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    Cold Earth PDF/EPUB ↠ Paperback Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark haired woman wearing a red silk dress In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identityThen it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died."/>
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Cold Earth
  • Ann Cleeves
  • English
  • 25 October 2019
  • 1447278216

10 thoughts on “Cold Earth

  1. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    I was first drawn to this series by the setting Have a fascination with the Shetland Islands and these books will probably be the closest I will come, since I don t believe I will actually ever travel there I kept reading them though because I enjoy the main characters Perez and Sandy The story lines always fully engage my attention as well In this outing, a landslide at a funeral will reveal the body of a young woman and will throw suspicion on various island inhabitants Enjoy the mix of pe I was first drawn to this series by the setting Have a fascination with the Shetland Islands and these books will probably be the closest I will come, since I don t believe I will actually ever travel there I kept reading them though because I enjoy the main characters Perez and Sandy The story lines always fully engage my attention as well In this outing, a landslide at a funeral will reveal the body of a young woman and will throw suspicion on various island inhabitants Enjoy the mix of personal stories with a solid police procedural Perez is very familiar with many seemingly involved, adding apersonal note to the intrigue and investgation He is also still coming to terms with a past grief and adjusting to the parenting of a young child Well written and well plotted, this one kept me guessing until the end


  2. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    I do love this series and I am very sad it is almost over Just onebook and Perez and Sandy go their separate way.Anyway, Cold Earth was really good I love the Shetland Isle setting, the police work, and the characters All except one because for some reason I cannot take to Willow She just seems a bit unlikely as well as being his boss.The mystery was excellent and very hard to work out Just before the end I suddenly thought What if it is HIM and I was right The ending was quite sta I do love this series and I am very sad it is almost over Just onebook and Perez and Sandy go their separate way.Anyway, Cold Earth was really good I love the Shetland Isle setting, the police work, and the characters All except one because for some reason I cannot take to Willow She just seems a bit unlikely as well as being his boss.The mystery was excellent and very hard to work out Just before the end I suddenly thought What if it is HIM and I was right The ending was quite startling.So, a five star book for me and a little bit of time out before I read that final book in the series


  3. Aditi Aditi says:

    Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is realCormac McCarthyAnn Cleeves, the award winning British crime author, is back with yet another intriguing thriller in her popular Shetland Island crime series called, Cold Earth, where the infamous protagonist, DI Jimmy Perez, is challenged with the landslides of Shetland that destroys an abandoned house on the island, revealing the body of an unidentified woman, whose death strikes Perez with the tragic death of the love ofScars have the strange power to remind us that our past is realCormac McCarthyAnn Cleeves, the award winning British crime author, is back with yet another intriguing thriller in her popular Shetland Island crime series called, Cold Earth, where the infamous protagonist, DI Jimmy Perez, is challenged with the landslides of Shetland that destroys an abandoned house on the island, revealing the body of an unidentified woman, whose death strikes Perez with the tragic death of the love of his life, but this nerve wracking mystery of an unidentified woman s death is taking the toll out of Perez and out of all the islanders who have no clue about this woman.Synopsis In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea.At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark haired woman wearing a red silk dress In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died On the day of the funeral of Jimmy s old friend, Magnus, a deadly landslide hits the island of Shetland, creating havoc with its outburst Caught in its destruction is a lonely abandoned and almost dilapidated house, which gets washed away from its place due to the landslide, finally revealing the dead body of an unidentified woman Soon Perez s team arrives on the spot, but no one has a single clue about who this dead woman could be Sandy s digging helps reveal about that woman s movement before her death, but no one could say anything about her identity Although her use of fake name helps a lot, and Perez with the help of Scottish police chief, Willow, could uncover a lot of dark secrets about the suspects behind that woman s death Whereas, the death of that unknown woman has hit Jimmy real hard and he is haunted by the death of his lover, Fran But a strong and undeniable attraction towards Willow is distracting him from his goal to find out who killed the woman or who that woman is Can Perez solve this crime despite of his personal battles Ann Cleeves Shetland series has been turned into a major TV series of BBC One network called Shetland, starring, Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez I ve read almost all the books in this epic crime series and I absolutely loved them all, including this current book Even though Cleeves is one of my favorite crime writers, I promise to pen an unbiased review This book is equally captivating and absolutely mind boggling to the very core The book left me guessing till the very last page and this is one of the primary reasons why I love reading Cleeves books where the plot is so thick with suspense that will leave even the seasoned readers anticipating till the very end What can I say about Cleeves protagonist DI Jimmy Perez Even I mdrawn to his loneliness, yet there is something striking about him, which will keep the readers glued to his unusual demeanor Cleeves portrayed Perez as a widower with a step daughter, Cassie and as a brave, strong man whose determination will keep the readers hooked on to the story line till the turn of the very last page Although in this book, Cold Earth, the readers will get to see a different side of Perez who hasperturbation and layers of gray shades hidden in the depths of his very soul Perez will intimidate the readers and at the same time will leave them curious about his past as well as about his present The supporting characters, like Sandy, Willow and others are also tastefully developed through their flaws and strong aspects The author s writing is extraordinarily exquisite and articulate While reading this book, the readers might feel like the whole story is unfolding right before their eyes and that they might be standing on one of the cliffs of Shetland and watching the modus operandi of Perez and his team with their own eyes The narration is crystal clear and free flowing like a river, that is easy to comprehend with The whole investigation taking place in Shetland is described intricately and vividly by the author.I d like to hats off to the author for painting the backdrop of her story so distinctly and strikingly Shetland is a small Scottish Island where the weather remains cold, dark, windy, chilly and rainy 365 days around the year And Cleeves has captured it all with such sharpness that the readers can almost feel the wind on their skin and the salty taste of the breeze on their tongue, along with that smell of rain on the Earth Not only that, the author reveals a lot about traditions behind a funeral also capturing the lives of the islanders in the most vivid way In a nutshell, this page turning and absolutely absorbing novel is a must read for all crime fiction readers, especially who love reading a tightly packed and neatly tied with unpredictable twists, thriller Verdict Cold English islandish thriller infused with murder, mayhem and police drama Courtesy Thanks to the publishers from Pan Macmillan India for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book


  4. Barbara Barbara says:

    Skip, croft, poytunnels, sagging out, peerie, git, bill, bairn, tailback, scrapping it s a whole new language in the Shetland Islands These colloquial words and expressions added to the charm of this murder mystery I will continue reading this series and, who knows, maybe I will eventually speak Shetlandese.


  5. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    There s nothing like the vision of a cemetery, caskets and headstones and all, sliding down the hill into the North Sea during a torrential storm in the Shetland Islands that will get your attentionThis is how the new Jimmy Perez book number 7 in the series starts in this action packed entry into the Shetland Series So when a dead woman s body is found it s understandable that the police suspect the landslide was the cause of the death The body of a beautiful woman, not from Shetland There s nothing like the vision of a cemetery, caskets and headstones and all, sliding down the hill into the North Sea during a torrential storm in the Shetland Islands that will get your attentionThis is how the new Jimmy Perez book number 7 in the series starts in this action packed entry into the Shetland Series So when a dead woman s body is found it s understandable that the police suspect the landslide was the cause of the death The body of a beautiful woman, not from Shetland, is found to be a murder victim though It s hard case for Jimmy because he has no identity, no motive and no reason for the victim to be in the Islands The case takes him from New York to England to uncover the victim s identity and then things really get interesting His boss and love interest, Willow, flies in from Inverness to lead the investigation Jimmy is conflicted with his feelings for her and, in an interesting twist, his former lover, Fran, is one of the bodies sent tumbling into the sea No one portrays the atmosphere of the Islands better than Cleeves She keeps the mystery moving with plenty of twists and turns and it s almost impossible to put the book down It s the perfect book to be reading on a cold, rainy evening


  6. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    Wow, what a book I have read every single one of the books in the Shetland series, but COLD EARTH, book seven, is my favorite so far The story is intriguing and perplexing and I especially enjoyed the interplay between Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves.The book starts with Jimmy Perez attending his friend Magnus Tait s funeral, but a sudden landslide puts an abrupt end to that Luckily no one seems to have been hurt, the croft that was smashed in the landslide should be empty However, Jimmy disco Wow, what a book I have read every single one of the books in the Shetland series, but COLD EARTH, book seven, is my favorite so far The story is intriguing and perplexing and I especially enjoyed the interplay between Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves.The book starts with Jimmy Perez attending his friend Magnus Tait s funeral, but a sudden landslide puts an abrupt end to that Luckily no one seems to have been hurt, the croft that was smashed in the landslide should be empty However, Jimmy discovers outside the craft the body of dark haired women wearing a red silk dress What is she doing in a croft that should be empty Was she murdered Jimmy gets obsessed finding out the identity of the woman and what happened to her But, how to find out who she is when no one knew she was in the croft in the first place, or is really so READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION


  7. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Real Rating 3.75 of fourAch, Jimmy, you need to pull up your socks and get with the program or Willow s gonna get something better equipped to provide bairns and boom boom in Inverness What a pity that ll be I m invested in this novel series I liked this entry just fine I had a problem with the resolution view spoiler When Simon Shrinky dink is the ONE AND ONLY voice even implying the the first victim was in any way unhappy, wellfive alarms and red red flags, Author Cleeves hide spo Real Rating 3.75 of fourAch, Jimmy, you need to pull up your socks and get with the program or Willow s gonna get something better equipped to provide bairns and boom boom in Inverness What a pity that ll be I m invested in this novel series I liked this entry just fine I had a problem with the resolution view spoiler When Simon Shrinky dink is the ONE AND ONLY voice even implying the the first victim was in any way unhappy, wellfive alarms and red red flags, Author Cleeves hide spoiler It wasn t enough to ruin my pleasure in spending time with Jimmy and Sandy and Willow, mind you Something else almost was, though view spoiler When Andy Hay s gone off to Have A Think, it s about the least deft thing I ve read Author Cleeves do And Janeymum does not twig to her boyo s hidey hole No He s got quite a lot of probletunities, does Andy He s no mastermind to be successfully invisible to his doting mama when he s a hundred meters away hide spoiler So I twigged to the murderer right quick I was sure the Hay family was in it, particularly once the nature of the business relationships around the community were limned in acid on the backs of my eyelids EW What I had built in my head wasn t the connection that came to light, though view spoiler I was sure Michael s girlfriend was employed by Rogerson and the motive was outraged revenge on Simon Shrinky dink s part hide spoiler I m also curious about a throwaway line that Author Cleeves gives to Mavis Rogerson about her Kathryn She s her father s daughter all right Nothing at all is done with it Nothing really led up to it, although the mother daughter relationship appeared to me to be quite businesslike I put it down to adult child back in nest syndrome Might be I was only partway right.There it is, laddies and gentlewomen There s the reason I keep going with this series in a nutshell Author Cleeves gives the reader so muchthan she writes on the page She puts in details that don t exactly redherringize you, but do command a fractionof your attention than ordinary backgrounding She doesn t fill them out She says, in effect, and what do you imagine will be behind this little nug of goodness then leaves us to it.I get the feeling that she likes her readers and enjoys making things that fun bit extra.So why, I hear the Parity for All Perfectioneers grumble, do you give this a bad 3 star plus rating All those nosegays of praise and then splat That s just wrong The hell it is, Gold Star Granting Gremlins You just take yourself off and read Red Bones or better still Raven Black Author Cleeves is capable of nigh unto perfection This book just isn t that There s the rating explained


  8. Ingrid Ingrid says:

    Five big stars I immensely enjoyed this book I muchappreciate a good story and good detective work than stories with a lot of torture and easy anxiety This book was like coming back to a place where you were on holiday before You recognise it and enjoy the familiarity, but you also notice what s new and are interested to find outI hope there are going to be a lotbooks in this series.


  9. Christine Christine says:

    Just when I was wondering when we would ever get a new instalment of the Shetland series, up popped Cold Earth on my horizon Cold Earth is the seventh in the successful series, following DI Jimmy Perez up in the Shetland Islands, Scotland Like all the other Shetland lovers out there, I got myself immersed in Cold Earth as soon as I could.A landslide on Shetland leads to a body being discovered in a house The woman has been strangled Jimmy Perez and his team are soon looking for a killer Who Just when I was wondering when we would ever get a new instalment of the Shetland series, up popped Cold Earth on my horizon Cold Earth is the seventh in the successful series, following DI Jimmy Perez up in the Shetland Islands, Scotland Like all the other Shetland lovers out there, I got myself immersed in Cold Earth as soon as I could.A landslide on Shetland leads to a body being discovered in a house The woman has been strangled Jimmy Perez and his team are soon looking for a killer Who killed the mysterious dark haired woman and why Ann Cleeves winning formula of the hard working and caring Shetland police officer, working in the remote islands in Scotland continues We have Jimmy Perez, a man grieving for the loss of his beloved girlfriend, Fran It is great to see him showingsigns of moving on with Willow Will they ever get to the snogging stage I really don t know I do think Cleeves captures Perez s grief beautifully and in a very realistic way I can completely empathize with him He is a special character.I much prefer the books to the television series although the BBC Shetland series is very well done Anyone who hasn t encountered either, I suggest you start at the beginning and get to know Jimmy Perez in the haunting beautiful landscape that Ann Cleeves paints.Excellent, as ever May Jimmy Perez be back very soon I miss him already


  10. Leslie Ray Leslie Ray says:

    This next to the last installment of the Shetland Island series starts with a funeral attended by Jimmy Perez for Magnus Tait There is a torrential rainfall triggering a mudslide washing away among other things like Fran s headstone, is the body of a woman in a red evening type dress They set about finding out who she is and in doing so, another murder is triggered We also start to see the beginning of a relationship between Jimmy and Willow, maybe Sandy is continuing to see Louise and is qu This next to the last installment of the Shetland Island series starts with a funeral attended by Jimmy Perez for Magnus Tait There is a torrential rainfall triggering a mudslide washing away among other things like Fran s headstone, is the body of a woman in a red evening type dress They set about finding out who she is and in doing so, another murder is triggered We also start to see the beginning of a relationship between Jimmy and Willow, maybe Sandy is continuing to see Louise and is quite smitten For those rooting for Sandy, he is coming into his own and was quite instrumental in helping solve the case


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Cold Earth[Ebook] ➨ Cold Earth Author Ann Cleeves – Thomashillier.co.uk In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the seaAt the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Per In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the seaAt the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark haired woman wearing a red silk dress In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identityThen it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.


About the Author: Ann Cleeves

Ann is the author of the books behind ITV s VERA, now in it s third series, and the BBC s SHETLAND, which will be aired in December Ann s DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth Ann s Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland IslandsAnn grew up in the country, first in Herefordshire, then in North Devon Her father was a village school teacher After dropping out of university she took a number of temporary jobs child care officer, women s refuge leader, bird observatory cook, auxiliary coastguard before going back to college and training to be a probation officerWhile she was cooking in the Bird Observatory on Fair Isle, she met her husband Tim, a visiting ornithologist She was attracted less by the ornithology than the bottle of malt whisky she saw in his rucksack when she showed him his room Soon after they married, Tim was appointed as warden of Hilbre, a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary They were the only residents, there was no mains electricity or water and access to the mainland was at low tide across the shore If a person s not heavily into birds and Ann isn t there s not much to do on Hilbre and that was when she started writing Her first series of crime novels features the elderly naturalist, George Palmer Jones A couple of these books are seriously dreadfulIn Tim, Ann and their two daughters moved to Northumberland and the north east provides the inspiration for many of her subsequent titles The girls have both taken up with Geordie lads In the autumn of , Ann and Tim finally achieved their ambition of moving back to the North EastFor the National Year of Reading, Ann was made reader in residence for three library authorities It came as a revelation that it was possible to get paid for talking to readers about books She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival s first reader in residence and still enjoys working with librariesAnn Cleeves on stage at the Duncan Lawrie Dagger awards ceremonyAnn s short film for Border TV, Catching Birds, won a Royal Television Society Award She has twice been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award once for her short story The Plater, and the following year for the Dagger in the Library awardIn Ann Cleeves was the first winner of the prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association for Raven Black, the first volume of her Shetland Quartet The Duncan Lawrie Dagger replaces the CWA s Gold Dagger award, and the winner receives ,, making it the world s largest award for crime fictionAnn s success was announced at the Dagger Awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton, in London s Aldwych, on Thursday June She said I have never won anything before in my life, so it was a complete shock but lovely of course The evening was relatively relaxing because I d lost my voice and knew that even if the unexpected happened there was physically no way I could utter a word So I wouldn t have to give a speech My editor was deputed to do it The judging panel consisted of Geoff Bradley non voting Chair , Lyn Brown MP a committee member on the London Libraries service , Frances Gray an academic who writes about and teaches courses on modern crime fiction , Heather O Donoghue academic, linguist, crime fiction reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement, and keen reader of all crime fiction and Barry Forshaw reviewer and editor of Crime Time magazineAnn s books have been translated into sixteen languages She s a bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany Her novels sell widely and to critical acclaim in the United States Raven Black was shortlisted for the Martin Beck award for best translated crime novel in Sweden in .