- Title: Noites Brancas
- Author: Ann Cleeves
- ISBN: 9789896281977
- Page: 480
- Format: Paperback
Solst cio de Ver o nas Ilhas Shetland a altura do ano em que os p ssaros cantam meia noite e o sol nunca se p e Um ingl s desconhecido aparece desfeito em l grimas numa exposi o de arte promovida por Bella Sinclair numa pequena galeria da ilha e diz n o saber por que ali est , nem sequer quem O ser o termina em ambiente de farsa e confus o No dia seguinte, o estraSolst cio de Ver o nas Ilhas Shetland a altura do ano em que os p ssaros cantam meia noite e o sol nunca se p e Um ingl s desconhecido aparece desfeito em l grimas numa exposi o de arte promovida por Bella Sinclair numa pequena galeria da ilha e diz n o saber por que ali est , nem sequer quem O ser o termina em ambiente de farsa e confus o No dia seguinte, o estranho encontrado morto, enforcado, numa arrecada o barcos, com uma sinistra m scara de palha o no rosto Quando um m sico local igualmente encontrado morto, o Detective Jimmy Perez fica convencido de que o assassino da regi o Mas estar o as suas rela es pessoais a toldar lhe o discernimento Ou estar a desconfian a que o assalta relacionada com o inquietante fen meno das noites brancas
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Rating: 3.75* of fiveThis is the second Shetland Islands Quartet thriller, which marketing decision was a good onelling these thrillers instead of mysteries sets up the expectation of a whacking good read though not necessarily the play-fair-with-the-reader puzzle-solver that modern mysteries are.Cleeves writes wonderfully clearly and carefully about flawed, real, lovable characters in bad emotional states because of violent, evil acts disrupting their very ordinary lives.The stories she tells i [...]
Another really pleasurable read from Ann Cleeves. White Nights features many of the same characters as its prequel Raven Black, but this time is set in summer, a time when the daylight in the Shetland Isles is practically endless and the people are said to go a little crazy.I really enjoy the main character, Inspector Jimmy Perez. He is delightfully calm and thorough and very likeable. He also knows his local people well and his understanding of them always helps him solve his cases before the c [...]
3 1/2 stars, rounded up to 4I raced through the almost 400 pages of this second of Cleeves's Shetland series just like the first Raven Black. This is the kind of mystery I really enjoy - a regular cast of characters that we get to know over time, relationships that develop in each book and contribute to the dynamics of the story, a place that creates a unique atmosphere and writing that's in sync with the culture of that place. Cleeves's writing in these novels particularly strikes me as complet [...]
After the atmospheric first in the series, Raven Black, Ann Cleeves follows up superbly with a brooding and equally menacing portrayal of life at the height of summer in Shetland and the curiously unsettling effect of the 'simmer dim' on life in the islands. In the long summer nights when it never seems to get dark the islands are a hive of activity with tourists flocking to the area on the cruise ships. With folk kept awake by the light an edgy and heightened sense of anxiety seems to pervade t [...]
After a great first outing for detective Jimmy Perez based in the Shetland Islands, I could not wait for a second helping. This time we are in the tiny community of Biddista where it is hosting an art exhibition. Jimmy is in the early stages of a relationship with local Fran Hunter who's work along with big-name local artist Bella Sinclair is featured. The night though does not go to plan with a really low turn out, were not even a performance from Bella's rockstar nephew, Roddy helps. Next, an [...]
Εμείς που έχουμε φάει τα αστυνομικά με το κουτάλι κατηγοριοποιούμε τα μυθιστορήματα αναλόγως το σασπένς, την πλοκή και την περιοχή. Τουλάχιστον, εγώ αυτό κάνω. Το μυθιστόρημα αυτό λοιπόν διαδραματίζεται στο σύμπλεγμα νησιών Shetlands στην Σκωτία, ένα υπέροχο μέρος για ένα βιβλ [...]
I read Raven Black last year though I don't think I ever reviewed it. I love mysteries, especially ones set in the UK, and so I was delighted to find this series. The mystery here was intriguing and I admit I was guessing until the end- a sure sign of a successful thriller in my opinion. It is hard to share too many details of the story without spoiling it, but the writing and characters are excellent and truly make the novel.What I like best about Cleeves' work is that the Shetland Islands play [...]
Shetland must be one of the most desolately stunning places imaginable. A place where the sun never really sets in summer, and never really rises in winter - eternal light followed by eternal darkness, the perfect setting for an eerie crime-thriller.Raven Black, the first in this series, balanced this setting perfectly with its plot. It was dark, nail-biting, atmospheric, gorgeous. I expected exactly that from White Nights but have to admit, was a little let down. It's hardly fair to say the aut [...]
This is the second book in the Shetlands trilogy. Following Inspector Jimmy Lopez and his relationship with Fran from book 1 Fran is displaying her art at a joint exhibition with local celebrity, Bella Sinclair, also an artist and Jimmy is accompanying Fran on her big night. A stranger, makes a dramatic scene at the exhibition, claiming he has amnesia and not knowing his name and then disappearing as quickly as he appeared. Jimmy has spoken to the man, but cannot get any information from him and [...]
An uknown actor is found hanged in a small Shetland town. It turns out to be murder rather than suicide and dective Jimmy Perez investigates. Before too long another person is murdered, this time a young, local celebrity. We're in it for another "whodunnit". I desperately wish this would have been a good book. It's well-written, the murderer, when revealed, is a surprise and the atmosphere is bleak and wind-blown. The story completely fails to engage. There is nothing to engage me in the caracht [...]
Book two in the Shetland Island series opens with a curious scene. A man in a clown mask and costume is distributing flyers at the dock in Lerwick. Who is he? What do the flyers say? Why the theatrical garb? The questions arise because this is an Anne Cleeves mystery. The questions will quickly multiply in typical Anne Cleeves fashion.Jimmy Perez is still developing his relationship with Fran. After six months he has finally taken a big step — a first date. Well, sort of. He has offered to esc [...]
I very much enjoyed this book, as I did the first one in the series. I'm a prolific knitter and the culture and history of the knitting and wool in the Shetland Islands is of great interest to me; so the setting probably makes me biased to like the book before I even start. I would love to visit and it gives a delightful taste of what the islands are like ( not so much the murders) but the erudite descriptions of the scenery and the differing lifestyles. It felt like a solid yet easy read. The n [...]
4.5 starsSecond in this murder mystery series set in the Shetland Isles. Loved it just as much as the first and although a gentle and conventional read it must have had a fairly big impact as I can't get my head out of Shetlandd I've never been there!Kudos to Cleeves for creating characters that feel so real and invoking the spirit of the islands in a compelling series of stories.
realy loved this book, addicted to ann cleeves books at the moment
A slow paced mystery set in a small and closed community in the Shetlands. In this novel, like the previous one in this series, the focus is on the characters rather than the action. There’s a nostalgic theme, the reasons for the murders being rooted into what happened long ago, which fit the setting of this remote place. I quite liked inspector Perez, I am looking forward to read more in the next book.
Circling back to read #2 completes the set of 7 Shetland Island books for me. I don't recall if I saw a production of this particular book as it has been some time since I watched them. It seemed like fresh material to my memory as I read the book. But then I am old.Ann Cleeves knows her island people, animals, tides and secrets that can be held for years. A competitive Inspector Taylor from Inverness joins Perez to take over the investigation of murder most mysterious. The murders multiply and [...]
Loved Jimmy Perez and the Shetland setting. These novels are so interesting and the murders fairly believable. The story just kind of rambles along but I don't mind. :)I'm interested to see if they use this murder in the tv series.
Scotland - NOT RussiaMysteries are not my genre. The few I've started in recent years were written like TV dramas (stock characters and more action than nuance), so I've put them down. I picked this one for its setting and was pleasantly surprised.Writer Ann Cleeves held my attention for two days as I followed Jimmy Perez on the mystery trail. Cleeves created excellent characters; people whom you'd realistically expect to live in the Shetland Islands. She has a good sense of timing, introducing [...]
Every book by Ann Cleeves I love, I especially love the Shetland series and this was no exception. Highly recommend! 😊
Shetlandssuget ökar. Sorglig historia. Bättre än Svarta nätter.
Not as good as the first book in the series, but good. It’s set on a northern Shetland Island at a time when it doesn’t get fully dark at night and involves an elegant but hippie-ish artist whose art show is disrupted by a stranger who freaks out over amnesia and then turns up dead. Lots of possible suspects, and the deepening backgrounds of the recurring characters are fun to follow. Bechdel test: Pass. Grade: B+
I liked this one even more than the first! Intriguing mystery that kept me guessing to the end. Lots of character development for Inspector Perez. Setting of story during 'midsummer madness' when its never dark in Shetland was fascinating.
The second of the Shetland Island mysteries, this book was not quite as captivating for me as the first one, but that's possibly due to my reading it in a piecemeal fashion through the holidays. Still, the Shetland landscape features prominently, and that's what I like most about these books. I'll be reading the rest of the series, I can assure you.
The second Shetland mystery by Ann Cleeves, featuring Jimmy Perez, a "Fair Isle Man" working in Shetland, still seen as an outsider. This story was OK, but not as good as the predecessor, Raven Black. A visitor to the islands is found dead, with the death arranged to look like a suicide. As in the previous story, Jimmy has to call in Roy Taylor, the Liverpudlian detective based in Inverness, and the rivalry between the two men and their detective styles is again to the fore. The story centers ar [...]
The second book in the Shetland series sees strange behaviours at an art gallery followed by death. Jimmy Perez is back investigating the bizarre goings on, in a place where people deliberately keep to themselves and ignore what happens under their noses. Everything is linked to a man's disappearance fifteen years ago.Another well written, enjoyable revisit to Scotland. It really does feel like a different country. Perez is an interesting lead character, with his quiet intelligence and Shetland [...]
Detective Jimmy Perez on Shetland Island. Det. Perez has a girlfriend, Fran, who is an artist. Fran and Bella are showing their art together - but very few people show up. Except one man does - and he falls to his knees and weeps. Det. Perez questions the weeping man - but he says he doesn;t know who he is and then manages to run away. The next day, the man is found hanging in a fishing hut.The relationships between people are central to this book. The stories develop from the relationships. The [...]
An enjoyable read but not quite as good as the previous book in the series Raven Black. The highlights of this book for me were the Shetland Island setting and the author's insight into how insular communities work and are affected by crime. I found the ending to be a bit abrupt though and perhaps not in keeping with the pace of the rest of the book.
I didn't finish this one. On page 172, the "big-city" detective arrives and observes "There was so much do do and these local guys seemed to think there was all the time in the world." My sentiments exactly. The pace is sloth-like. There is a story here, but I'm not going to know it.
I just thoroughly enjoy Ann Cleaves' writing. Descriptive. Excellent character development. A good read.
a hanging body is found in the small community of biddista in the shetlands. suicide. but perez soon realises it was murder who was the man who appeared at an art exhibition where perez ran into him but he feigned amnesia taylor is bought up to assist him from inverness. they have worked together before but they r different as chalk and cheese then another body is found but this is a local and the stakes rise . perez knows he must do everything in his power to break this cycle but with so many c [...]
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