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Book Recommendation: White Nights by Ann Cleeves

Book Recommendation: White Nights by Ann Cleeves

 

White Nights (2008) is the second thriller in the Shetland Island series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez by award winning English crime writer Ann Cleeves. I enjoyed this novel and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books. 

 

Ann Cleeves

Ann's books have been translated into twenty languages. She's a bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany. Her novels sell widely and to critical acclaim in the United States. Raven Black was shortlisted for the Martin Beck award for best translated crime novel in Sweden in 2007. It has been adapted for radio in Germany - and in the UK where it was a Radio Times pick of the day when it was first broadcast Radio adaptations of Raven Black and White Nights have both been repeated. Nine series of Vera, the ITV adaptation starring Brenda Blethyn, have been shown in the UK and worldwide, and it has been confirmed that a tenth series will follow; there have also been five series of Shetland, based on the characters and settings of her Shetland novels.

In the autumn of 2016, Ann celebrated the publication of 30 books in 30 years.

 

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Goodreads Review of White Nights

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.

 

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