A young girl is found strangled on a beach. Magnus, accused in the disappearance of another young girl several years earlier, is the number one suspect but Inspector Jimmy Perez doesn’t want to jump the gun. Set in the Shetland Islands, Ann Cleeves weaves a wonderfully dark and intimate mystery befitting of the environs. If you like In the Woods by Tana French, you’ll love Raven Black! - randy (And the follow up, White Nights, is great too!)— From Mystery
The basis for the hit series "Shetland" now airing on PBS.
Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.
Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.
“A riveting read.”
“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.”
---Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Cleeves’s taut, atmospheric thriller will keep readers guessing until the last page.... Chilling.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Deserves the top crime writer’s prize in the United States this year. Don’t miss this standout.”
---Rocky Mountain News