White Nights by Ann Cleeves
A Thriller (Shetland Island Thrillers)

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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. 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.


About Ann Cleeves

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ANN CLEEVES is reader-in-residence for the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and was twice shortlisted for the Dagger Award before winning the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Raven Black, the first in the Jimmy Perez series which also includes White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. Vera, the television show based on the Vera Stanhope series, is now filming its third season. It is available to stream on Netflix. Ann Cleeves lives in Yorkshire, England.
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 412 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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In Dagger-winner Cleeves's uneven second installment in her Shetland Island quartet (after Raven Black ), Insp. Jimmy Perez sees a stranger sobbing in front

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Brit Cleeves is a skilled mystery writer who leads readers along one path, dropping clues here and there, only to throw a curve ball at the last minute.

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Summary: Two years ago, Ann Cleeves won the Crime Writers Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel for Raven Black, the first in this four-novel sequence.

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After Raven Black where readers experienced the darkness of both the days and moods of a Shetland winter, Cleeves now takes readers to the long days of summer filled with daylight late into the nighttime hours.

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By jonSun, 11/16/2008 - 19:54.

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