Outstanding Praise for Raven Black "A fine and sinister psychological novel in the Barbara Vine style. Cleeves is part of a new generation of superior British writers."-The Globe and Mail (Canada)"A riveting read."-Val McDermid, author of A Place of Execution"Beautifully constructed .... show more
Outstanding Praise for Raven Black "A fine and sinister psychological novel in the Barbara Vine style. Cleeves is part of a new generation of superior British writers."-The Globe and Mail (Canada)"A riveting read."-Val McDermid, author of A Place of Execution"Beautifully constructed . . . brings alive the tensions in a place where everyone knows everyone else and nothing can be forgotten. Raven Black is lively and surprising."-Times Literary Supplement (UK)"Ann's characterization is worthy of the best writers in the field. . . . Rarely has the sense of place been so evocatively conveyed in a crime novel."-Daily Express (UK)"With a cast of well-drawn and convincing characters and an unexpected conclusion, Raven Black is the perfect novel to while away the long winter evenings by the fire."-The Tribune (UK)"Raven Black shows what a fine writer [Cleeves] is . . . accomplished and thoughtful."-The Sunday Telegraph (UK)"Cleeves is a very good writer-strong on atmosphere, plot and people."-The Times (UK)
Publish date: June 24th 2008
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Shetland (#1)
A young girl is found dead in a field and the police begin questioning everyone in an effort to find out who did it and why. The community was sure it was an old man who lived alone and was a bit "daft". He was questioned after another girl went missing 8 years earlier but that girl's body was nev...
When it was first published, ten years ago, "Raven Black" was an award-winning book that was seen as breaking new ground in crime fiction by virtue of evoking the atmosphere of the (almost crime-free) Shetlands and creating a more-than-typically reflective, low key but passionate, main character in...
bookshelves: winter20092010, britain-scotland, published-2006, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, fraudio Read from January 23 to 24, 2010 Dramatisation by Iain Finlay MacLeod of the crime novel by Anne Cleeves, set in Shetland during midwinter. Detective Jimmy Perez, a native of Fair Isle, ...
Did not like the mystery whatsoever. Wanted to put it down but I was interested in where the author was taking me. Unfortunately, it was somewhere I didn't want to go. Final verdict: Not sure I'll pick up the next one in the series (update: though I haven't picked up another one in this series, I ...
Couldn't get in to this one.
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