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Raven Black
Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet | Ann Cleeves
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Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers. Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.
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jenniferw88
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I'm very proud of this entry for #chillingphotochallenge, as not only did I spell #october in book titles, I only used #teamslaughter's genre! 🤣🤣🤣 @Clwojick

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I've tagged the book you can't see.

marleed That‘s so cool! 1mo
Clwojick Ohhhh! I love this idea! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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EadieB
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Crazeedi I just borrowed my first ann cleaves. Now I have to add this on to my tbr!!! 1mo
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Cathythoughts
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Pickpick

Raven Black has been on my kindle for so long .... so delighted to finally read Ann Cleeves ... I loved this murder mystery, & the characters, and the setting !! The setting , Shetland .. I‘m looking forward to the next in the series.

TrishB I started this series a while ago - read 2 so far! 3mo
eanderson I really need to read this! I‘ve had the book for a long time but for whatever reason still haven‘t picked it up. 3mo
Melissa_J I‘m in the same boat as @eanderson ! I have read a few of Cleeves‘ Vera Stanhope books though, and enjoyed them. 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Yessss! 👏❤️ 3mo
batsy Sounds good! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s so good 👍🏻I‘m heading straight into the 2d one 3mo
Lizpixie One of my favourite series👍 3mo
Cathythoughts @eanderson I know ! I was the same ... it turned out to be such a good read 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Melissa_J oh ! Vera Stanhope 🤔... interesting, must look those up 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It was so good Jessie 👍🏻 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻👍🏻really good 3mo
Cathythoughts @Lizpixie I can see why 👍🏻 Sooo good 3mo
emmaturi I have read all 8 books! They are great. TV series is also great! 3mo
Cathythoughts @emmaturi I don‘t know the telly series. Must be fab 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
emmaturi Yes it is, would recommend it! 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I have the first three books in the Shetland Island Mystery series to be read.

#LetsTravelAugust #Scotland

Cathythoughts I‘m reading Raven Black at the mo .... I‘m loving it & I think you will too 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Glad you‘re loving it! I hope to read this series soon. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3mo
Eggs Shetland is my binge tv choice 💗 3mo
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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

This novel is the first in the Shetland Island series and it quickly became one of my favorite books! When the body of a young girl is found, suspicions immediately fall on the town outcast but did he really do it or is there a murderer running loose in a small town?

I fell in love with the setting of this novel and the characters. I just couldn‘t put it down and I can‘t wait to pick up the second in the series!

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was really good. Unfortunately I already saw it on Shetland, so no surprises.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Some #birds titles sitting on my shelves.

#springintoreading

Blueberry Anna and the Swallow Man ♡ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale 💗💗 7mo
vkois88 Great picks 7mo
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Tamra
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Pickpick

This audio book was good escapism, even if bleak. I‘m pretty sure I‘ve seen the TV series, but I want to revisit for the visuals.

The snow is getting a tad ridiculous now. Today is super windy -maybe it will blow off the deck??? 😜🤞🏾 There is no opening the doors to shovel it even if we were motivated.

TheBookHippie The wind is nuts I‘m hoping it blows all the snow in the lake 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
AmyG Wow! 9mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie we can always dream. (But I‘m not holding my breath. 😆) 9mo
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Cathythoughts Oh great ! I have this on kindle & am keen to read it 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll like it. 🤞🏾 9mo
Cathythoughts I think I will too! Also she highly recommends a book I just finished & was excellent 9mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts ohhh, that looks entertaining! 9mo
Cathythoughts As you are snowed in , I hope you are safe & stocked up with food & fuel & books 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you! 😁📚 9mo
CouronneDhiver Yep, that‘s a lot! 9mo
JacqMac That‘s too much. Send some back. 😝 9mo
Tamra @JacqMac 😂 What is the return policy on snow anyway? 9mo
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booksandsympathy
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I have watched the first three seasons of Shetland last year, so I remembered some of the story and about 50 pages in, remembered who the murderer was. That didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying this book. The show isn't completely faithful to the book, especially as far as character timelines go, and I'm really looking forward to continuing the series and reading all the backstory for the main characters.

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Andrew65
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#Raven Black is one of my favourite series, the Shetlands Series by Ann Cleeves. IA good start in this book but the series only gets better as you get to know the lead, Jimmy Perez. Sadly the last book in the series has just been published. 😢
#BlackCatChallenge

RadicalReader @Andrew65 love both covers of this book the one you posted and the one on Litsy‘s description of the raven‘s wings forming the V in the title 13mo
eanderson I have had this book for a while now... I really need to read it! 13mo
Andrew65 @eanderson I love the series and would make my list of top 20 series. 13mo
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Andrew65 @RadicalReader All the covers throughout the series are great. 13mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 No you didn‘t... 😜 now you need to let me know your top 20! 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Will Need to give that some thought. 😂😂 Will let you know. (edited) 13mo
Tove_Reads Still waiting for your top 20... 11mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Totally slipped my mind. Will pull it together and let you know by Christmas. 11mo
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booksandsympathy
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So excited to FINALLY get this from the library. I requested it a few weeks ago, along with the second book in the series. I've had the second book for two weeks now, just waiting for the first to come in. It's rainy from the hurricane, so it'll be perfect weather to read this when I get home from work.

Texreader Stay safe! 14mo
MellieAntoinette Can‘t wait to hear what you think! Be safe! 14mo
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Laru79
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Pickpick

My first Ann Cleeves, read in advance of going to see her talk in a fortnight about the last in this Shetland series. I really enjoyed this, had no idea who dunnit at all - either she writes a really good book or I was oblivious, it could be either or both!! The weather and a pretty remote place are just as important characters. I‘ll definitely work my way through the series (and watch the tv version too!)

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DGRachel
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Mehso-so

Well, I finished it. I know I‘m in the minority, and maybe it‘s just my current mood, but I didn‘t enjoy this first book in the Shetland series. While I am a fan of procedural mysteries, I am apparently not a fan of procedurals heavily built on small town secrets. I can see why others like it. The writing was good and I did not guess the solution early, but I still feel dirty. 😔

Andrew65 Sorry you didn‘t enjoy it more! 😣 1y
DGRachel @Andrew65 I actually feel really guilty. I wanted to love it because I know you and @TrishB both do, but I just struggled. I almost bailed and really only finished because I switched to audiobook for a few hours today to make some progress. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
TrishB I always say not all the books are for everyone 💕 and sometimes there‘s no rhyme or particular reason for not liking! Though you definitely have a reason 😁 move on and enjoy something else! 1y
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Andrew65 @TrishB @DGRachel That is the power of books, amazing how we can all relate differently to books, even when we have other books out there we agree we all love. 1y
LiteraryinLititz So this series was recommended to me by a co-worker (not someone who I know super well) and your review is making me wary. If I like mystery/thrillers but not ones that are really graphic, should I skip it? Like I can‘t read some of Gillian Flynn‘s books. 1y
DGRachel @LiteraryinLititz I‘ve never read Gillian Flynn, so I can‘t compare the two, but there wasn‘t anything gory or really graphic. My issue was the motivations of characters, the small town dirty secrets and pervy characters, not any particular violence. You should be fine on that score. 1y
LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I‘ll give it a try and see how it goes. 1y
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DGRachel
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Struggling with this one a bit - on page 140. Part of the problem is my mood, I know, but the other part is the small-town skeevy underbelly feel. It‘s got the same feel to it as the mini-series Broadchurch, and I hate the family secrets and pervy male characters. It‘s sad and dirty and I feel like I need a shower with bleach and will still never be clean again. Do I power on or do I bail?

howjessreads POWER ON. I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ this series. 1y
Reviewsbylola Everything you described is right up my alley! I don‘t know what that says about me. 😂😂😂 1y
DGRachel @Reviewsbylola 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 1y
minkyb I was in a pervy male characters! 😝 1y
BlameJennyJane It is a fun series... pervs and all. Lol 1y
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DGRachel
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Only took me two weeks to get to the grocery store. These wafer cookies are my reward. Fingers crossed that they taste as good as they look. Evening plans-make progress in this library book and shovel cookies in my face, because I‘m a grown up dammit and I eat my feelings. 😂

Jinjer 😂😂😂Oh man! I wish I had a cookie!!!! Were they tasty???? 1y
DGRachel @Jinjer They‘re alright, but the chocolate tastes a bit funny. I may need to break into the other cookies I bought, even though I was saving them for work. 1y
Jinjer Phooey! How‘s the book? 1y
DGRachel @Jinjer So far, pretty good. I‘m not very far along, yet. It‘s been a day, so I have had trouble focusing. 1y
QuietlyLaura Those cookies look so good! Too bad they didn‘t taste the best. 1y
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CherylRussell
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Started this one. Problem? I started this because of the TV show Shetland and so far, while I read the show plays in my head. So, I‘m guessing the ending isn‘t going to be a surprise. 😜🤣

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DGRachel
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Starting this library book tonight while #Bailey keeps me company. #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #SundaySnuggles

This is a #blameitonLitsy book, particularly @TrishB and @Andrew65 😘😘

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 🤞😬 No pressure 😂😂😂 1y
Booksnchill A litten sent this to me as well! 1y
DGRachel @Andrew65 I figure it‘s a safe bet since it has the seal of approval of two people I really trust and the description seems right up my alley. 😊 If I don‘t like it, I promise not to hold it against you. 😂😂 1y
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Leftcoastzen If I ever met Bailey , I would have to give her a hug! 1y
CherylRussell I have this waiting for me via library download. 🙂 1y
Andrew65 @DGRachel The series only gets better as it goes on as well! 😊 1y
minkyb Yet another item I own and have yet to read! Enjoy. 1y
TrishB Enjoy 💕 I‘ll be ready for the second one soon! 1y
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mollyk
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Ok

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jberos
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Pickpick

Excellent mystery...in large part because the villain isn't easily guessed at until the very end. First in a series, so I will definitely reading more. This series is the basis for the Shetland tv series on Netflix.

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radiancelis
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Really enjoying this so far!

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TrishB
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Pickpick

Great first book in a series 👍🏻 enjoyed the setting, the detective and the characters. Didn‘t guess the ending - will definitely read more!

MicheleinPhilly This is on super sale for Kindle right now. Buying it! 1y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly we can always do with a new series! I think I brought the first three on kindle sale too 😁 1y
MicheleinPhilly Right??? Because I don‘t have enough series. 😬😉 1y
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TrishB @MicheleinPhilly exactly 😘 1y
Lizpixie Woohoo! Another convert🙌🙌 #oneofusoneofus 1y
emmaturi Oh i love this series! 1y
TrishB @emmaturi I think I‘m going to! 1y
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TrishB
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When you get a glow from a book 😁😁

Cathythoughts Woooo hooo Go Trish. The centre of your universe 💕💕💕 1y
Velvetfur Yay! 👍 1y
arlenefinnigan 💜💜💜💜💜💜 1y
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wtimblin I think the correct spelling of the greatest city is 'Manchester'... 1y
TrishB @wtimblin can‘t argue with the printed word 😁 1y
wtimblin @TrishB Haha, fair one. I work in Liverpool and I begrudgingly agree 😀 1y
TrishB @wtimblin 👍🏻😁 1y
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TrishB
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Early morning train reading 😁 on way to University open day in Durham with my daughter. It‘s going to be a long day!
My daughter picked the last book this month- it‘s a new series to me and I know it‘s much loved by @Lizpixie and @Andrew65

Cathythoughts Have a great day ! 1y
maich Enjoy😘 1y
Lizpixie I hope you love it as much as I do! The series keeps getting better from book to book. There‘s a new one out in August I think.👍 1y
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Andrew65 @Lizpixie So do I and in my opinion it only gets better as the series progresses. Enjoy Durham 😊 1y
TrishB @Lizpixie @Andrew65 really enjoyed the first one 👍🏻 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB That‘s great! 😊 1y
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Dragon
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Pickpick

I watched the Shetland tv series on Netflix last year. I finally read the first book in the Shetland novels. The location and the people were as interesting as the mystery. An unusual police officer, an insular community and a murder investigation , some twists and some romance - an enjoyable read.

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ruskigurl16
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Pickpick

Moody, dark and atmospheric. I've described a favorite book like this before. But this truly fits that description. The ending shocked me. I was NOT expecting such a plot twist, and was reading the last pages with bated breath. Absolutely well done. And highly recommended. #nospoilers #mysterylover
😱❤️💯📚🐛

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Andrew65
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Mystery and Suspense is my favourite genre, so for #MysteryNovel have chosen the first book in six of my favourite crime series by six of my favourite female mystery authors. How could I just choose one! I strongly recommend all these series, The top three are set in the U.K., the others in the US! #ReadingWomenMonth

TrishB Reading 2 of these series. Have one on the tbr but not heard of the others. More for the tbr! 1y
Blaire I went through a big Tess gerritsen phase a few years back. I also love this genre. 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB Which are the ones you haven‘t heard of? I would imagine Danielle Ramsay is one of them. 1y
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Andrew65 @Blaire I need to get back to her, only up to book 4 of the series. I can bore on this genre! 😂😂😂 1y
Bianca I'm reading the Tess Gerritsen series. So good. 1y
ephemeralwaltz The Surgeon looks interesting;!! Stacked. 1y
Andrew65 @ephemeralwaltz I loved The Surgeon, a great start to the series! 1y
Andrew65 @Bianca I would wholeheartedly agree. 1y
Blaire Just looked back at goodreads...looked I also stopped at book 4. Sometimes I need a break from the really grisly stuff. It‘s been 5 years since I‘ve read one!! I also pace myself through all these series. 1y
Andrew65 @Blaire Me too. I have now finished the Danielle Ramsay and Karin Slaughter series, but that is partly because they are short series. Still reading the other 4, in fact currently reading book 9 in the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths and about a year or two since I read the last one. 1y
Bookzombie I haven‘t read any of the top row so far. I have the last Rizzoli & Isles to pick up and the last Grant County to read too. I just finished the most recent in Linda Castillo‘s series. Well until the new one comes out in July. 1y
TrishB Yes not even heard of Ramsay! 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB I enjoyed her books, there are 5 in the series and they are set in the NorthEast ofEngland, in Whitley Bay. (edited) 1y
Andrew65 @Bookzombie I do recommend the U.K. based ones, the top line. 1y
Bookzombie @Andrew65 I will definitely check them out. I keep saying I want to finish/catch up on series I already started first but it seems never ending. 😄 1y
Andrew65 @Bookzombie A lifetime and more‘s work! 😂 1y
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MMFinck
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Seemed a little on the slow side for a thriller. Perhaps it‘s actually better characterized as a mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the twists. I can see why it it became a series on BBC.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need a recommendation for July, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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ruskigurl16
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Diving in, and I'm excited. #currentlyreading ❤️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez is set in and around Shetland Islands, on the #north east of Great Britain.
#readingresolutions

Andrew65 Love the Shetland series. 1y
Lizpixie The new one comes out in September j think👍 1y
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Lizpixie
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#LitsyClassics #MayLovesClassics #day7 #Setting My favourite place to read about is the land of heather, lochs & mountains.I love all of Great Britain but Scotland is my souls home.I love the Scottish Islands, the Orkneys, Hebrides & the amazing Shetland Islands.Just their names are awesome,Unst,Yell, Bressay & don‘t forget the smallest inhabited island, Fair Isle.It‘s my biggest dream to go there before I die, or my soul will after.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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EadieB
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Ann Cleeves is another of my favorite Scottish authors. Raven Black is the first book of her Shetland Mystery series. She is also famous for her Vera Stanhope series. Both series have been made into BBC TV series. In Raven Black, the past of the Shetland Islands is brought up with the arrest of Magnus Tait for the murder of a teenage girl. It‘s very difficult to guess the killers in her books. You start suspecting all until the end is revealed.

Andrew65 Typical Ann Cleeves, Everyone seems a suspect! Love the Shetland Series - one of my favourites. Much prefer these to the Vera series. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 I like the Shetland series more than Vera too! (edited) 2y
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Melli

I blame litsy for my new book discoveries and my renewed love for library ebooks

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melissa.drake
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An enjoyable listen. The narrator had just the right amount of Scottish brogue - enough to add to the sense of setting but not so much as to make it difficult to understand him.

The plot wasn't wildly twisty and unpredictable, but the characterization along the way made the final reveal believable.

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Cathythoughts
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Just got this on kindle ! 99p #99ponKindle

erzascarletbookgasm That was quick! 😁 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I know ! I took a notion , & saw 99p 🤷‍♀️ done deal ! 2y
eanderson I have this book... I should read it soon! 😳 2y
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Cathythoughts @eanderson yes it sounds really good. I have a good few to get to first tho. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Andrew65 That‘s a great series and a great deal! 👏 starts off well and the series only gets better. What‘s not to love! 2y
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 I‘ll let you know when I get there 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts I can‘t wait to hear, then you need to get hold of the tv series (although I‘ve only seen clips of the series on YouTube) (edited) 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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The first of the Shetland Island series.
#marchinbooks #setonisland

Lizpixie Enjoy! I love all of her books👍❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻stacking 🙏🏻 2y
Andrew65 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ What a series! 2y
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts Cathy, you just have to read them. 😊 2y
Cathythoughts Well , if I have to then that‘s a mighty recommendation ! Stacked with intent to read soon 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻I may do a little shopping this morning 😉 (edited) 2y
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amiekreger
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this slow burn of a mystery.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I really enjoyed this one! Strong writing and a denouement I didn't see coming! Interesting to see how they've mashed up the books in the series... I definitely want to read the rest of the series and check out her other books as well.

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amiekreger
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Looking forward to starting this series.

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wallacereads
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Pickpick

Since I fell way behind yesterday, I woke up early to get a jump on my reading. I had heard of this series and after finishing the first book I am so excited for the rest! #24in48

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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So thanks to Litsy, I started watching Shetland the TV show and got the first book in the series for a few dollars. I was actually reading Kristin Lavransdatter on Kindle but it was my eldest's 5th birthday week with the party later today, and yet I had to work every night, so I was a bit stressed out and in the mood for a lighter read. They certainly seem to drink a lot of whisky in Shetland 😊

Andrew65 I love this series, currently Reading Cold Earth. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I'm really enjoying this one so far, @Andrew65 ! 2y
Andrew65 @MommyWantsToReadHerBook The good news is that in my opinion the series only gets better. I‘m about a third of the way through Cold Earth and loving it! 2y
BarbaraJean I loved the series... still need to pick up the books! Good to hear you‘re enjoying them. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean I've only watched the first "season" and I see the second one is Raven Black - but the events in Red Bones follow on Raven Black - huh? Almost done with this one, then I guess I'll watch the show and see if they've somehow changed some events or what ? 2y
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BookwormM
Pickpick

Solid 3 ⭐️ murder mystery

Book 1 in the Shetland series

I thought I had the murderer worked out but I was wrong which was a pleasant surprise.

I like the remote island setting where everyone knows everyone and the scenery is beautiful.

The central police character Perez is endearing and I look forward to seeing how the character develops.

Ole I really like the Shetland series very much. 😊 2y
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Grrlbrarian
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There are only two ways you can tell this is a 46-year-old‘s dinner rather than a four-year-old‘s dinner: 1) Some of my food is touching; 2) My book has no pictures in it. #whoneedsadulting

Aims42 Your dinner looks delicious!!! 2y
msford88 Are those dinosaurs? 😂 2y
Grrlbrarian Why yes, @msford88 they are. Because dinos just taste better 👌😉 2y
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msford88 @Grrlbrarian I wholeheartedly agree! 2y
Kaye 😁 Funny. Your food is touching. 2y
Grrlbrarian @Kaye true though isn‘t it. The poppets never like their food to touch! 👍 2y
Daisey I still usually don‘t like my food to touch! 2y
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Grrlbrarian
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I went to the library for one DVD and one book. In my defense, though, it IS snowing pretty hard. ☺️

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! #NiceStack! #Jenga 2y
LiteraryinLititz Seems perfectly reasonable to me! 2y
RainyDayReading This happens to me way too often 🙈 I just need one book, 13 books later... 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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WOW! Didn't see that ending coming. Can't wait to read the next one in series. Now I really want to go to Shetland. 🚢 #travelgoals

EvieBee I am really feeling her! I started the Vera Stanhope series, but can‘t wait to read these. I have been loving the show, though. 2y
julesG I'm intrigued. 2y
Andrew65 @EvieBee I like the Vera Stanhope books, but love the Shetland books. 2y
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Andrew65 The good news is they only get better in the series, and know what you mean about the ending. 2y
EvieBee @Andrew65 I‘m thinking of reading them both simultaneously! Crazy. But I need more Cleeves in my life. 2y
Andrew65 @EvieBee Not a bad thing to wish for they are great books, and both series are very different. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Brodies Famous (says so on the label; must be true)Edinburgh tea in my cup. It's the closest thing I had to the Shetland Island setting of my book. Is there a Shetland tea? 🤓 #whatimreadingnow
#afternoontea #intheglasshouse #socksunday #booksandtea

valeriegeary These socks look so cozy! 2y
Andrew65 Love the Shetland Series, one of my favourites. Not quite the tea you meant, but how about this link for a flavour of the Shetlands! http://www.shetland-library.gov.uk/documents/AnnCleevesrecipesSept2016.pdf 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrew65 Ooh! Thank you! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @valeriegeary I have 3 pair. Got them on clearance for $1 😁 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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The bright side of having a cold is getting to stay in bed and read. I've made a serious dent in my TBR. I've finished a Big Book - All Clear by Connie Willis. Completed my #LitsyAtoZ, read several short stories, and will probably finish this library book today.
#teaandbooks 🤧

Andrew65 A great series that only gets better from this first book. 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrew65 I'm really enjoying it. 2y
Andrew65 @missnavigation One of my favourite series. 2y
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Ncostell
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I just finished this first book in the Shetland Island series and really enjoyed it. I had picked up the second book in the series this summer at my library book sale and had to hunt this one down so that I could read them in order. It had everything I look for in a good mystery series with an interesting setting and back story for the main characters. I'm glad there are more books in the series to look forward to.

drokka I've yet to read the books, but I enjoy the television series. 2y
Ncostell @drokka Ooh, I'll have to look for that! I'll bet the scenery is fantastic. 2y
drokka Absolutely. Although, it's got that Noir feel in some of the episodes, particularly for your tagged title. 2y
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Booksnchill
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@Ajessgirl well You really stalked me very well!!! All my favorite things in one box- Whiskey loves the card as well! Yup- I wanted to read another Tana French and was just debating which one- now I know! I have watched “Shetland” on bbc which I know is based on Ann Cleeves‘ books and love it- can‘t wait to read! I love skulls and Poe and dachshunds so Thank you, thank you so very much and Whiskey sends kisses too!❤️👍🐾🤩😍😍😍#booktoteswap

Booksnchill @cobwebmoth thanks for organizing!!👍❤️👏 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great book picks and that tote 👍 2y
Booksnchill @erzascarletbookgasm I agree- wonderful! (edited) 2y
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mabell The gift wrap!! 😍 2y
Booksnchill That‘s not wrap- that‘s the cover of a journal- awesom right!! 2y
Ajessgirl Hooray!! I had the best time picking everything out! Whiskey and the card - 😍😍😍 2y
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Andrew65
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#23rd April is World Book Night in the UK, where books are given out free in some locations around the country.The focus is on reaching those who don't normally read. Raven Black from one of my favourite Series, the Shetland Series, was one of the books given out in 2017. #Novemberbythenumbers #twentythree

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Laura317
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Wonderful mystery - I really became invested in the characters. I look forward to more with Jimmy Perez. 4 1/2 stars.

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