Peter May

Interviewed 21 March 2015

Peter May

Peter May is the author of the Lewis trilogy, the China thrillers and the Enzo Files, as well as several standalones. He was born in Scotland and worked as a television scriptwriter, producer and script editor before quitting TV to focus on novels. Chinese crime writers made Peter an honorary member of the Chinese Crime Writers’ Association – the only Westerner to receive such an accolade. He now lives in France.

Books by Peter May

A Silent Death

When a British drug trafficker living in Spain is exposed and his girlfriend killed, he vows revenge on the policewoman involved. Investigator John Mackenzie is sent from the UK to help out.

Reviewed on 11 April 2020 by Chris Roberts

Cast Iron

Forensic expert,Enzo Macleod is reviewing the murder of a 20-year old girl, another French cold case that stretches back half a lifetime.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Killing Room

American pathologist Margaret Campbell returns to China, this time to Shanghai, to assist the police when they discover a mass grave containing butchered women.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Fourth Sacrifice

American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell assists the Beijing police in their investigation into a series of beheadings.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Fire Maker

Forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell makes a visit to Beijing to give a series of lectures, but is soon involved in a live police case when a man is set alight in a local park.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Chris Roberts


Five young Scots run away to swinging 60s London. Their adventure turns sour when they find few people can be trusted and favours always expect returns. Fifty years later three return to solve a mystery killing.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by John Cleal

Extraordinary People

Former forensics expert Enzo Macleod is determined to get to the bottom of a series of unsolved murders. First up is the disappearance – and presumed death – of a man who went missing in Paris 20 years ago.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Entry Island

A murder is committed on a remote island off the Canadian mainland – and appears to be linked to events in Scotland over a century earlier.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Jude Evans