All posts tagged: Quercus Books

Book Review: Blacklight Blue

DETAILS Title: BLACKLIGHT BLUE Author: Peter May Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN: 9781681443591 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Former forensics expert and current Toulouse professor Enzo Macleod is forced to take a break from his personal and professional pursuits when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Worse, though, it seems he has become the victim of someone who is trying to destroy his life–by ruining his credit, threatening him and his family, and finally framing him for murder. With no choice but to fight back, Macleod stashes his family in a safe house and sets to work. Increasingly convinced that the cold case he’s investigating is connected to his persecution, Macleod tries to connect the dots before it’s too late to save his life and the lives of those he loves. WHAT I THOUGHT This is Peter May’s third installment in the Enzo Macleod mysteries, I read and reviewed the first installment, Extraordinary People, in 2017. This one, like the first, has an intriguing premise, and, for the most part, the story itself twists …

Extraordinary People, by Peter May

DETAILS Title: EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE Author: Peter May Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN: 9781782062080 Genre: Murder-Mystery BACKCOVER BLURB Half-Scottish, half-Italian Enzo MacLeod used to be one of the top forensics experts in Scotland, and now he lives in Toulouse, working as a university professor. Divorced in Scotland and widowed in France, he has an estranged Scottish daughter and a French daughter he has raised by himself. As if his life isn’t complicated enough, he soon finds himself unexpectedly in the hunt for solutions to some vexing cold cases thanks to an ill-advised wager about the power of forensic science. Meanwhile, in Paris, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France. Deep in the catacombs below the City of Light, MacLeod unearths disturbing clues deliberately left behind by a killer. But as the retired forensics expert draws closer to the truth, he discovers he may just wind up the next victim for his troubles. WHAT I THOUGHT I so wanted to ‘like’ EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE by …