Sunday, 12 January 2014

May’s Entry to The Island

Our colleagues at The Rap Sheet have been celebrating the return of Peter May to our bookshelves with the release from Quercus Publishing of ENTRY ISLAND.

So what’s Entry Island all about?

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.

Hot off the awarding winning and bestselling The Black House trilogy, Peter May has just embarked upon a promotional tour to launch the release of Entry Island.


Over at The Rap Sheet there is an interview with Peter May here, and essay by Peter May on his research on The Clearances, which Entry Island references here and finally a competition to win a signed rare bound proof of Entry Island here

Details of Peter’s Tour is available by scrolling to the bottom of the link here

And a reminder, we have copies of Entry Island at a promotional discount available from the Shots Bookstore here

Photos ‘London Literary Critics Peter Guttridge, Barry Forshaw, Marcel Berlins, Ali Karim with Peter May with Quercus Publishing’ © 2013 A Karim 

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