Wild Fire: A Shetland Island Mystery (Shetland Island Mysteries #8) (Paperback)

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Wild Fire is the 8th book in the Jimmy Perez Shetland Island mystery series. Though I am a fan of the BBC/PBS show, this was the first book that I read. Wonderful depiction of insular island life, strong character development and a plot with twists and turns. What the characters are saying and what they leave out is important too for some personal situations.   I Listened to an Advanced Listening copy on Libro.FM, our audio partner.  Reviewed by Pat Fowler

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Wild Fire is the much-anticipated final entry in Ann Cleeves's beloved Shetland series, which is now a hit television show starring Douglas Henshall.

"Nothing short of riveting."—Louise Penny on Blue Lightning

"Gripping from start to finish."Booklist

"Jimmy Perez is a fine creation."Peter Robinson

The betrayal of those closest burns most of all . . .

Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life.

But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship.

With families fracturing and long-hidden lies emerging, Jimmy faces the most disturbing case of his career.

About the Author


ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television series—the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn—both of which are watched and loved in the US. Her brand new Two Rivers series will launch in September 2019, with The Long Call.

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox, and PBS, and Vera is available on Hulu, Amazon Video, BritBox, and PBS.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.

Praise For…


Praise for Wild Fire:

"A fantastic end to one of the key detective series of the past decade."—Ragnar Jonasson, author of The Darkness

"Intricately plotted and elegantly written, this installment is billed as Perez's final case. Series fans will be sorry to see the last of him."—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Compelling…Throughout the “Shetland Island” series, Cleeves lovingly depicts the Scottish island life, and this volume is no exception. Fans may be saddened but certainly not disappointed by this final installment.”—Library Journal (starred)

"The final case in this complex, character-driven series is a tour de force."—Kirkus Reviews

"Wild Fire is one of the best books in her long series. It's the perfect end for this complex character wedded to this past and this place."—Globe and Mail

Praise for the Shetland Island series:

“Nothing short of riveting.” —Louise Penny

“In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction.” —Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series

“Intricate and engrossing...offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Every bit as good as we have come to expect from Cleeves.” —Reviewing The Evidence

Thin Air is perhaps the best and most compelling in the series so far.” —Curled Up With a Good Book

"Cleeves has an unusually deft hand with characters; not one of them seems purely plot functional, and Perez's characters keeps deepening with each book."—Booklist (starred)

"Absorbing...Cleeves keeps readers guessing until the final page."—Publishers Weekly on Dead Water

"Cleeves is in her element in this extraordinary landscape, with its old croft houses and modern oil fields—and water, water everywhere."—New York Times Book Review on Dead Water

"Cleeves has an unusually deft hand with characters; not one of them seems purely plot functional, and Perez's characters keeps deepening with each book."—Booklist (starred) on Dead Water

"Absorbing...Cleeves keeps readers guessing until the final page."—Publishers Weekly on Dead Water

"...Enough to freeze the blood."—New York Times Book Review on Raven Black



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250226235
ISBN-10: 1250226236
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Pages: 432
Series: Shetland Island Mysteries