Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £2.48

Save £5.51 (69%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Mayfly: As Chilling as M. J. Arlidge by [Hazel, James]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

The Mayfly: As Chilling as M. J. Arlidge Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£2.48

Length: 432 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £3.47 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready

Summer Sale
Choose from over 450 books on sale from 99p. Shop now
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply


Product description

Review

James Hazel grabs you from the off and doesn't let go until the very end. This is his first novel. It's definitely not his last * Martyn Waites * A compelling mystery that has you tearing through the pages. Charlie Priest is a genius creation. He's brilliant and border-line dysfunctional but you can't help liking him. Highly recommended * James Carol, author of the Jefferson Winter series * Occasionally horrifically shiver inducing, never less than irresistible, The Mayfly is really top notch. Intelligently constructed, characters to die for and a truly sterling opening to what I hope will be a long running series. Charlie Priest. Remember the name. * Liz Loves Books * Addictive. There is something wonderfully macabre about Hazel's debut thriller. It may well be the motley crew that surrounds Priest, (who isn't exactly without his own difficulties), who entranced me . . . With this marvellous cast, Hazel's thriller certainly keeps rolling along at a cracking pace . . . I can honestly say that I haven't completed a book in such double quick time as I did The Mayfly. Having been reviewing for over twelve years now, I can sense a good thriller. You will be guaranteed to be on to a winner with The Mayfly * CrimeSquad * A compulsive and engaging read. I liked the characters, and the plot was interesting . . . A little gory, and with plenty to keep the reader guessing! * Bibliophile Book Club * Wow! What a book, I was hooked from page one and didn't put it down until I had finished it. Dark, gory and compelling . . . The characters are all good but Charlie and Georgie are two excellent and likeable people which makes you want to help them and keep them out of danger. I cannot wait until the next book * Breakaway Reviewers *

Review

James Hazel grabs you from the off and doesn't let go until the very end. This is his first novel. It's definitely not his last (Martyn Waites)

A compelling mystery that has you tearing through the pages. Charlie Priest is a genius creation. He's brilliant and border-line dysfunctional but you can't help liking him. Highly recommended (James Carol, author of the Jefferson Winter series)

Occasionally horrifically shiver inducing, never less than irresistible, The Mayfly is really top notch. Intelligently constructed, characters to die for and a truly sterling opening to what I hope will be a long running series. Charlie Priest. Remember the name. (Liz Loves Books)

Addictive. There is something wonderfully macabre about Hazel's debut thriller. It may well be the motley crew that surrounds Priest, (who isn't exactly without his own difficulties), who entranced me . . . With this marvellous cast, Hazel's thriller certainly keeps rolling along at a cracking pace . . . I can honestly say that I haven't completed a book in such double quick time as I did The Mayfly. Having been reviewing for over twelve years now, I can sense a good thriller. You will be guaranteed to be on to a winner with The Mayfly (CrimeSquad)

A compulsive and engaging read. I liked the characters, and the plot was interesting . . . A little gory, and with plenty to keep the reader guessing! (Bibliophile Book Club)

Wow! What a book, I was hooked from page one and didn't put it down until I had finished it. Dark, gory and compelling . . . The characters are all good but Charlie and Georgie are two excellent and likeable people which makes you want to help them and keep them out of danger. I cannot wait until the next book (Breakaway Reviewers)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 932 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Zaffre (4 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MTVFMV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top customer reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wowzers! This is an absolute firecracker of a debut novel that pulls together some remarkable characters, a fiendishly clever motive, some very brutal deaths and tops it off with an irreverent sense of humour that draws it together perfectly. The resulting novel, The Mayfly, introduces a former Detective Inspector, now turned successful fraud lawyer who is the original lovable rogue - a rough diamond of a man characterised by his social ineptness and dissociative disorder. The Mayfly opens deep in the midst of winter in South Wales with DCI Tiff Rowlinson attending a grotesque crime scene and a mutilated corpse discovered in a woodland glade and with the Attorney General, Sir Philip Wren himself, attending. A macabre means of death has been employed.. and despite never being gratuitously gory, it is guaranteed to stay foremost in readers minds!

Despite his many detractions, protagonist Charlie Priest is impossible not to fall for. Not in a romantic sense of the word, but if his flippant irreverence and cheeky banter do not leave readers wanting a repeat experience, then I will be staggered. The action opens with Charlie attempting, rather unsuccessfully, to pan fry lemon sole but being distracted by the arrival of an agitated and unspecified individual who attempts to to knock seven bells out of him under the misnomer that he has been received a flash drive, sent from whom and containing exactly what is left undisclosed. Leaving Priest a little worse for wear, the man heads into the night only for a sore Charlie to be visited by the next morning in his offices by the sweating and incapable ‘tool’ that is DI McEwen.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was given a copy of this book by Readers First in exchange for an honest review.
This book is set in 1946 and the present day. Charlie Priest is a policeman turned lawyer who suffers from dissociation disorder as does his brother who is a convicted serial killer.I read this book on one sitting and highly recommend it.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's taken a while to write this, because, quite simply, it's the best book I have ever read. And I know that sound trite. But without doubt, it's the book I've most enjoyed reading. Story-telling at it's finest, just as I like it. Compelling, from first to last. Fast and furious, no let up, and no disappointments either during, or at the climax. Well done sir, just about to go to your website.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
What a fantastic page turner from this new and talented author. Charlie Priest is a great character leading you through a complex story with twists and turns that leave you wanting more. As the plot progresses you get a little insight into Charlie's past making you want to learn more about him and his background. His relationship with his team and family especially William is interesting and again looking forward to see how this develops. The flashbacks to WWII give the story depth and a sinister tone throughout, building towards the thrilling ending. All in all a great start to a promising series.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Gripping from the very first chapter. Great pace and momentum maintained throughout. The central character, Charlie Priest, is intriguing - flawed, vulnerable, strong,funny. The subject matter is compelling and at times uncomfortable - but I still couldn't put it down. This book is crying out to be turned into a TV series or film. Can't wait for the next adventure!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Sorry, having read all the very positive reviews I was looking forward to reading this book. What a disappointment! I'm afraid I gave up half way through, I did not enjoy it at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Gripping & Gruesome from the start, Charlie ex copper turned lawyer with a past makes for an intriguing protagonist drawn into a shadow conspiracy stretching from 40's present day...thoroughly enjoyed & would definitely recommend...looking forward to the next.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Fantastic and gripping read.Could not out down..Unusual and well researched plot Fast paced,good characterisation with interesting and likeable lead character-Charlie Priest.Can't wait for next one.Loved striking cover design too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews

click to open popover