December meetup - the Blackhouse Peter May
In December we will start reading the Lewis Trilogy.
The first novel is the Blackhouse.
It is much more than just a detective story. This trilogy is very special thanks to its atmosphere and dramatic sense. There is a strong Nordic element to the novel, from the famous Lewis chessmen which are thought to have been created by Norwegian Vikings, to the ways of life of the islanders which have much in common with their Scandinavian neighbours.
An Edinburgh police detective, Finn Macleod, is on leave because of a devastating family tragedy. He’s recalled to work and sent to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, where he is from. A man has been murdered there, in a similar fashion to a crime committed a few months ago in Edinburgh. Because Finn was born and grew up on the island, and because he speaks Gaelic, he is the perfect person for the case.
Let's explore the Isle of Lewis through the eyes of Peter May!
See you soon!
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