Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleevesâ€™ fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. LikeÂ Colin Dexterâ€™s Inspector Morse or Peter Robinsonâ€™s Inspector Banks, Cleevesâ€™ new detective, Inspector Jimmy Perez, is a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands.
It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunterâ€™s eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross.
The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man---loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherineâ€™s neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst.
Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.
Author : Ann Cleeves
ISBN : 0312359667
Language : English
No of Pages : 384
Edition : First Edition
Publication Date : 5/29/2007
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.7x5.9x1.3
Book weight : 0.01
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