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Blue lightning

Cleeves, Ann, author

With autumn storms raging, Fair Isle feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. Enough to drive someone to murder ... A woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. The islanders react with fear and anger. Detective Jimmy Perez has no support from the mainland and must investigate the old-fashioned way. He soon realises that this is no crime of passion - but a murder of cold and calculated intention. There's no way off the island until the storms abate - and so the killer is also trapped, just waiting for the opportunity to strike again

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Pan Books, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1447274474, 9781447274476
Note: TV tie-in.
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2010.
Physical Description: 356 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: The Shetland series
Subject: Perez, Jimmy (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Police Scotland Shetland Fiction.; Fair Isle (Scotland) Fiction.
Series Title: Shetland series.

Author note

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She now promotes reading as Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival's reader in residence, and is also a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. Some of her other novels include the popular Vera Stanhope series, The Crow Trap,Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

Back cover copy

Murder can strike more than once . . .

Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to Fair Isle. It's a community where strangers, while welcomed, are still viewed with a degree of mistrust.

With the autumn storms raging, the island feels cut off from the rest of the world. Tension is high and tempers among the trapped islanders become frayed. Enough to drive someone to murder?

When a body is discovered, the islanders react with fear and anger. With no support from the mainland, Jimmy has to investigate the old-fashioned way. And with no way off the island until the storms abate, he knows he has to work quickly. There's a killer on the island waiting for the opportunity to strike again . . .

'A fully satisfying novel' Times Literary Supplement

'Cleeves is excellent not just on the mystery, but on the atmosphere of Fair Isle, and the effect of its strange character on the human population' Independent

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