Shetland Island
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  • 2
    White Nights | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    Midsummer in Shetland: the time of year when the birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. An unknown Englishman turns up in tears at an art exhibition hosted by Bella Sinclair. He claims not to know why he is there or even his own identity, and the evening ends in farce and confusion. The next day he is found dead, hanging from a rafter in a boathouse, a sinister mask on his face. When a local musician is also found murdered, Detective Jimmy Perez becomes convinced that the killer is local.

    Not a good choice

    Thought I'd give this a try even though I wasn't impressed the last Ann Cleeves book. I thought this one might be better, If anything this is worse. T..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 June 2013 by xxx (england)
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    Red Bones | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
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    An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

    A simple start to mayhem!

    I will be listening to the story again. We were kept guessing right up until the final moments to see who was the culprit!

    Reviewed on 28 January 2015 by Charlie (Perth, Australia)
  • 4
    Blue Lightning | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    Overall
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    Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to the Fair Isles to introduce his fiancée, Fran, to his parents. Challenging to live on at the best of times, with the autumn storms raging, the island feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, the islanders react with fear and anger.

    SLOW oh so very slow....

    this was a very SLOW story -- it seemed very dragged out - with the denouement repeated in case we hadn't got it. Did not enjoy the performer, acce..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 May 2013 by xxx (england)
  • 5
    Dead Water | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    Overall
    (325)
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    When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred. Markham had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland?

    Fabulous characters, pace and atmosphere

    This is the fourth in the Shetlands quartet, and each one has been a gem. The characters are carefully drawn, avoiding cliché, and the sense of island..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Catherine (newark, United Kingdom)
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    Thin Air | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
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    (409)
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    A group of old university friends travel to Unst to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen a ghost.

    Easy listening

    Thought I'd give this a go after listening to some other Ann Cleeves books which were very good.

    Compared to my usual twisted complicated plo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 November 2014 by Lucy (Ramsgate, United Kingdom)
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    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7 | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water 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. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.

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  • Too Good to Be True | Ann Cleeves

    Too Good to Be True

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death?

    "Shetland" thriller.

    I enjoyed this book and I think fans of the Shetland series will do as well. It's well narrated by Kenny Blyth whose Scottish accent adds authority t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 November 2016 by John Doe (Somerset, UK)