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»Since I was always awake early, I used to lie there and look at the books. They had exotic titles like Eyeless in Gaza, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Cloud Howe, The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde, The Big Sleep. And the writers had weird names like Aldous Huxley and Lewis Grassic Gibbon. They became very familiar to me as I stared at them every morning, never drawing a distinction between what might be classed as »literature«, and the court and crime mysteries of bestsellers like Erle Stanley Gardner or Raymond Chandler.«

Peter May

Digging Into Crimes: MaryAnne Kolton interviews Peter May. Read more at Los Angeles Review of Books.

  • The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner
  • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
  • The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
  • The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
  • The Chessmen by Peter May

Laura Wilson with a new crime fiction roundup. Her reviews of new books by James Renner, Belinda Bauer, Sophia Hannah, Erin Kelly and Peter May at The Guardian.

»Readers will find it hard to say goodbye to him, but we have to admire May for sticking to his vision of a perfectly-formed trilogy.«

Barry Forshaw

After The Blackhouse and The Lewis Man the novel The Chessmen is the concluding volume in Peter May’s trilogy. Barry Forshaw with a review of the book – at The Independent.