Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

Book Recommendation: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

Book Recommendation: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

 

Red Bones (2009) is book number three in the Shetland Island series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez by bestselling 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

In 2006 Ann Cleeves was the first winner of the prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award of the Crime Writers' Association for Raven Black, the first volume of her Shetland series. In addition, she has been short listed for a CWA Dagger Awards - once for her short story The Plater, and twice for the Dagger in the Library award, which is awarded not for an individual book but for an author's entire body of work.

Ann was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Sunderland on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a crime writer. In December 2018, this was followed by an honorary award of Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt) from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in recognition of her contribution to the world of literature and crime writing.

On 26 October 2017, Ann Cleeves was presented with the Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers' Association, the highest honour in British crime writing, at the CWA's Dagger Awards ceremony in London. Presenting Ann with her award, Martin Edwards, Chair of the CWA, said: "It's a lifetime achievement award, and above all it recognises excellence in writing. But it also recognises a significant contribution to the crime writing world. And nobody can deny that Ann Cleeves' contribution has been magnificent."

 

Books by Ann Cleeves

 

Goodreads Review of Red Bones

An island shrouded in mist and a community with secrets buried in the past . . .


When a young archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains, the island settlers are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery?

Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident in the middle of the night. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson.

The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations.

Surrounded by people he doesn't know and in unfamiliar territory, Jimmy finds himself out of his depth. Then there's another death and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again . . .

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • February 02 2020 07:29PM

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Good morning Roy. So much fiction. So little time. Read on my friend. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Good morning, Roy... Ann Cleeves knows how to weave a story that captures you from the first page and keeps you there till the last.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 6 months ago

Ann Cleeve's "Red Bones" sounds like a great read for detective bookworms out there, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Roy, sounds like another author I need to add to my list when book shopping!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 6 months ago

This is an interesting book I might have to check out. Thank you for sharing Roy!

Posted by Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions (KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC) 6 months ago

Thank you for your wonderful suggestion.  It is now on our list.  Wishing you a great rest of the day...I have already put in a day's work started at 4:00 AM, and I am going to keep going until dinner time.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

Hi Roy,  This sounds like  a fantastic read.  Apparently, my wife has read the first book in this series.  She's planning on reading more - maybe I'll check it out as well.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 6 months ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

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