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Author: Ann Cleeves Narrator: Kenny Blyth Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Shetland Island Mysteries Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781427241344
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Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. 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. In Dead Water, a triumphant continuation to her Shetland series, Ann Cleeves cements her place as one of Britain's most successful crime writers. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cleeves returns to a sea-bound land of crofters' cottages, barren rocks and fog, especially the fog surrounding the murders...the well-constructed procedural grains another dimension from Jimmy's re-engagement with his work and his life. Kirkus Reviews

  • Cleeves has an unusually deft hand with characters; not one of them seems purely plot functional, and Perez's character keeps deepening with each book. The rough islands cresting the Atlantic fit the bleakness of the murders depicted here. This series is one of two that Cleeves has going; the other stars Northumberland detective Vera Stanhope and is a hit BBC series. Booklist (starred)
  • Absorbing...Cleeves keeps readers guessing until the final page. Publishers Weekly
  • Nothing short of riveting. Louise Penny
  • Creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next. People
  • In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction. Colin Dexter
  • Gripping from start to finish. Booklist
  • Deserves the top crime writer's prize in the United States this year. Don't miss this standout. Rocky Mountain News
  • A riveting read. Val McDermid


    “If you're a fan of Frances Fyfield, Minette Walters, or Val McDermid, get to know Cleeves.

  • “Nothing short of riveting.”

    Louise Penny, praise for the series

  • “In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction.”

    Colin Dexter, praise for the series

  • “Creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next.”

    People, praise for the series

  • “If you’re a fan of Frances Fyfield, Minette Walters, or Val McDermid, get to know Cleeves.”

    Globe and Mail (London)

  • “Deserves the top crime writer’s prize in the United States this year. Don’t miss this standout.”

    Rocky Mountain News, praise for the series

  • “Gripping from start to finish.”

    Booklist, praise for the series

  • “A riveting read.”

    Val McDermid, author of The Retribution, praise for the series

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About the Author

Ann Cleeves is the author of five series of mysteries, two 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. Cold Earth was a finalist for the McIlvanney Prize, and The Long Call was shortlisted for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

About the Narrator

Kenny Blyth, an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator, earned his acting degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2000. He won the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award in the same year and spent nine months on the radio drama company. He continues to work in radio drama, theater, voice-overs, audiobooks, and television.