Shetland Island Mysteries
About this Series
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.