Video published on December 27, 2013.
In this short video Peter explains how he wanted to write about the controversial Clearances of the 18th and 19th Century while writing a contemporary crime thriller.
Entry Island tells the story of Detective Sime Mackenzie who is investigating the murder of the Island’s wealthiest residence. The investigation itself appears little more than a formality. The evidence points to a crime of passion: the victim’s wife the vengeful culprit. But for Sime the investigation is turned on its head when he comes face to face with the prime suspect, and is convinced that he knows her – even though they have never met.
Haunted by this certainty his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away. Dreams in which the widow plays a leading role. Sime’s conviction becomes an obsession. And in spite of mounting evidence of her guilt he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professonal duty he must fulfil, and the personal destiny that awaits him.
Grave Descend & Binary by Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe
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