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Raven Black

Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries

Shetland Island Mysteries: Book #1

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Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleeves' fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. Like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse or Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, Cleeves' 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 Hunter'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, Catherine'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.

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Shetland Island Mysteries Series


Raven Black
Raven Black
Ann Cleeves
White Nights
White Nights
Ann Cleeves
Red Bones
Red Bones
Ann Cleeves
Blue Lightning
Blue Lightning
Ann Cleeves
Dead Water
Dead Water
Ann Cleeves
Thin Air
Thin Air
Ann Cleeves
Cold Earth
Cold Earth
Ann Cleeves
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