Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery

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Macmillan, Feb 18, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
17 Reviews

Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface. In Dead Water, a triumphant continuation to her Shetland series, Ann Cleeves cements her place as one of Britain's most successful crime writers.

  

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Perfect length and satisfying ending. - Goodreads
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Review: Dead Water (Shetland #5)

User Review  - Jimajima9 - Goodreads

The idea of a detective yarn, set in a foreign locale, is doubly attractive. Jo Nesbo has the Harry Hole character. Deborah Crombie has a UK university locale. Stieg Larsson has purple tattoos ... Read full review

Review: Dead Water (Shetland #5)

User Review  - Clare O'Beara - Goodreads

A Shetland lad who became a journalist and went to London to work, returns to the islands for a visit and is murdered. There are murky depths with a past fling with a girl who is now about to marry, a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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About the author (2014)

ANN CLEEVES writes two series of traditional mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit TV series. The Vera Stanhope books have been made into the hit series “Vera” starring Brenda Blethyn and  The Shetland novels feature Inspector Jimmy Perez and are being filmed by the BBC and titled “Shetland.” Raven Black, the first Shetland novel, won the CWA Gold Dagger. She lives in England.

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