BookMooch logo
home browse about join login
Ann Cleeves : Raven Black

Author: Ann Cleeves
Title: Raven Black
Moochable copies: No copies available
Amazon suggests:
Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Date: 2007-05-29
ISBN: 0312359667
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Weight: 1.0 pounds
Size: 1.5 x x 2.12 centimeters
Edition: First Edition
Amazon prices:
Previous givers: 1 Kathleen (USA: MN)
Previous moochers: 1 starfishian (Canada)
1Mary Bryant (USA: AK).
Description: Product Description
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.
large book cover