A ThrillerShetland Island Mysteries (Volume 2)
BUY THE BOOK
St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 04/01/2010
ISBN: 9781429990110400 Pages
The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven Black
Raven Black received crime fiction's highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel.
It's midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws an elaborate party to launch an exhibition of her work at The Herring House, a gallery on the beach.
The party ends in farce when one the guests, a mysterious Englishman, bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where he's come from. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter, and Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that the man has been murdered. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bella's musician nephew, is murdered, too.
But the detective's relationship with Fran Hunter may have clouded his judgment, for this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems.
A stunning second installment in the acclaimed Shetland Island Quartet, White Nights is sure to garner American raves for international sensation Ann Cleeves. 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.
Praise for White Nights
“Vivid...acute... With skillfully drawn characters, an engaging cop and a poignant story of past deeds resonating in the present, White Nights lays bare the dark secrets and long nights of the spirit.” —Richmond Times
“Ann Cleeves has really come into her own...[White Nights] doesn't disappoint. Cleeves perfectly captures the rhythms of life on a small Shetland island, and Jimmy Perez continues to impress us.” —Denver Post-