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Red Bones

Red Bones

A Thriller

Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 3)

Ann Cleeves

Minotaur Books

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When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find—or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and Ann Cleeves's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.

This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.

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Chapter One
Anna opened her eyes and saw a pair of hands, streaked and shiny with blood. No face. In her ears a piercing squeal. At .rst she thought she was at Utra and Ronald was helping Joseph to kill another pig. That would explain the blood,...

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Praise for Red Bones

“Excellent...As in the best traditional English village whodunits, the killer lurks among the townspeople, but his or her identity still comes as a shock.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Cleeves is expert at depicting hardscrabble island life, parental expectations and disappointments and emotionally charged silences. Thoughtful readers should give Perez a try.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Cleeves' latest mystery is travel and entertainment rolled into one.... a suspenseful read.” —RT Book Reviews

“Moody and atmospheric ... well-written tale.” —Library Journal

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In Cleeves's excellent third Shetland Island thriller (after White Nights ), Insp. Jimmy Perez investigates the shooting death of Mima Wilson, the grandmothe - Publishers Weekly

Read the Kirkus Review of RED BONES . Two deaths within a fortnight disrupt a Shetland Island archeological dig. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Ann Cleeves

ANN CLEEVES is reader-in-residence for the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and was twice shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award before winning the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Raven Black. Red Bones is her third thriller set in the Shetland Island. She lives in Yorkshire, England.

Ann Cleeves

Photo: Duncan Lawrie

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