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  • Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died.

    Cynthea Corlett says: "Wonderful Return to Shetland"
  • Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet | Ann Cleeves

    Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

    E. says: "Defective Production"
  • White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2 | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    In this second audiobook of the Shetland Quartet to feature Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead, wearing a clown's mask.

    Amazon Customer says: "Totally input-down-able! More please!"
  • Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's midsummer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

    JEN MONTI says: "weird pauses throughout"
  • The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

    Marina says: "Worth the Wait"
  • Red Bones: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (366)
    Story
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    When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot, and Ann Cleeves' popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.

    L. O. Pardue says: "I Feel Like I have Been to the Shetland Island"
  • Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5 | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Linda K. Baker says: "Great"
  • The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane - a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths - and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures.

    Chalis says: "Much More Than A "Procedural""
  • Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Charlie Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    When Inspector Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals bruises around the victim's throat, and Vera quickly realizes she has a murder on her hands.

    C. Telfair says: "Long Live Vera"
  • Blue Lightning: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Totally unput-down-able! More please!"
  • Harbour Street: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Harbour Street: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revelers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the jostling crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped due to the bad weather, and the other passengers fade into the swirling snow, Jessie notices that one lady hasn't left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed.

    Susan S. says: "Never guessed the ending"
  • Too Good to Be True | Ann Cleeves

    Too Good to Be True

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death?

    Charmaine says: "Too good to be true"
  • Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7 | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.

  • A Lesson in Dying | Ann Cleeves

    A Lesson in Dying

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Simon Mattacks
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    Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe'en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn. Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn, and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness.

  • Come Death and High Water | Ann Cleeves

    Come Death and High Water

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Was it a case of murder by committee at The Gillibry Island Bird Obsevatory Trust? The members of the executive committee had gathered for an amiable weekend of serious bird-watching. They had hardly expected Charlie Todd, who owned the island, to announce that he planned to sell it. A sale would mean the end of the observatory.... When, the next morning, they found Charlie dead in a bird hide, their pleasant September weekend assumed a dangerous new face.

  • Red Bones | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

    ACT1 says: "Enjoying Ann Cleeves"
  • White Nights | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    (28)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
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    Midsummer in Shetland: the time of year when the birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. An unknown Englishman turns up in tears at an art exhibition hosted by Bella Sinclair. He claims not to know why he is there or even his own identity, and the evening ends in farce and confusion. The next day he is found dead, hanging from a rafter in a boathouse, a sinister mask on his face. When a local musician is also found murdered, Detective Jimmy Perez becomes convinced that the killer is local.

    Tracey says: "white nights"
  • Blue Lightning | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to the Fair Isles to introduce his fiancée, Fran, to his parents. Challenging to live on at the best of times, with the autumn storms raging, the island feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, the islanders react with fear and anger.

  • Thin Air | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
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    A group of old university friends travel to Unst to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen a ghost.

  • Dead Water | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred. Markham had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland?

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