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White Nights by Ann Cleeves
  

White Nights

Part of the Shetland Series
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Setting a detective novel in the Shetland Isles is a stroke of genius in itself as a close knit community such as that is the last place you would expect murder to take place. Adding to the chilling news that there has been a murder, the time of year means that nightfall never comes, hence the title of the novel and the remoteness and strangeness of the light adds to the eeriness. Perez is a great detective, intuitive and charming and slightly vulnerable. This is the second in this Shetland Quartet and it’s just a shame there will only be the four.

Shetland Island Quartet

1. Raven Black
2. White Nights
3. Red Bones

If you like Ann Cleeves you might also like to read books by Val Mcdermid, Stephen Booth and Elizabeth George.

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Synopsis

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognizes the victim – a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death.

Yet this is no desperate act of anguish, but the work of a cold and calculating killer.

As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of the small Biddista community. Then another body is found.

Perez knows he must break the cycle before another death occurs. But this is a crazy time of year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems . . .

Reviews

Unanimous Acclaim for the Shetland Island Thrillers A riveting read. - Val McDermid, author of The Grave Tattoo

Chilling . . . enough to freeze the blood. - Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

A pleasure to read. Interesting characters, great setting, intriguing plot. . . . And the bonus when we ?nish it is that we know we've got two more to look forward to. - Reginald Hill, author of Death Comes for the Fat Man

Taut, atmospheric . . .will keep readers guessing until the last page. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation. - Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil

In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction. - Colin Dexter, author of The Remorseful Day

Deserves the top crime writer's prize in the United States this year. Don't miss this standout. - Rocky Mountain News

Vivid...acute... With skillfully drawn characters, an engaging cop and a poignant story of past deeds resonating in the present, White Nights lays bare the dark secrets and long nights of the spirit. - Richmond

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About the Author

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 the seabirds were nesting on the cliffs and I fell in love with the place. I've been visiting ever since. In Shetland I learned to cook, to clip sheep and even to knit. I met my husband on Fair Isle and some of my best friends live in the islands. Shetland is bleak and bare, with a magic all of its own. I hope these books give a flavour of the place and of the preoccupations of its people. Besides telling a story that you won't want to put down...

Best wishes, Ann Cleeve

Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel for Raven Black. Her Vera Stanhope series is now a major ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

In 2017 Ann Cleeves was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger - the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2009

Author

Ann Cleeves

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
340 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780330448253

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