Book Series

Shetland

White Nights

White Nights

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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.   The Shetland series:1. Raven Black2. White Nights3. Red Bones4. Blue Lightning5. Dead Water6. Thin Air

eBooks of the Month
Wild Fire

Wild Fire

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Wild Fire is the eighth, and final book, in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez. Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, an English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is facing the most disturbing investigation of his career. Is he ready for what is to come?

Raven Black

Raven Black

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Introducing Inspector Jimmy Perez. Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall. A remote community with a killer in their midst . . . On New Year's Day 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. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The body is found close to the home of a lonely outcast and local suspicion falls firmly on him. But when Inspector Jimmy Perez insists on broadening the search for suspects, a veil of distrust and fear is thrown over the entire community. As the case develops Perez finds himself peering deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. Also available in the Shetland series are White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.

Red Bones

Red Bones

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2021

The third Shetland novel featuring detective Jimmy Perez. Sometimes the dead won't stay buried . . . When a young archaeologist uncovers a set of human remains, the island settlers are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident in the middle of the night, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations. Surrounded by people he doesn't know and in unfamiliar territory, Jimmy finds himself out of his depth. As the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Perez must dig up old secrets to reveal the truth . . . Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2021

The fourth Shetland novel A remote island on lockdown. A killer on the loose . . . Shetland detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to Fair Isle to introduce his fiancee to his parents. With the autumn storms raging, the island is cut off from the rest of the world. Then a woman's body is discovered at the renowned bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. Perez has no support from the mainland and must investigate the old-fashioned way. He soon realizes that this is no crime of passion - but a murder of cold and calculated intention. There's no way off the island until the storms abate - and so the killer is also trapped, just waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series, filmed as the major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. Ann Cleeves will be donating her royalties from the sale of this edition of BLUE LIGHTNING to support the Fair Isle Bird Observatory.

Thin Air

Thin Air

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves's bestselling Shetland series - now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's disappearance than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that many years later someone would kill to protect it? Continue the gripping mystery series with Cold Earth and Wild Fire.

Cold Earth

Cold Earth

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The seventh Shetland novel The darkest secrets are buried deepest . . . In the black days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of peaty water and mud smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez becomes obsessed with finding out her identity and what she was doing there. Then it emerges that she was already dead when the landslide hit the house and Perez finds himself with a murder investigation to solve. Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

Dead Water

Dead Water

Author: Ann Cleeves Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The fifth Shetland novel A journalist working a story. Now his murder is a headline . . . When the body of a journalist is found in a traditional Shetland boat, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up the investigation. Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed and he decides to help the inquiry. Originally a Shetlander, the journalist had left the islands years before to make a name for himself in London, leaving a scandal in his wake. He had few friends in Shetland, so why was he back? When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that he was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface. One that must have been significant enough to kill for . . . Dead Water is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.