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Raven Black - Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet-logo

Raven Black - Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet

Ann Cleeves

Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleeves' fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. Like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse or Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, Cleeves' new detective, Inspector Jimmy Perez, is a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man---loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst. Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut. 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.

Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleeves' fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. Like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse or Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, Cleeves' new detective, Inspector Jimmy Perez, is a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man---loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst. Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut. 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.
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Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleeves' fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. Like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse or Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, Cleeves' new detective, Inspector Jimmy Perez, is a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man---loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst. Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gordon Griffin

Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:43