The Critic (The Enzo Files) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a £0.36 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Critic (The Enzo Files) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Critic: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files) [Paperback]

Peter May
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
RRP: £7.99
Price: £5.59 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
You Save: £2.40 (30%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 24 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £5.59  
Audio, CD --  
Audio Download, Unabridged £9.35 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Trade In this Item for up to £0.36
Trade in The Critic: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.36, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

3 July 2014 The Enzo Files (Book 2)

The Enzo Files: Book Two.

GAILLAC, SOUTH-WEST FRANCE.

A bottled-up secret.

Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine.

A code to crack.

For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews - which could make or break a vineyard's reputation.

A danger unleashed.

Enzo finds that beneath the tranquil façade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community riddled with rivalry - and someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again.


Frequently Bought Together

The Critic: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files) + Extraordinary People: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files) + Blacklight Blue: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files)
Price For All Three: £15.03

Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; 1st Edition Thus edition (3 July 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1782062092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782062097
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

"Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth" New York Times

Peter May is the multi award-winning author of:

- the award-winning Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland;
- the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell;
- the Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France;
and Entry Island (January 2014, Quercus UK) the latest of several standalone books.

He has also had a successful career as a television writer, creator, and producer.

One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than 1000 credits in 15 years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.

Born and raised in Scotland he lives in France.

After being turned down by all the major UK publishers, the first of the The Lewis Trilogy - The Blackhouse - was published in France as L'Ile des Chasseurs d'Oiseaux where it was hailed as "a masterpiece" by the French national newspaper L'Humanité. His novels have a large following in France. The trilogy has won several French literature awards, including one of the world's largest adjudicated readers awards, the Prix Cezam.

The Blackhouse was published in English by the award-winning Quercus (a relatively young publishing house which did not exist when the book was first presented to British publishers). It went on to become an international best seller, and was shortlisted for both Barry Award and Macavity Award when it was published in the USA.

The Blackhouse won the US Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel at Bouchercon in Albany NY, in 2013.


Product Description

About the Author

Peter May was an award-winning journalist at the age of just twenty-one. He left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series and accruing more than 1,000 television credits. He lives in France.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In vino veritas... 25 Feb 2012
By FictionFan TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The second book in May's Enzo Files series (the first is Dry Bones) sees Enzo Macleod tackle another unsolved murder. Wine expert Gil Petty was missing for a year before his body turned up during the grape harvest in the Gaillac region of France. Enzo is soon to discover that Petty's is only one of several disappearances in the region - and it looks like someone wants to stop his investigation by any means available.

This plotline gives May the opportunity to delve into the whole subject of wine making and tasting and he does so with a gusto that suggests it might be a favourite subject! As always May's in-depth research shines through - the reader gets a real sense of the whole industry surrounding wine making, tradition fighting with technology to survive in a cut-throat market.

I am a big fan of May's books but I have to admit to preferring both his early China thrillers and his current excellent Lewis trilogy to the Enzo Files series. I find his habit of frequently dropping in French words distracting - although it's usually obvious from the context what they mean I find it breaks the flow of reading. Also, Enzo himself is not my favourite May hero. A middle-aged man, he seems to be surrounded by women who find him irresistible while he seems obsessed by their, shall we say, physical charms. His relationship with his daughter Sophie also doesn't ring true - does a 20-year-old really sit on her Daddy's knee and regularly cover his face with kisses? Yeuch!

Despite these criticisms, the plotting is good, the descriptive writing excellent and I feel considerably more educated about the subject of wine than I was before. Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage May a tale of wine and intrigue 9 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A great story set amongst the vines, you cam almost taste the wine it is well researched and what fun peter may must have had learning about the tastings. Enzo is a great quirky character loved the book and all the series.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The critic by Peter may 30 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great reading kept you Interested to the very last page would recommend others to read it you won't want to put it down
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 24 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A great read. Could hardly put it down. Peter May manages in create a really exciting story while showing a great knowledge of France and wine. Believable characters too.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read 7 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This again met all my expectations, another excellent book in this series. The storyline twists and turns as it unfolds and the amazing descriptions really bring the places, characters and winemaking to life. Looking forward to the next book
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reader 31 May 2012
By reader
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Vintage Corpse. Easy to read a good flow of words. But what a waste of wine!
You think you knew who the killer was, but in the end it was not him at all. I do hope this person who is trying to kill Enzo do not succeed, Keep up the good work It is hard to find a good enjoyable read. Thank you Peter May.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Critic 14 Feb 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A fantastically well written murder mystery with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested. It was also great fun reading about the Gaillac area as it's where we have a holiday home!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down 2 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mr May does it again. I have read quite a few of his books now and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
Enzo is a great character, and the plot as always has enough twists to keep it interesting.
A great read and even better for anyone who loves France.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very much enjoyed these books, started reading on recommendation of a friend after a visit to Lewis
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
If you like thrillers and detective novels this guy is tops
Published 10 days ago by Robert Green
5.0 out of 5 stars PETER MAY, THE NAME SAYS ENOUGH.
AS WITH ALL PETER MAY ANOTHER BRILLIANT BOOK. MAKES YOU FEEL YOU ARE THERE WITH THE ACTION.
ANOTHER PAGE TURNER.
Published 10 days ago by TREVOR PEARSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Firsy class books.
Another excellent book by Peter May. The first of his books I found, were his Scottish trilogy, and all very good. The Enzo files are going the same way. Read more
Published 15 days ago by romeo69
5.0 out of 5 stars Who'd be a critic?
Another story full of twists and turns and a great deal of knowledge of wine making.
Published 16 days ago by G. J
5.0 out of 5 stars A Scotsman named Enzo
An engrossing story about a Scotsman gone almost native in Paris, solving crimes. Nuff said!
Published 18 days ago by Syxiepoo
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
livraison rapide et en bon état.
Published 27 days ago by LUI
5.0 out of 5 stars Another awesome read, excellent characters that move through the...
Another awesome read,excellent characters that move through the series.The plots keep you glued to the page,and you just want to read and read. Read more
Published 27 days ago by GRANTY
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
i like it and my wife likes it
Published 27 days ago by BROOKY SENIOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 28 days ago by mrs ma snook
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback