I had a fabulous first event of the day with the talented and fascinating Peter May, chaired by Brian Taylor.
Although I was 40 minutes early the queue was winding its way amongst the tents till it met itself at the other end. The anticipation and chat amongst the crowd were infectious.
It was a brilliant hour that I didn’t want to end. Peter May was funny, interesting and very engaging with the audience. There were so many people who wanted to connect with Mr May by asking him a question.
Peter May told the audience that he had finished his much loved Enzo Macleod series. He felt that he liked to finish up whilst the characters still had their sparkle. Peter’s next novel has three female protagonists and this was a different and refreshing challenge for him to write. Mr May expressed that when he has a good fit with a character he feels like a shorthand typist with the voice of the character dictating the story to him.
Mr May touched briefly on the translations differences of his books after a question from the audience. We learnt that he has two, one of which makes the sentences longer and more ‘French’. whereas the other really keeps to Mr May’s style of writing.
A very entertaining hour, a new author for my TBR. I cannot wait to dive into the Lewis trilogy.
THE GIRL IN THE LAKE
In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains – bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.
THE MAN ON THE CASE
No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case – the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve.
THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie’s murder, he opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.
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