Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Book Recommendation: Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Book Recommendation: Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

 

Cold Earth (2016) is book number seven of the eight book Shetland Island series featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez by international best selling English crime writer Ann Cleeves. Dolores and I have enjoyed this series and highly recommend these books 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. Ten series of Vera, the ITV adaptation starring Brenda Blethyn, have been shown in the UK and worldwide, and it has been announced that series eleven begins filming in April 2020; there have also been five series of Shetland, based on the characters and settings of her Shetland novels, and another two have been confirmed.

In the autumn of 2016, Ann celebrated the publication of 30 books in 30 years. Her latest book is The Long Call, the first in a new series set in North Devon.

 

Books by Ann Cleeves

 

Goodreads Review of Cold Earth

In 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.

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • February 27 2020 04:13PM

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Good morning Roy. Still finishing the Jack Swyteck series by James Grippando. The, who knows! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

I haven't read in awhile....This one sounds interesting though

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 3 months ago

My to-read list of Ann Cleeve books seems to get longer by the week, Roy!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing! I don't have as much time to sit and read but have just added Raven Black (book 1) to my audio book library.

Posted by Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions (KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC) 3 months ago

Shetland Island books in order:

Raven Black (2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Nights (2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Bones (2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Lightning (2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Water (2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thin Air (2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Earth (2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Fire (2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Roy,

Like Nina stated, my list is getting longer and longer.  Wishing you a great Monday.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 3 months ago

Ann Cleeve's seventh book, "Cold Earth," sounds like a great read for her fans, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

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