The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven BlackRaven Black received crime fiction’s highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel.It’s midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing... show more
The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven BlackRaven Black received crime fiction’s highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel.It’s midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws an elaborate party to launch an exhibition of her work at The Herring House, a gallery on the beach.The party ends in farce when one the guests, a mysterious Englishman, bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where he’s come from. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter, and Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that the man has been murdered. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bella’s musician nephew, is murdered, too.But the detective’s relationship with Fran Hunter may have clouded his judgment, for this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems.A stunning second installment in the acclaimed Shetland Island Quartet, White Nights is sure to garner American raves for international sensation Ann Cleeves.
Publish date: September 16th 2008
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Shetland (#2)
New to my bucket list - go to Shetland In a small community, a strange newcomer shows up at an art exhibit opening. While admiring the art he suddenly becomes very emotional and makes a big scene. He claims he doesn't remember who he is or where he is from. Later, he is found hanging from the raft...
When a body is found hanged it's not suicide but murder and when another body is found it makes things even more complicated. In a small village there are not a lot of suspects and Jimmy Perez and Taylor have to search through the evidence and red herrings to find the truth.Strangely the second boo...
I can't really review this book as successfully as I'd like because I listened to the BBC radio dramatisation of it, which was significantly shorter than the actual book; it was only an hour long, whereas the unabridged audio recording was over ten hours. The reason I choose the radio dramatisation ...
bookshelves: radio-4, summer-2011, mystery-thriller, britain-scotland, play-dramatisation Read from June 30 to July 02, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** Saturday Play - Crime drama set in Shetland at midsummer. A stranger brings trouble to a small village.Dramatised for radio by Iain Finlay MacLeod.Blub...
An enjoyable read but not quite as good as the previous book in the series Raven Black. The highlights of this book for me were the Shetland Island setting and the author's insight into how insular communities work and are affected by crime. I found the ending to be a bit abrupt though and perhaps ...