Cold Earth

Cold Earth

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WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DIAMOND DAGGER AWARD 2017Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez.NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIESIn the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.PRAISE FOR ANN CLEEVES"Cleeves is quietly carving out a reputation as the new Queen of Crime" Sunday Mirror
Publisher: London : Macmillan, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781447278184
Branch Call Number: CLEE
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 24 cm


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Good read for vacation but a bit slow moving.

Jun 03, 2018

nice read. Shetland series with det. Jimmy Perez. Formula book, but well written and easy to read.

Jan 14, 2018

A landslide destroys a Shetland house which is thought to be abandoned. A woman's body is found in the debris. and her death was not accidental. Jimmy Perez, local law enforcement, investigates. Well written mystery.

Jan 04, 2018

A little too many characters and plot twists for my old mind to keep track of. I am still going to read another one of the books to see how it goes.

Sep 25, 2017

As is evident, Cleeves has bifurcated the Shetland series: the initial 'color' Fran phase, to wit, Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning; the subsequent 'classical element' post-Fran phase, namely, Dead Water, Thin Air, and just published, Cold Earth. One need not be a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy to hazard a guess as to the key term in the next Shetland series novel's title. By the way, the latest offering is an average, but quite readable, whodunit.

Jul 31, 2017

A landslide on Shetland Island buries a house and a dead body is pulled from the rubble but the landslide didn't kill her and so begins the latest Ann Cleeves mystery...good read!!!!!!

Jul 04, 2017

I’ve not read the first 6 Shetland Mysteries. More background into the characters would have been helpful, but it also makes me want to read the others in the series. Character development is excellent and the mystery was intriguing. If nothing else was accomplished while reading this mystery, I noew want to visit the Shetland Islands

May 04, 2017

This latest Jimmy Perez mystery should make Northerners from any continent feel right at home with the dismal early spring rain, mud and general discomfort. Then there's the discomfort of most of the characters with their life situation and each other. The amount of time spent with Jimmy, Willow Reeves and other characters giving us their perspective on their relationships and emotional status together with the dismal weather detracts from the solution of the murders. The number of suspects made it a good puzzle, but some of their situations were left hanging at the end, which was unsatisfying. I like Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves, and will continue to follow them, but hopefully the next book will not be set in the spring rain and muck and more time will be spent on clues and other pertinent details.

Mar 03, 2017

Really loved most of this book but ending was very disappointing.

Feb 03, 2017

Very good indeed. Ann Cleeves knows her Islanders.This one is a landslide, literally. Nothing is as it seems but it's all quite simple really once everything is factored in. It will make an excellent addition to the TV series.

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