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White Nights  : Shetland Island Quartet Series : Book 2 - Ann Cleeves

White Nights

Shetland Island Quartet Series : Book 2

Paperback Published: 9th June 2009
ISBN: 9780312384425
Number Of Pages: 391

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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.

About the Author

Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She now promotes reading as Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival's reader in residence, and is also a member of Murder Squad, working with other northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

Industry Reviews

Gripping from start to finish. ""Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery." """A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation." "Gripping from start to finish." --Booklist

"Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery." --The Washington Post Book World

"A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation." --Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil Gripping from start to finish. Booklist

Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery. The Washington Post Book World

A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation. Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil

" Gripping from start to finish. "Booklist"

Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery. "The Washington Post Book World"

A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation. "Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil"" "Gripping from start to finish." - "Booklist ""Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery." - "The "Washington"" Post Book World """A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation." - Peter Robinson, author of "Friend of the Devil" "Gripping from start to finish." - "Booklist ""Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery." - "The "Washington"" Post Book World """A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation." - Peter Robinson, author of "Friend of the Devil" Unanimous Acclaim for the Shetland Island Thrillers "A riveting read." - Val McDermid, author of "The Grave Tattoo ""Chilling . . . enough to freeze the blood." - Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review ""A pleasure to read. Interesting characters, great setting, intriguing plot. . . . And the bonus when we ?nish it is that we know we've got two more to look forward to." - Reginald Hill, author of "Death Comes for the Fat Man" "Taut, atmospheric . . .will keep readers guessing until the last page." - "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A most satisfying mystery. Jimmy Perez is a fine creation." - Peter Robinson, author of "Friend of the Devil" "In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction." - Colin Dexter, author of "The Remorseful Day" "Deserves the top crime writer's prize in the United States this year. Don't miss this standout." - "Rocky Mountain News ""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"

ISBN: 9780312384425
ISBN-10: 0312384424
Series: Shetland Island Quartet
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 9th June 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36

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Ann Cleeves

About the Author


Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland.

She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

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