Blue Lightning: A Thriller

Front Cover
St. Martin's Press, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
17 Reviews

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.


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

This 4th installment of Ann Cleeves Shetland Island series takes place on Fair Isle home of the Perez family. I loved the smallness of the island and the dreary, rainy weather is the perfect ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels set in the Shetland Islands. Detective Jimmy Perez arrives on Fair Isle, where he was born, to introduce Fran Hunter, his ... Read full review

Selected pages


Chapter Four
Chapter Eight
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentythree

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

ANN CLEEVES was twice shortlisted for the Dagger Award before winning the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Raven Black. She lives in Yorkshire, England.

Bibliographic information