Cold Earth

Cold Earth

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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. 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.
Publisher: London :, Macmillan,, 2016
ISBN: 9781447278184
9781447278214
1447278216
Branch Call Number: MYS F CLE
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 25 cm

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kayc_dana
Apr 06, 2019

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fpsutka
Mar 31, 2019

I really enjoyed reading this novel but I found the ending (the reveal of the murderer's name) a little simplistic and surprising. However I will continue to read Cleeves' works.

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fangger
Jan 27, 2019

Another in the Jimmy Perez series. A good read.

Good read for vacation but a bit slow moving.

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beetlebaily
Jun 03, 2018

nice read. Shetland series with det. Jimmy Perez. Formula book, but well written and easy to read.

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fred98115
Jan 14, 2018

A landslide destroys a Shetland house which is thought to be abandoned. A woman's body is found in the debris. and her death was not accidental. Jimmy Perez, local law enforcement, investigates. Well written mystery.

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Memawrayne
Jan 04, 2018

A little too many characters and plot twists for my old mind to keep track of. I am still going to read another one of the books to see how it goes.

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capitalcity
Sep 25, 2017

As is evident, Cleeves has bifurcated the Shetland series: the initial 'color' Fran phase, to wit, Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning; the subsequent 'classical element' post-Fran phase, namely, Dead Water, Thin Air, and just published, Cold Earth. One need not be a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy to hazard a guess as to the key term in the next Shetland series novel's title. By the way, the latest offering is an average, but quite readable, whodunit.

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MillieBT
Jul 31, 2017

A landslide on Shetland Island buries a house and a dead body is pulled from the rubble but the landslide didn't kill her and so begins the latest Ann Cleeves mystery...good read!!!!!!

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brangwinn
Jul 04, 2017

I’ve not read the first 6 Shetland Mysteries. More background into the characters would have been helpful, but it also makes me want to read the others in the series. Character development is excellent and the mystery was intriguing. If nothing else was accomplished while reading this mystery, I noew want to visit the Shetland Islands

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