Peter May – The Critic


“This is a mystery with Gaillac flavor to be savored” (Mystery Scene Magazine)

“A finely crafted and surprising mystery” (Kirkus Reviews)

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

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.

As he digs deeper for the motivation behind the shocking crime, Macleod finds that beneath the tranquil faade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community characterized by a deadly rivalry – and home to someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again to stop the investigation.

Author: Peter May
Narrator: Peter Forbes
Duration: 9 hours 56 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2010
Publisher: Quercus
Language: English

User Review:

feeling mystified

This is my 5th Peter May novel, and I just cant do it anymore. His stories are predictable and full of cheap emotional tricks. I thought that once you figured out hes trying to pull tears out of his readers for effect, you could just ignore those parts, but then I read the Critic. When he hung the puppy, I quit. What a jerk.