Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves audiobook

Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery

By Ann Cleeves
Read by Kenny Blyth

Macmillan Audio 9781250107381

The Shetland Island Mysteries: Book 7

10.21 Hours Unabridged
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From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes Cold Earth. 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. Cold Earth is the next audiobook in Ann Cleeves’ beloved Shetland series, which is now a major success for the BBC.

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Summary

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Guardian Best Book of the Year in Crime and Thriller Novels

From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes Cold Earth.

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.

Cold Earth is the next audiobook in Ann Cleeves’ beloved Shetland series, which is now a major success for the BBC.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I didn't expect the final reveal. Those cleverly disguised dead ends had me completely fooled, which is just the way I like it. But I was sorry to say goodbye. Crime Fiction Lover
Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception. Library Journal (starred)
Top-notch police procedural. Publishers Weekly (starred)
A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please. Booklist (starred review)
Ann Cleeves is a skillful technician, keeping our interest alive and building slowly up to the denouement. Her easy use of language and clever story construction make her one of the best natural writers of detective fiction. Sunday Express (UK)
A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please. Booklist (starred review)
It's easy to admire Vera's brainpower. . . her adventures have been a hit on British television, and readers devoted to Cleeves' tales of Jimmy Perez will want to give Vera a try. Kirkus Reviews
If you're a fan of Frances Fyfield, Minette Walters, or Val McDermid, get to know Cleeves. —Globe and Mail (Canada)
Cleeves excels in capturing Shetland’s stark, harsh beauty: the windswept land, the gray churning ocean, and hovering clouds. The often gloomy landscape is the perfect setting for tragic death by murder. Always eerie and haunting (thanks to the ghost of Peerie Lizzie) and certainly mysterious, Thin Air is perhaps the best and most compelling in the series so far. Curled Up
Intricate and engrossing...offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery. The Washington Post Book World"This sixth in the series of Jimmy Perez Shetland mysteries is every bit as good as we have come to expect from Cleeves.
“Narrator Kenny Blyth transports listeners to the Shetland Islands with his delightful and easily understood Scots brogue. He subtly modifies that accent to reflect the many characters who allow listeners into their ordinary and mysterious lives…Blyth’s talent with acting and accents makes for an engaging, well-paced listen. One doesn’t have to be familiar with the earlier works in the series, but the backstory and earlier adventures are certainly worth seeking out.” AudioFile
Nothing short of riveting. Louise Penny
"Narrator Kenny Blyth transports listeners to the Shetland Islands with his delightful and easily understood Scots brogue...Blyth's talent with acting and accents makes for an engaging, well-paced listen. AudioFile Magazine
In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction. Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series
“Ann Cleeves confirms that she is the best living evoker of landscape with Cold Earth.” Guardian (London)
“The Shetland Islands provide a stunningly atmospheric setting for the complicated hero…a challenge he meets with determination and more than a little angst.” Kirkus Reviews
“Plenty of suspects on a remote Scottish island mixed with the high quality of Cleeves’ prose make this a solidly plotted whodunit for procedural and traditional mystery readers.” Library Journal
“The stark Shetland landscape provides an atmospheric backdrop for Cleeves’ complex, relatable characters, especially Perez, a kind man dealing with his own tragic past.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves writes two series of traditional mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit television series. Her first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English