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The Critic Peter May

The Critic By Peter May

The Critic by Peter May

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In the second of the cold-case series, a murder mystery in a vineyard serves Enzo Macleod a perfectly chilled conundrum.

The Critic Summary

The Critic: A tantalising cold-case murder mystery (Enzo 2) by Peter May



An unsolved case.

Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine.

An un-cracked code.

For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews - which could make or break a vineyard's reputation.

An uncorked criminal.

Enzo finds that beneath the tranquil facade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community riddled with rivalry - and someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again.

The Critic Reviews

A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable * Mail on Sunday *
A wonderfully complex book -- Peter James, on Entry Island
He is a terrific writer doing something different -- Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer -- Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling -- Kate Mosse
Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence * Guardian *
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth * New York Times *
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years -- Boyd Tonkin, on the Lewis trilogy * Independent *
Lyrical, empathetic and moving -- Alex Gray
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships * Sunday Times *
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization -- Barry Forshaw * Independent *
Dark, exciting and atmospheric * Scotland on Sunday *
Powerful and authentic * Glasgow Sunday Herald *
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought * Irish Times *
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending * Tangled Web *
Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed * The Good Book Guide *
He is a terrific writer doing something different. -- Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse
Peter May is an author I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times *
Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday *

About 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. He is the million-selling author of the Lewis trilogy and the China thrillers; standalone novels including Entry Island, Runaway and Coffin Road; and the Enzo Files - which were first published in the UK by Quercus across 2014 and 2015.

The sixth and final instalment in the Enzo series, Cast Iron, will be published in hardcover by riverrun in January 2017.

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The Critic: A tantalising cold-case murder mystery (Enzo 2) by Peter May
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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