by Peter May THE LEWIS MAN by Peter May THE CHESSMEN by Peter May

The Enzo Files

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE by Peter May THE CRITIC by Peter May BLACKLIGHT BLUE by Peter May FREEZE FRAME by Peter May BLOWBACK by Peter May