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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: September 2018 ISBN: 9781250300379
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"Narrator Kenny Blyth transports listeners to the Shetland Islands with his delightful and easily understood Scots brogue." — AudioFile Magazine on Cold Earth Wild Fire is the much-anticipated final audiobook in Ann Cleeves's beloved Shetland Island series, now a major television triumph starring Douglas Henshall. The betrayal of those closest burns most of all . . . Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship. With families fracturing and long-hidden lies emerging, Jimmy faces the most disturbing case of his career. Praise for the Shetland Island series: “Nothing short of riveting.” —Louise Penny on Blue Lightning

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Wild Fire is one of the best books in her long series. It’s the perfect end for this complex character wedded to this past and this place.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands...In this final book in the Shetland series, Cleeves has woven a compelling story that Blyth delivers masterfully. Those new to the series will quickly pick up on the backstories and may be inspired to listen to the full series. AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
  • “Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands…Blyth’s Scottish and English accents bring to life the interesting and troubled inhabitants of the insular, gossipy village of Deltaness…Cleeves has woven a compelling story that Blyth delivers masterfully. Those new to the series will quickly pick up on the backstories and may be inspired to listen to the full series. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Throughout the Shetland Island series, Cleeves lovingly depicts the Scottish island life, and this volume is no exception. Fans may be saddened but certainly not disappointed by this final installment.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Intricately plotted and elegantly written, this installment is billed as Perez’s final case. Series fans will be sorry to see the last of him.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The final case in this complex, character-driven series is a tour de force.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Mysteries

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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.