The fifth in the Shetland series which is now the major BBC1 drama. It does stand alone but you really will enjoy it more if you are able to follow the development of the characters. We have an old islander the victim and a journalist possibly about to unearth something he shouldn’t. We’ve a new detective, a woman from the mainland, and a pretty complex plot but it is, perhaps, not one of her best. Light, chatty and a bit disjointed.
Dead Water is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series -- which is now the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, SHETLAND. When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, outside the house of the Fiscal, down at the Marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry. Markham -- originally a Shetlander but who had made a name for himself in London -- had left the islands years before. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl, Evie Watt, who is now engaged to a seaman. He had few friends in Shetland, so why was he back? Willow and Jimmy are led to Sullum Voe, the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. It soon emerges from their investigation that Markham was chasing a story in his final days. One that must have been significant enough to warrant his death ...Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones and Blue Lightning. Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series (ITV television drama VERA) contains five titles, of which The Glass Room is the most recent.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||12th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Ann Cleeves