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    • Wild Fire

    • A Shetland Island Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The betrayal of those closest burns most of all.... Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful continuation of this series

    • By wisconsinclark on 09-08-18
    • A Shetland Island Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Raven Black

    • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,735

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

    • By Mark on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • White Nights: A Thriller

    • Shetland, Book 2
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Picked up where last one left off...

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Red Bones

    • A Thriller
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying

    • By Chalis on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Glass Room

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered, and Vera’s neighbor is found with a knife in her hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By CM on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Thin Air

    • A Shetland Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • weird pauses throughout

    • By JEN MONTI on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Cold Earth

    • A Shetland Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique Setting and Characters

    • By Chalis on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dead Water

    • A Shetland Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric mystery

    • By Julie Jones on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Crow Trap

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 976

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Wait

    • By Marina on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $40.59

    • Telling Tales

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fabulous book to listen to

    • By Gigi on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Blue Lightning: A Thriller

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally unput-down-able! More please!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $21.73

    • The Seagull

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent and now inmate John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-'90s, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This might be the best Vera Stanhope book so far!

    • By Kathi on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Hidden Depths

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Ann Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But now, Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their private lives, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed. And all the while the killer remains in their midst, waiting for an opportunity to prepare another beautiful, watery grave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You Ann Cleeves

    • By Chalis on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Harbour Street

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never guessed the ending

    • By Susan S. on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Silent Voices

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vera enemy better in print(voice)!

    • By Walter G Sutton III on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Moth Catcher

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much More Than A "Procedural"

    • By Chalis on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Wild Fire

    • Shetland, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case.

    Regular price: $22.57

    • The Crow Trap

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

    Regular price: $25.63

    • Raven Black

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man – loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.

    Regular price: $23.34

    • The Seagull

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By sally earl on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $22.06

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