Entry Island

Entry Island

Book - 2014
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When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on a remote island 850 miles away, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, ©2014
ISBN: 9781623656638
Branch Call Number: MAY
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 09, 2017

"Entry Island" by Peter May was quite a decent mystery set in the Magdalen Islands and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The locations provided an evocative and atmospheric background to a strange murder investigation.

Feb 04, 2017

A compelling read from beginning to end. The modern mystery is very well sustained but the historical aspect gives one of the best descriptions of the experiences endured by those on Scottish estates with The Clearances who were shipped out to Canada. Grim doesn't even come close.Peter May's research is impeccable and he writes with complete understanding, bringing this sorry chapter of scottish history vividly alive through all his characters in a way that non fiction could never do.

Nov 16, 2016


Oct 31, 2016

I enjoyed this mystery set in Quebec--actually a small island off the coast. Intriguing and compelling; definitely a must for May's fans.

Mar 13, 2016

Great mystery set in Quebec on a small island in the St. Lawrence Gulf. This is the first Peter May book I’ve read. I enjoy books that introduce me to different cultures and geography. Not only is the mystery interesting to the very end, but it’s also a personal history for the narrator who examines his heritage of immigrants who came from Scotland.

Feb 10, 2016

Like the Lewis trilogy -this book is full of travels back in time. May does this better than most. I enjoyed the back story much more than the "present day" part of the story but overall an enjoyable read.

coroboreefarm Nov 12, 2015

This interesting new entry from the author of the Lewis Trilogy, is set in dual times and places. I enjoyed it for its mystery story set in modern times on The Magdalene Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and for its twinned story, set on the Isle of Lewis during the time of the Highland land clearances. Peter May is a favourite author of mine, and one whom I feel is not well known enough in North America. Not in the strictest sense a pure mystery, as are the books of The Lewis Trilogy, nevertheless, this book entertains with its combination of mystery, crime, historical fiction and romance.

May 05, 2015

May's previous trilogy located on the Isles of Lewis had many good points but, while the Magdalene Island descriptions and writing are good. this novel failed. Essentially, a clicheed Victorian Harlequin-style romance is superimposed on a modern Harlequin romance. Yuk.

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