NOVELIST Peter May will be in Corbridge on Monday to talk about his new novel, the third in a trilogy set on the Scottish island of Lewis.
In The Chess Men, which follows The Blackhouse and The Lewis Man, we find former cop Fin Macleod running into old friends on the beautiful Hebridean island.
The discovery of a body and a plane at the bottom of a lake starts a murder hunt, with the plot moving backwards and forwards through the decades and a long-buried secret coming to the surface.
May, a Glasgow-born former journalist, does a good job of evoking old memories from Macleod’s misspent youth.
The constant shuttling between the present day and the mystery’s roots stops the story building up a head of steam until the very end, where several twists are crammed into the final pages, but it’s an enjoyable story and fans of the first two books will love it.
The author, pictured, will be at the Tea and Tipple Café, Market Place, Corbridge, at 7pm on Monday. For inquiries tel: Forum Books on 01434 632931.