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THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE CHINA THRILLERS
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021
'Enzo MacLeod is one of the most unusual crime solvers I have ever met' BookBrowse
'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May' New York Journal of Books
In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house. The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart.
Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train - one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown.
And Enzo's investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders - the Mona Lisa.
The Night Gate spans three generations, taking us from war-torn London, the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Berlin and Vichy France, to the deadly enemy facing the world in 2020. In his latest novel, Peter May shows why he is one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction.
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In May's unoriginal seventh and final mystery featuring Enzo Macleod, once Scotland's leading forensic investigator but now living in France (after 2017's Cast Iron), Magali Blanc, a forensic archaeologist, persuades Enzo to help in examining the remains of a Luftwaffe officer, with a bullet hole in his skull, unearthed near a medieval village. When he arrives, he's surprised to see police cars and an ambulance parked closed to Magali's excavation site. The gendarmes are investigating the recent murder of a well-known Parisian art dealer, whose presence in the village is puzzling. The officer in charge of the case asks Enzo to look over the crime scene. Chapters concerning the historic murder, told from the viewpoint of a French spy, alternate with those focusing on Enzo's contemporary case. The resolutions of both inevitably collide, with May offering yet another tale of Nazi art theft. Pages of dialogue that give little or no new information provide padding. Series fans will enjoy Enzo's last hurrah, but this isn't the place to start for newcomers.