Ann cleeves cold earth review

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ann cleeves cold earth review

Cold Earth (Shetland Island, #7) by Ann Cleeves

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.

Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.
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Shetland author Ann Cleeves: Cold Earth and summer on Fair Isle

Cold Earth is the 7th book in the Shetland Island Mystery series. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is attending the funeral of friend Magnus Tait, body just laid to rest in the ground, when a landslide occurs and wreaks havoc in Ravenswick, Shetland.
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Thank you! The miserable winter weather has done nothing to help Jimmy get over the murder of Fran, the woman he loved. Standing at the graveside of Magnus Tait, an old friend, Jimmy and the other mourners barely escape a sudden landslide that decimates a little croft house. Although the place is supposed to be uninhabited ever since the owner died and left it to a relative in America, a quick check reveals the body of a woman. As soon as the autopsy reveals that the woman was strangled, Jimmy calls in Police Scotland in the person of Chief Inspector Willow Reeves.

Start by marking “Cold Earth (Shetland Island, #7)” as Want to Read: Ann's DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth. Ann's Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the.
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Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez of the Shetland police is attending the funeral of an old friend when a sudden land slip smashes through a croft in its path. Arnold Taylor is a retired Examinations Board Officer, amateur writer and even more amateur bridge player. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez of the Shetland police is attending the funeral of an old friend when a sudden land slip smashes through a croft in its path. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez of the Shetland police is attending the funeral of an old friend when there is a sudden land slip close to the grave site. It virtually demolishes a house in its path which is assumed at first to be unoccupied. It is not certain that she was living there and identification of the body proves difficult.

The book opens with a natural disaster. 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 is found the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. When it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house, Jimmy feels duty-bound to find out who she was, and how she died. But the house holds few clues — just two photos and a handwritten letter which begins My dearest Alis ….

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