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Red Bones

Written by: Ann Cleeves
Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
Series: Shetland Island
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins

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Publisher's Summary

When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery. 

The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations. Then there's another murder and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again.... 

©2009 Ann Cleeves (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Mrs L.
  • 05-12-19

Splendid

Joy - the Kenny Blyth narrated version was released just as I was ready for it. plot not quite as good as the previous two in the series, but tidied up neatly and credibly. As always, informative about the history and way of life in the Shetlands.

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  • K E Webb
  • 17-10-20

Another Great Murder Mystery

Another gripping story in the ‘ Shetland ‘ series . Narrator has just the right voice ( voices ! ) Story itself really did keep me guessing and I loved the feeling it gave of actually being on the Islands. Ready for the next ,

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  • Brian
  • 21-09-20

another good story from Ann Cleeves

If you have read the other books before this one you won't be disappointed . Jimmy Parez is a really cool character in a quite lonely man sort of way but he knows people and how to listen to them. His quite love story with Fran is beautiful and heartwarming. The character of Sandy comes to the fore a bit more in this story with family ties and problems that make these stories very relatable. I would recommend this book for an easy read or listen.

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  • John missin
  • 18-08-20

Red bones

Another brilliant Shetland book by Ann Cleeves. Fantastic story superbly narrated by Kenny Blyth. I’m in the process of re listening to all of the Shetland books in order and each book seems better than the first time.

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  • alices
  • 09-08-20

A little slow at times but still a fabulous yarn

A good familiar ‘Jimmy Perez’ story and well read. At times I did find myself feeling a bit frustrated as some of the scenarios were a bit long and drawn out but some might say it adds to the tension. If you love the ‘Shetland’ books and/or the TV adaptations, you won’t really be disappointed 😊

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  • bev
  • 06-08-20

enthralling

fantastic story, narrator was perfect, can't wait to hear the next! thoroughly enjoyed the story.

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  • Fil
  • 18-07-20

Much poorer than later books

Having read several books from this series, I suspect I have read them in the wrong order, and therefore The author was getting going with this book. Very poor by comparison to much later books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-20

atmospheric Shetland

another good yarn brilliantly told . Good to meet up with Perez and Fran again

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  • Freckles
  • 12-07-20

Unrealistic and dull

Having enjoyed the previous books in the series I was surprised at how dull this one was. There was tediously obvious misdirection and the direction of the investigation just didn’t feel believable. Disappointing.

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  • Caomhin
  • 13-04-20

Enjoyed like rest of series

Easy lto follow as like the rest of the Shetland books, love the television shows