The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award–winning Raven BlackIn this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not... show more
The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award–winning Raven BlackIn this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he’s found dead. Set in midsummer, the book captures the unsettling nature of a landscape where the sun never quite sets and where people are not as they first seem.
Publish date: June 9th 2009
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 ...