Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries (Paperback)

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The basis for the hit series "Shetland" now airing on PBS.

Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves's Raven Black introduces a dazzling suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.

It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross.

The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man--loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst.

About the Author


ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind three hit television series—Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, and The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge—all of which are watched and loved in the United States. All three are available on BritBox.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She was awarded the OBE in 2022 for services to reading and libraries. Ann lives in the United Kingdom.

Praise For…


“A riveting read.” —Val McDermid

“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Deserves the top crime writer's prize in the United States this year. Don't miss this standout.” —Rocky Mountain News



Product Details
ISBN: 9780312359676
ISBN-10: 0312359675
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: June 24th, 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Shetland Island Mysteries