Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312384357, 356pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiancé home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity, who had an eye for the lads, is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed. With a sensational ending destined to create much buzz in the mystery world, Blue Lightning will thrill suspense fans everywhere. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.
Praise for Ann Cleeves
"Blue Lightning is nothing short of riveting."
“Stunning… Sure to enshrine the entire series in the ranks of the unforgettable.”
--The Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Delivers a unique atmosphere and a shocking ending that is sure to please.”
"Chilling...enough to freeze the blood."
--The New York Times on Raven Black
--Val McDermid on Raven Black
“Cunning… Pulls the wool over our eyes in true Christie fashion.”
--Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse mysteries, on White Nights