Raven Black (Paperback)

Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries

By Ann Cleeves

Minotaur Books, 9780312359676, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/17/2014)
Hardcover (5/29/2007)
CD-Audio (12/8/2015)

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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.



About the Author

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times 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. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on 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 Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries

“A riveting read.” —Val McDermid

“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Chilling...enough to freeze the blood.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Deserves the top crime writer's prize in the United States this year. Don't miss this standout.” —Rocky Mountain News