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Entry Island

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel
Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Now Peter May takes us to a small island off the coast of Quebec with an emotionally charged new mystery.

When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montreal.

Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home. Covered in her husband's blood, the dead man's melancholy wife spins a tale for the police about a masked intruder armed with a knife.

The investigation appears to be little more than a formality - the evidence points to a crime of passion, implicating the wife. But Sime is electrified by the widow during his interview, convinced that he has met her before, even though this is clearly impossible.

Haunted by this strange certainty, Sime's insomnia is punctuated by vivid, hallucinatory dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away, dreams in which he and the widow play leading roles. Sime's conviction soon becomes an obsession. And despite mounting evidence of the woman's guilt, he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professional duty he must fulfill and the personal destiny he is increasingly sure awaits him.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-62365-663-X / 978-1-62365-663-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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December 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-78206-220-3 / 978-1-78206-220-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-68144-508-5 / 978-1-68144-508-3 (USA edition)
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Entry Island: Winner of the ITV Specsavers Best Crime Thriller Read of the Year
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-78206-223-8 / 978-1-78206-223-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-84866-966-6 / 978-1-84866-966-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Entry Island (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-4712-6104-2 / 978-1-4712-6104-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-78206-221-1 / 978-1-78206-221-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio CD

Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-68144-206-X / 978-1-68144-206-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
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2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
ISBN: 1-4712-5890-4 / 978-1-4712-5890-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
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December 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Entry Island
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Entry Island: Winner of the ITV Specsavers Best Crime Thriller Read of the Year
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


December 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Entry Island: Winner of the ITV Specsavers Best Crime Thriller Read of the Year
Author(s): Peter May
Publisher: RiverRun
Availability: Amazon CA