Raven Black

by Ann Cleeves

Part of the Shetland Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Raven Black

Bestselling novelist Val McDermid is spot on in her quote for this cleverly crafted crime story - 'A riveting read. Ann Cleeves probes beneath the surface of a community to reveal the darkness that can fester when everyone thinks they know each other's secrets'. This one is set in the Shetland islands.  Ann is a rising talent in psychological crime writing who should not be missed.

Winner of the 2006 Duncan Lawrie Dagger.

 

The Shetland series:
1. Raven Black
2. White Nights
3. Red Bones
4. Blue Lightning
5. Dead Water
6. Thin Air

Raven Black Synopsis

It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance ...The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police 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 neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.

 

Raven Black Press Reviews

'A riveting read. Ann Cleeves probes beneath the surface of a community to reveal the darkness that can fester when everyone thinks they know each other's secrets' - Val McDermid

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781447274438
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405054720
Publication date: 03/02/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447274438
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Ann Cleeves

A letter from Ann Cleeves to our readers..... Dear Lovereading members, I first came to Shetland when I was nineteen.  I'd dropped out of university and was offered, quite by chance, the job of assistant cook in the bird observatory on Fair Isle, the most southerly island of the archipelago.  It's thirteen hours by ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland mainland and then another three hours in a horrible little boat to Fair Isle.  I thought I'd come to the end of the world.  But I arrived in spring when the lowlands were covered in flowers and ...

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