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Black House | Peter May
From acclaimed author and television dramatist Peter May comes the first book in the Lewis Trilogy--a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a formidable and forbidding world where tradition rules and people adhere to ancient ways of life.When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that has the hallmarks of a killing he's investigating on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to see if the two deaths are connected. His return after nearly two decades not only represents a police investigation, but a voyage into his own troubled past. As Fin reconnects with the places and people of his tortured childhood, he feels the island once again asserting its grip on his psyche. And every step forward in solving the murder takes him closer to a dangerous confrontation with the tragic events of the past that shaped--and nearly destroyed--Fin's life. "The Blackhouse" is a thriller of rare power and vision that explores the darkest recesses of the soul."
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This riveting novel is set on the beautiful Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides,& a remote,desolate spit of a rock off its coast,An Sgeir.One can feel the biting cold,the ferocious wind,& sea storms‘ tangy salt thru the vivid & descriptive language.After 20 yrs,DI Fin MacLeod is summoned back from Glasgow to the island to investigate a murder.Fin‘s traumatic childhood & self protective”memory loss”has him leery of revisiting & reconnecting 🔽

Readergrrl I read this novel last year some time and when I finished I just had to look up the location and find out as much as I could about the bird hunt. Fascinating! 14mo
kspenmoll 🔼With people and places.The summer before Fun left secondary school for Glasgow,he was invited on the annual guga pilgrimage. 10 chosen men braved the open sea to the rock of An Sgeir to cull 2,000 guga chicks & return with this delicate food. Disaster ensued then- would it again? #ARCApril (edited) 14mo
kspenmoll @Readergrrl I have done the same research- the terrain/ weather reminded me of the Shetland Islands somewhat & Ann Cleeves books 14mo
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kspenmoll More about the guga hunt: https://www.hebrideanconnections.com/subjects/57372 (edited) 14mo
Readergrrl Just before Covid, I won a grant to spend a month traveling around Scotland. We made it to Skye but no farther west. I really wish I had. Something about that area of the world just has a a grip on me. I would be an expat if I could! 14mo
kspenmoll @Readergrrl I am jealous! I wish I could get to England, Ireland, Scotland- the various archipelagos! 13mo
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kspenmoll
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Em tried shoving this book off my lap, sat on it, & now it seems she has reconciled herself to sharing my attention. #catsoflitsy #EmEm #catsandbooks

IndoorDame 😻😻😻 14mo
dabbe Hello, Enchanting Em! 💜🐾💜 14mo
peanutnine Aww 😻🥰 14mo
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kspenmoll
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Cinfhen Excellent 😁 14mo
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tphil10283
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It‘s a great book but I didn‘t really care for the ending.

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Eggs
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Day 6: #FabulousFebruaryReadathon
#SeriesLove2023
#Pantone2023

First of a trilogy, this murder mystery is riveting, with the dramatic setting in the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. We are introduced to detective and native islander Fin Macleod ; rich characters and narration.

TheSpineView Well done!😍 1y
Eggs @TheSpineView 🥰🙌🏻 1y
Andrew65 Love this whole trilogy. Well done 👏👏👏 1y
Eggs @Andrew65 🤩❤️🤗 1y
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Coffeymuse
Black House | Peter May
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My current read totally counts as a series read (book 4 in the Gray Man series).

Black House is for #Booked2023 as part of a trilogy.

I feel really excited for these two selections and am sure I'll start the year with both of my bingo reads, read.

#Bookspin @TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks I really loved The Black House and the whole Lewis Trilogy. So good!!! 1y
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Elizabeth2
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#12bookof2022 @Andrew65

Combining days 1 & 2. My favorite read from January was The Bookshop of Second Chances. Favorite from February was The Blackhouse, which is the first of a trilogy, and a 5 ⭐️ read. Loved the whole series! (Introduced to me by @EadieB - thanks Eadie!)

Andrew65 The Lewis Trilogy is a favourite of mine. 1y
Elizabeth2 @Andrew65 it was so good. There was more depth than expected. I don‘t know that it would have been something I picked up if it weren‘t for Eadie sending it along to me. Thoroughly enjoyed it! 1y
Andrew65 @Elizabeth2 Eadie and I read this trilogy together in a group read, usually if she likes something so do I. We have very similar tastes. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 yes we do! 1y
EadieB @Elizabeth2 You‘re welcome! I love this trilogy! 1y
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EadieB
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#Blackhouse #PeterMay #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

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This is one of my favorite books that I gift people!

Andrew65 A fabulous book and a fabulous trilogy. One of my all-time favourites. Makes a great gift. 🎁🎁🎁 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 yes I usually give the whole trilogy as a gift! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Kangaj1 Fun! I found all three at a used bookstore this year, so I hope to get to them in 2023! 1y
DieAReader 🎁🎁🎁 1y
EadieB @Kangaj1 They're great! Hope you enjoy them! 1y
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Bluebird
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Book: tagged. The entire trilogy is great

Author: Rhys Bowen-I love the Molly Murphy series and am currently enjoying Her Royal Spyness

Movie: Brian‘s Song. The first movie that made me cry

Singer/Band: The Beatles, of course

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, a total original!

#manicmonday
@CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh man! Brian‘s Song!😭 2y
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Andrew65
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#BookMoods #ByYourFavouriteAuthor

Simply love the work of Peter May and there is none better than the Lewis Trilogy. A great all round trilogy, if you haven‘t read it you must. The tagged book is the first book in the trilogy.

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Read4life I‘ve had The Blackhouse on my audio TBR for awhile now. You just helped move it🔝 🤓 2y
Andrew65 @Read4life Hope you enjoy it. 2y
jlhammar I must try these! They sound excellent. 2y
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andrew61 Great choice Andrew, a brilliant series, I will never forget the bird cull on the remote rock. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eadie gave me these!! 🖤🤍 2y
Eggs Well done 🖤🤍🖤 2y
amywithbooks I absolutely love this series. I need to read the Enzo books next! 2y
Andrew65 @amywithbooks Another good series that only gets better as it goes along. An interesting main character. 2y
Andrew65 @jlhammar They are. 😊 2y
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Eadie is great, we read these together as a group read many years ago. @eadieb 2y
Andrew65 @Eggs thanks 😍 2y
Andrew65 @andrew61 Those scenes do stay with you. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 she is!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Readergrrl
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@Karisa I meant to post this earlier, but I completely forgot! I‘m so sorry. I love this pen clip!!! You are so kind and generous and a wonderful #LMPBC team member!! Thank youuuuuu!!!!!!

Karisa You too! Great book choice! I‘m on book three in that series now 😊 2y
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Karisa
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It took a few chapters for me to get into this fan favorite thriller, but once I did I couldn‘t put it down. I loved reading about the setting and getting a sense of life on the Scottish Island of Lewis. Immediately starting book 2 in the series!

Thanks, @Readergrrl for the #LMPBC addition. Your book will be in the mail back to you tomorrow. 💌

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FlowerFairy
Blackhouse | Peter May
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1. Sherlock Holmes and Ruth Galloway
2. I love trying to solve the mystery before the ending but also love it when there‘s a twist ending I didn‘t see coming.
3. Black House by Peter May

BookmarkTavern I‘ll have to look up Ruth! Thanks for posting! 2y
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Elizabeth2
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Excellent! A murder mystery, steeped in a fascinating back story of growing up on The Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The island is almost a character in this twisty, dark, fast-paced novel. The first in the Isle of Lewis series, I can‘t wait to read the next book! Thanks @EadieB for introducing me to this series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This was my #doublespin for February. Finished it just in time! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I loved this trilogy! 2y
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Elizabeth2
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#weekendreading #20in4readathon #sharreadsreadathon

I am aiming to finish The Blackhouse for this Readathon, so I will probably be reading it all weekend. I‘m also in the middle of The Keeper of Lost Things.

We were out last night later than we‘ve been out in YEARS. Today will be a day for laying about and reading all day. (Thankfully, not hungover because we were smart. 🤣🍻)

The Blackhouse is excellent! Great storytelling.

EadieB @Elizabeth2 My husband just finished the trilogy. He loves May‘s writing. Now he‘s reading the Enzo series. Enjoy the rest of Black House! 2y
Andrew65 I love the whole Lewis Trilogy, book has a big shock in that resonates even a good few years later. 2y
Elizabeth2 @Andrew65 @EadieB I am really loving it! I love the back story mixed in with the mystery. Thank you so much Eadie for introducing me to May and this trilogy. I plan on binge reading the other two as soon as I finish this one. 2y
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EadieB @Elizabeth2 He's about to finish the 3rd book of Enzo series so I can send them to you as he finishes them. 2y
Eggs Both books sound intriguing 🤔 🙌🏻 2y
Elizabeth2 @EadieB you sent me a few of them already, I believe - Freeze Frame and Blowback. They are the 4th and 5th book in the series. If you have 1-3 and 6, I‘d love to have them if you don‘t have someone else to send them to! ❤️ If there‘s someone else though, I can always get them from the library. I‘m definitely interested in reading more of his books. (edited) 2y
Elizabeth2 @EadieB and let me know if you need 4 & 5 back so he can read them! I can ship them to you. ❤️ You spoil me! xoxo 2y
EadieB @Elizabeth2 no he has a complete set. ok I can send you 1-3 and when he‘s done with 6 I‘ll send that too. Check with @Crazeedi as she is reading that series too. I know she already read 1-3 but she may need 6 after you finish with it. (edited) 2y
Elizabeth2 @EadieB if @Crazeedi has already read 1-3, you can send 6 to her first, and she can send to me after she‘s read it. ❤️ I love sharing books with you ladies! 2y
EadieB @Elizabeth2 ok I‘ll check with her. I actually have everything he wrote, I believe, as my husband loves his writing so we can pass them around as he finishes them. (edited) 2y
Elizabeth2 @EadieB you spoil us! 💕❤️💕 2y
EadieB @Elizabeth2 I love hunting down books and I‘m so excited my husband is enjoying them! 2y
EadieB @Eggs Just saw your post! We can send some Peter May books to you too! I have a few sets of the Trilogy. (edited) 2y
EadieB @Eggs Wrapped and mailed these books to you before the post office closed! 2y
Eggs @EadieB oh my goodness (I mean YOUR goodness) that‘s amazing! Thank you! 2y
EadieB @Eggs The package you are due to get Monday is for your birthday so I guess the books will get there by the end of the week. Happy reading, birthday girl! (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 2y
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Elizabeth2
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I‘ve reached the halfway point of my book club book, which is where we were to stop for discussion. So, I‘m picking up my #doublespin book for February, gifted to me by the lovely and so thoughtful @EadieB ❤️📚

EadieB @Elizabeth2 Did you get book 2 and 3 as you will be wanting to read the rest of the trilogy. I can send them to you if you didn‘t get them yet 2y
Elizabeth2 @EadieB yes! You sent those to me already! I love to binge read series! ❤️📚 2y
EadieB @Elizabeth2 ok That‘s good! 2y
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EadieB
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#SundaySoapbox

Blackhouse is Book 1 of The Lewis Trilogy which is excellent. The ending of this book was a complete surprise! the 3rd book, The Chessmen, also has a shocking ending!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 👏🏻📚🙌🏻 2y
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You're welcome! 2y
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Littlewolf1
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4.7⭐️ this was such a good book with a lot of interesting twist. By the end, the killer made absolute sense, though I was unable to figure it out. There are definitely some triggers to watch out for, but overall an excellent read. I look forward to continuing this trilogy.

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Alfrazier21
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I really enjoyed this round of #LMPBC 📚 This was an engrossing, while at times uncomfortable, read but one I enjoyed nonetheless. I couldn‘t put it down! I‘ll get this one in the mail tomorrow!!

@suvata @Readergrrl @Karisa @Littlewolf1

Karisa Can‘t wait! 2y
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Readergrrl
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Set on the Isle of Lewis, this suspenseful novel follows a detective from Edinburgh as he returns to his childhood home in search of a possible serial killer. Once there, he discovers that the past has a way of digging its way back into his life and that all he remembers is not as it seems and that he may have been (see below)
#LMPBC
#Round13
@Karisa
@Alfrazier21
@Littlewolf1
@suvata

Readergrrl (Con‘t) …assigned to this case for reasons he‘s only beginning to understand. I enjoyed the weaving together of the many subplots and I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. 4/5 ⭐️ 3y
vivastory I was reminded of this series listening to an old episode of WSIRN last week & hope to read book 1 very soon! 3y
Readergrrl @Alfrazier21 I just got The Blackhouse into the mail today!! Busy Thanksgiving week and then my birthday this weekend!! I added a couple of little snacky treats for you for putting up with my tardiness. I will say that The Blackhouse was a very fast read!! 2y
Alfrazier21 No worries!!! I was behind on getting mine in the mail too. Between the holidays and having two people out at work, November was a busy 2y
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EadieB
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#WondrousWednesday

 @Eggs @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. I‘d visit The Hebrides from Peter May‘s Blackhouse Trilogy

2. Today I‘m thankful for my friend, @Crazeedi and I hope she has a wonderful birthday 🎂

3. Can you play? @PageShifter @hclaird #inlovewithmyshelf @persephone1408 @tpixie @eanderson @Liz_M

eanderson Thanks for the tag!!! I agree with 1. I‘d love to visit the Hebrides too! (edited) 3y
EadieB @eanderson Shame we can‘t go together! lol 3y
PageShifter Thank you for the tag ^_^ 3y
Eggs Thanks for playing 📖🙌🏻☺️ 3y
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Readergrrl
Blackhouse | Peter May
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Hi Team! What are your thoughts on this novel? If you‘ve already read it, do let me know. I have other ideas, but this one has come highly recommended by a thriller aficionado friend.
#LMPBC
#Round13

I accidentally deleted my original post! Oops!!

Littlewolf1 Never read it so sounds good to me 3y
Alfrazier21 Never read it! Sounds interesting!! 3y
Crazeedi A great series!!!!! 3y
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Karisa Works for me! @Crazeedi Do we need to have read the others in the series first or does it work on it‘s own? 3y
Readergrrl This one is the first in a trilogy. I hope I like it enough to keep reading the others! Tartan noir can be so awesome! Hope it lives up to the hype. 3y
Crazeedi @Karisa as @Readergrrl says it's the first in the trilogy I really enjoyed the trilogy and his other series are excellent too! 3y
Crazeedi So you can definitely read as a standalone 3y
Karisa @Crazeedi @Readergrrl Sweet! Sounds like a great pick 😊 I‘m excited to read this one! 3y
Crazeedi @Karisa if you enjoy, get his other series for example 3y
Karisa @Crazeedi Oh! I have heard good things about that one. My friend was telling me to read that one too. I didn‘t put it together that it‘s the same author. I don‘t read tons of thrillers so it‘s great to have readers that know. Thank you! 🥰 3y
Crazeedi @Karisa you're quite welcome, I love sharing good authors. @EadieB turned me on to him!! 3y
EadieB @Crazeedi @Littlewolf1 @Alfrazier21 @Karisa @Readergrrl He is my most favorite author. You should join his FB page as he has videos about his books. Very interesting! (edited) 3y
Readergrrl Sounds like it‘s a done deal! Peter May it is!! So exciting! 3y
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Andrew65
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The epitome of #BlackandWhite covers for me has to be The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May. Also one of my favourite ever trilogies, and one of the most jaw dropping moments in reading for me in The Chess Men.

Very highly recommended.

#curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome covers !! 🖤📚🤍 3y
Eggs Perfection 🖤⚪️🖤 3y
Susanita Love these! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3y
Andrew65 @Susanita It is a brilliant trilogy and love island settings for books. 3y
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danni0075
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Good read. Gritty, against the beautiful scenic backdrop of Lewis. This forst book gives you all you need to know about the protagonist for future reads.

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Crazeedi
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Book 1 of the Lewis trilogy. Fin returns to his childhood town as part of an investigation into a murder that is similar to one he is investigating in Edinburgh. We get the story of his childhood and the trauma he faced in a series of flashbacks interspersed with current day. This is a great beginning to this trilogy. Thank you @EadieB for sharing!
#BookSpinBingo #13 @TheAromaofBooks
#SeriesRead @TheSpineView #stackingtheseries @audraelizabeth

MicheleinPhilly I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to the rest of the series. 👍🏼 3y
EadieB @Crazeedi @MicheleinPhilly Glad you both enjoyed it! One of my favorite series! 3y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 3y
Crazeedi @MicheleinPhilly I have the next one waiting right here!! 3y
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twinkletoes74
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Mehso-so

Took a bit of getting into and I found it quite hard work.

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MicheleinPhilly
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#StartASeries Wonderfully atmospheric although I could have done without the 50 pages of bird hunting. This was more of a character study than a procedural but I‘m looking forward to the next 2.

This is likely my final read for the year. Faves coming up!

kellock One of my favourite authors ❤ 3y
eanderson I agree, less procedural more character study. I still need to read the last book in the series. The second one is pretty good too! 3y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one! 3y
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pitou215
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I found it hard to get deeply involved in the story and then suddenly I had finished it! A bit too descriptive for me but I really enjoyed the story!

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 My Dad recommended these - we both love a good tartan noir 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Saving these for when I feel a wee bit homesick. Sometimes I (briefly) miss the cold and the wet and the long dark nights of winter. Winter in the tropics is just not the same.

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OutAndAbout
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Good mystery. A little slow but engaging enough to keep us listening to the audio on a long days drive. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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DHill
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Congratulations on your milestone, Karen! I must be “dying” for the tagged book as I‘ve listed it several times on my TBR. 🤣

#KarensGiveaway @Texreader

Texreader Thanks for entering!! 4y
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EadieB
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OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 4y
BiblioLitten Raven Black was recommended to me too. 😊 4y
EadieB @BiblioLitten Shetland is such a great series! 4y
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Bluebird
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Day 12 of #20series20days

I can thank @Andrew65 for introducing me to this phenomenal mystery series (does a trilogy count as a series? 🤔). Each book is better then the next. Great mysteries, great characters, amazing setting in the Outer Hebrides. Peter May hit it out if the park!

Andrew65 Yes I loved these, and we have been counting for series any where there is more than one book. I have chosen a few trilogies. (edited) 4y
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Susanita
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Day 8 of #20series20days takes us to the Hebrides!
The Blackhouse
The Lewis Man
The Chessmen
Also Coffin Road which isn‘t formally part of the series but takes place in the same setting and involves the cop who worked with Fin McLeod in the other books.
#Top20series

andrew61 Great photo, great series and i wasn't aware of coffin road so i will definitely look for that as i would like to return to that world if not the rock where the islanders trap birds a scene which is still vivid. 4y
Andrew65 Loved these, and Coffin Road. Book 3 in the trilogy gave me a big shock that left me reeling. 4y
Andrew65 @andrew61 Agree that Island was very vivid! 4y
Susanita @andrew61 I agree. That sequence was intense! 4y
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EadieB
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#Day2 #Top20Series #20Series20Days #LewisTrilogy #PeterMay

Peter May and his Lewis Trilogy is another favorite series of mine.

MsMelissa I enjoyed this one, too. 4y
Bluebird This is on my favorite series list too! 4y
Andrew65 A great trilogy, on my shortlist of 32! 4y
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Laughterhp I loved the first book and have the next in the series on my TBR! 4y
EadieB @Laughterhp Great news! Enjoy! 4y
andrew61 Great choice, i loved these books and won't forget in a hurry the bird collection on a rock in the sea scenes. 4y
EadieB @andrew61 Thanks! That is a scene that is hard to forget! 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf I need to read these! 4y
EadieB @irre Yes, you should! Very good series! 4y
TrishB Loved these ❤️ 4y
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Jovy
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I loved my first Peter May read! Such an atmospheric setting with complex characters and relationships that the murder mystery almost takes a backseat. I would not have picked this up if not for #Booked2020 #tartannoir. I‘m glad I did!

Cinfhen Wonderful 🙌🏻Don‘t forget you have until this Friday to post your second quarter wrap up with all the prompts you completed in order to be entered in the quarterly drawing 🎉📚❣️ 4y
Gissy Sounds interesting and the trilogy has good ratings! I need them!!!😱☺️ 4y
Jovy @Gissy Yeah, I have to go get the next two! 😀 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 4y
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 4 books this week. One was eh but the other 3 were great.

I have 2 audiobooks in progress and The City We Became from the library due back by 7/7.

#WeeklyForecast - We are going on a trip to NH for the 4th, so not sure which books I‘ll take with me. Have to start and finish the Girl Who Smiled Beads so I can finish up the Spring prompts for #Booked2020

Cinfhen So nice to get away for the Holiday weekend ❤️🤍💙Enjoy 4y
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Laughterhp
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I‘m so glad I gave this book another try! I tried it in March and couldn‘t get into it. Then I saw reviews on Litsy so tried it again and I couldn‘t put it down. I liked flashing back to Fin‘s childhood. Damn he went through a lot! I didn‘t care for all the bird killing talk, but I understood why it was in there. Such a great mystery. I‘ll definitely continue with this series.

#SummerFun - Set near water
#Booked2020 - #TartanNoir
#15Books15Weeks

sprainedbrain Yes! I was shocked by how much I loved this. 🙌🏻 4y
Andrew65 I love this whole trilogy. 4y
TheAromaofBooks I really loved this trilogy - it's definitely due for a reread! 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Sometimes it‘s just not the right time. Glad coming back to it did the trick! 4y
Cinfhen Yay for #SecondChances 😃 4y
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sprainedbrain
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This was my #TartanNoir for #Booked2020 and I am so glad! I probably never would have read it on my own, and I loved it.

The murder is gruesome (ickiest postmortem I‘ve read for years), the detective character is so well developed, the backstory is rich, the mystery and secrets are perfectly laid out, the descriptions of the Isle of Lewis are vivid—the writing overall is fantastic. It‘s dark, brutal and lovely.

Will read the others!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

amywithbooks This is a great series! His standalone books are also worth checking out. 4y
Laughterhp Oh nice! I actually own this book and have been debating on whether or not to use it for the Tartan Noir prompt. (I‘m so behind on the challenge) 4y
Cinfhen Glad you found a new potential series🖤 4y
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EadieB
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One of my most favorite authors! He‘s a wonderful storyteller! He is telling about how he got started as a writer!

I thought you would be interested - Peter May is live on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/petermayauthor/videos/316264686026191/

Carolyn11215 I got some weird guy from Houston when I clicked link? Did I miss Peter May? 4y
Andrew65 A wonderful author and The Lewis Trilogy is one of my favourite trilogies. 4y
Andrew65 @Carolyn11215 I just got Peter May from the link. 4y
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EadieB @Carolyn11215 Try it now! 4y
Carolyn11215 Lol...now I got Center for Spiritual Living. I searched for his page and found a video that was recorded live about an hour ago? 4y
EadieB @Carolyn11215 That's strange! Glad you found it! 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 Tomorrow Peter May is going to talk about The Blackhouse book and he says he never talked about it before and he will get choked up about it.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=243659013380033¬if_id=1589619921241584¬...
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Andrew65 Brilliant Trilogy! Need to listening to that, thanks for alerting me! (edited) 4y
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EadieB
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Book 6 of #7Books7Days of books that profoundly affected me. Peter May‘s description of The Isle of Lewis made me want to visit that area of Scotland. His books are mostly crime novels crafted in a way that you very rarely can guess who do it! All of May‘s books are page-turners!

Susanita Love this series! 4y
EadieB @Susanita Yes! It is a great trilogy! 4y
EadieB @Susanita Yes! Loved that one too! 4y
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TheKidUpstairs
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I picked this one up to fulfill the Tartan Noir prompt for #Booked2020. It sounded interesting and I thought some dark suspense would be a nice distraction. I'm about half way through and thus far this reads more like a drama about a man coming home juxtaposed with a coming of age tale. Where's the suspense? The murder is more like a tertiary storyline at this point. Does it get more suspense/thriller-ish?

Avanders What a disappointment... especially w a cover like that! 4y
Mitch I read this and loved the setting ( it was a pre-read before I spent a month on the island of Harris for work! Wanted to get in the mood!) but it didn‘t really offer up ‘suspense‘ .... 4y
TheKidUpstairs @Mitch it is well written, and has a sense of place, I think it's more of a disappointing marketing issue. Its branded as a tale of suspense, a detective investigating two pain by linked murders, and I'm getting almost none of that. It's too bad, and it seems a disservice to the book and the author. 4y
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TheKidUpstairs (That should say possibly, not pain by) 4y
Laughterhp Oh, that‘s good to know. I have this book and was also going to use it for Tartan Noir... 4y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Currently rereading Afterimage by Helen Humphreys, and trying to stay interested in the tagged for #Booked2020 - Tartan Noir

My last couple picks have been rereads, and I'm finding it extremely comforting to revisit books I loved years ago.

Cooking, baking, and luxuriously long showers.

#selfcareSaturday @Bianca

dylanisreading Luxuriously long showers. ❤️ 4y
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TheKidUpstairs
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I've never enjoyed reading on my phone, but I'm thankful for it now! Line up at the grocery store, but I'm able to jump on their WiFi and read some more Tartan Noir for #Booked2020! #smallblessings

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Awesomeness 💚 4y
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Macnjen

I liked this audiobook; the narration is great as is the narrator's accent. Good descriptions of the Outer Hebrides. Interesting storyline.

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TracyReadsBooks
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This was a good one. When a murder on the Isle of Lewis appears to be similar to one in Edinburgh, the investigating officer Fin Macleod is sent to determine if the cases are linked. Macleod grew up in Lewis & his return stirs up old hatreds, exposes lies & reveals secrets, as he races to find a killer. Atmospheric & brooding, the story jumps between the present and Macleod‘s childhood. It starts slow but when it really gets going—wow! Very good.

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Really enjoying this atmospheric read. Easy to get lost in the story & that‘s a great thing. I need to give a shout out to my friend who dropped off a box of delicious treats—The Child makes me smile—& just in time, too. They‘ve just announced Governor Prtizker will be holding a press conference this afternoon & issuing a shelter in place order for the state (Illinois) starting tomorrow.

A delicious, & very cute, treat with my afternoon reading.

umbrellagirl Too cute to eat! 4y
TracyReadsBooks @umbrellagirl ALMOST too cute to eat...😋😂😬 4y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Settling into some new routines as we negotiate working, studying & living at home. I‘ve taken to enjoying a coffee, some chocolate & a chapter or two after a lunch—a little quiet time in the middle of the day. I‘ve only just started the tagged book but I‘m really enjoying it. And, as the day gets cloudier & storm clouds gather, it feels like the perfect book to be reading right now. I hope everyone has a good book to keep them company!

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Next up, Murder and mystery in Scotland. Lots of love for this one on Litsy so I‘m anticipating a good read.

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book. 👍 4y
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