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Raven Black: Shetland Island #1
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Ann Cleeves
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Raven Black: Shetland Island #1

Ann Cleeves


9781447274438

Pan


Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery


Paperback

400 pages

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Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance... The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police 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 neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.

By:   Ann Cleeves
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781447274438
ISBN 10:   1447274431
Series:   Shetland
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   September 2015
Recommended Age:   From 18
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British 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.


  • Winner of CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2006
  • Winner of CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2006 (UK)
  • Winner of CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2006.
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