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Shetland Island Mysteries

Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island Mystery series is set in the most northerly community in the UK. The islands are closer to Norway than to Edinburgh and in their bleak beauty they have much in common with Scandinavia. Her books feature Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, who grew up in remote Fair Isle, and the mysteries are quiet, intense, and give an insight into the domestic and working lives of Shetland Islanders.

RAVEN BLACK, the first of the series, won the CWA Gold Dagger, and was adapted as a radio show in both the UK and Germany. RED BONES was developed into a popular TV drama and subsequently expanded into the BBC series SHETLAND.

 

  • Wild Fire
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    • Wild Fire

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 8)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Wild Fire is the much-anticipated final entry in Ann Cleeves's beloved Shetland series, which is now a hit television show starring Douglas Henshall.

      "Nothing...

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  • Cold Earth
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    • Cold Earth

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 7)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ beloved Shetland series, which is now a major success for the BBC, and available to stream in the US.

      From Ann Cleeves,...

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  • Thin Air
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    • Thin Air

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 6)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Shortlisted for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year

      In Thin Air, featuring Ann Cleeves' beloved Inspector Jimmy Perez, a group of old university friends...

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  • Dead Water
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    • Dead Water

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 5)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones,...

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  • Blue Lightning
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    • Blue Lightning

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 4)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In the fourth book of Ann Cleeves' critically acclaimed series set in the Shetland Islands, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez brings his fiancée home to Fair Isle, a birder's paradise, where strangers...

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  • Red Bones
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    • Red Bones

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 3)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 fatally is shot and Ann Cleeves's...

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  • White Nights
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    • White Nights

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 2)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award–winning Raven Black.

      In this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, the...

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  • Raven Black
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    • Raven Black

    • Shetland Island Mysteries (Volume 1)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • The basis for the hit series "Shetland" now airing on PBS.

      Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series...

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  • Shetland: The Four Seasons: Books 1-4
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    • Shetland: The Four Seasons: Books 1-4

    • Shetland Island Mysteries
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • CWA Diamond Dagger winner Ann Cleeves’s Shetland Island series has long been beloved both by fans who have been intrigued by Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the very first page, and...

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Ann Cleeves

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

Shetland and Vera are available on BritBox in the United States. An adaptation of The Long Call, the first book in her Two Rivers series, will premiere on BritBox in 2022.

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 United Kingdom.

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