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Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning

A Thriller

Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 4)

Ann Cleeves

Minotaur Books

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Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiancé home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity, who had an eye for the lads, is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed. With a sensational ending destined to create much buzz in the mystery world, Blue Lightning will thrill suspense fans everywhere. 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.

Blue Lightning

Chapter One

Fran sat with her eyes closed. The small plane dropped suddenly, seemed to fall from the sky, then levelled for a moment before tilting like a fairground ride. She opened her eyes to see a grey cliff ahead...

Praise for Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning is nothing short of riveting.” —Louise Penny

“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.” —The New York Times on Raven Black

“Riveting.” —Val McDermid on Raven Black

“Cunning… Pulls the wool over our eyes in true Christie fashion.” —Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse mysteries, on White Nights

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Ann Cleeves

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television series—the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn —both of which are watched and loved in the US.

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on Hulu, Amazon Video, BritBox and PBS.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.

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