[KINDLE] ☆ Thin Air | By ↠ Ann Cleeves #2020

  • Title: Thin Air
  • Author: Ann Cleeves
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  • Thin Air By Ann Cleeves A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland s most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air It s mid summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists The following day,A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland s most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air It s mid summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists The following day, Eleanor s friend Polly receives an email It reads like a suicide note, saying she ll never be found alive And then Eleanor s body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s Her interest in the legend of the ghost had seemed unhealthy obsessive, even to her friends an indication of a troubled mind But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is to Eleanor s death than there first appears.Is there a secret that lies behind the myth One so shocking that someone would kill many years later to protect
    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 2012 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 officer.While 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 dreadful.In 1987 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 2006, Ann and Tim finally achieved their ambition of moving back to the North East.For 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 libraries.Ann 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 award.In 2006 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 20,000, making it the world s largest award for crime fiction.Ann s success was announced at the 2006 Dagger Awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton, in London s Aldwych, on Thursday 29 June 2006 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 magazine.Ann 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 200

    Thin Air By Ann Cleeves


    Khanh (the meanie)
    The Shetland series has long been one of my favorites mysteries, and this book did not disappoint Characterization brilliant Setting lovely Mystery kept me compelled Red herrings like wut.I really could do without Detective Willow, though She s rather annoying.

    Diane S ☔
    A series I have read from the beginning, drawn at first to the unusual setting of the Shetland Islands Kept reading because I loved the characters, the intriguing culture of a place I will probably never see, and the right combination of characters lives and plots This outing finds Perez back on the job after a horrific circumstance in his personal life and a group of college friends, attending a Shetland custom after the marriage of two friends, one who was raised on the island A folklore, poss [...]

    Richard Derus
    Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland s most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air It s mid summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists The following day, Eleanor s friend Polly receives an email It reads like a suicide note, saying she ll never be f [...]

    Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    This was a book I really looked forward to reading since I love the Shetland series What I like with the Shetland series is a the characters b the setting and c the crimes I like Detective Jimmy Perez, he is such a steady character He is still recovering from the loss of Fran, but now he seems to be himself again Detective Willow Reeves was introduced in the last book and I liked her from the beginning This hippie cop together working with the steady Jimmy Perez It s just a terrific pairing.I l [...]

    90% great, 10%wha This is book 6 of the Shetland series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez He s back on the job, still mourning the death of his girlfriend while caring for her daughter Cassie After a young British woman goes missing following a wedding on Unst, he colleague Sandy travel to the island DI Willow Reeves soon joins them they set up shop at Springfield House, a BB converted from a manor with a haunting past The missing woman was part of 2 couples who travelled from London to see one of [...]

    Thin Air is the 6th entry into this favorite series The series has in common many elements of other favorites The place holds as much fascination as the mysteries, the cast of characters are fully realized and develop over the course of the series and the main protagonist is thoughtful and mostly careful in going about solving the crimes I ve said in other reviews that I really like Cleeves writing feeling that it reflects the culture and pace of The Shetlands This is not grit lit With that said [...]

    I m being generous by handing out three stars Two and a half would be accurate.Yes, all the elements of an entertaining and inspiring Shetland novel were there, but for the Monica character She was not at all credible, her re introduction into the story was left unexplained and she just seemed to be a hoax The plot did not need diversions and smoke screens On the contrary, the book would have gained from some critical editing.But I do still love Perez and the islands and I will read the sevent [...]

    This is the 6th book in the Shetland Island series by Ann Cleeves I read the first one in this series and gave it 4 stars This one was only 3 stars for me There wasn t as much of a sense of place in this book I loved that part in book one Maybe the author didn t want to sound repetitive.I don t know, but I felt this could have happened anywhere There wasn t anything that stood out as unique I felt the story was well thought out, but it moved a little slow I did page math a couple of times But I [...]

    Rachel Hall
    Whether it be DCI Vera Stanhope in Northumberland or Inspector Jimmy Perez in Shetland, every novel of either series seems to seamlessly work as a standalone and much of that is testament to Ann Cleeves gift for characterisation and exposing the hidden motivations in a tight knit community This sixth instalment is a brilliantly atmospheric encounter that makes use of the barren Shetland landscape and the history of folklore that is so entrenched in the upbringing of the islanders In the wake of [...]

    First Sentence The music started.The gathering of university friends for a wedding hamefarin on Unst in the Shetlands Islands comes to an end with the discovery of one of the friend s body the next morning Was it suicide, as indicated by an email received from the dead woman the next day Was her death foretold by Perrie Lizzie, the ghost of a young girl who d died there years before Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team travel to the outermost island to find out.Cleeves excels at creating a sense o [...]

    Ann Cleeves is back with her sixth book featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez in her Shetland s series which includes Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, and running out of colors Dead Water The novel opens with a group of old university friends from London arriving in Unst, Shetland s most northerly island, in mid summer to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends Late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air It s mid summer, [...]

    Susan Johnson
    The sixth book in the Shetland Island series starts with a hamefarin on the island of Unst, the northern most island in Shetland A local boy returns home with his new wife and her English friends A hamefarin is a homecoming that brings almost everybody on the island to the party.Unfortunately after the party, one of the English girls is found murdered Who could have murdered the outsider is the question of the novel The local myth of Perrie Lizzie, a young girl found drowned many years ago plays [...]

    Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are called to investigate the disappearance and murder of a woman visiting the Shetland islands for a traditional Scottish wedding reception, a hameferin The group of old university friends were staying at a holiday cottage, when late one night Eleanor vanishes Eleanor is found the next day murdered Added to this mix is the supernatural story of Peerie Lizzie Lizzie was a child in the 1920, who died by the shore and is said to be haunting the beaches Who would want [...]

    R.J. Lynch
    You know with Ann Cleeves that you re going to get a well plotted story firmly grounded in what you can recognise as a real place and that is true here I enjoyed this book I m not giving it the fourth star I ve given some of this author s books because I found it slightly looser than her usual work and I found the denouement a little disappointing when it came because usually there d have been little things you could look back at when you knew the killer s identity and think, Ah, yes Of course a [...]

    I have loved the Shetland series thus far However, I found this novel disappointing Somehow it simply didn t hold my attention.

    A perfect spooky summer mystery The setting is so well written, I could feel the fog surrounding me as the characters in the novel investigate murders on an island off the coat of England.

    David Highton
    Another murder in Shetland and Willow Reeves arrives as senior officer to join Jimmy Perez.This felt a little strung out for me a novel where the plot did not really need 380 pages So not quite as good as the earlier books in the series, although I did not definitively guess the killer until it was revealed.

    Anne Day
    It was hard for me to give it this rating and I was tempted to give it a lower one because I have otherwise really enjoyed the series, but it is definitely the weakest IMHO I agree with others that when you look back through the book, you don t find clues that would lead you to the conclusion For example, Marcus is having an affair with Eleanor s mother Yet another parent, who otherwise appears balanced, kills to protect his her child I too find the character of Willow annoying and unbelievable [...]

    This is book 6 in the Shetland for me, nowhere near the best It s a good read but without enough dramatic effect for my taste while, the main characters were well written as always, Sandy, it would appear is about to get a love life at last , the others seemed a little lacklustre not as credible as they could have been nor were their relationships particularly believable Even thePeerie Lizzie scenario didn t really grab me A good read but for me , disappointingly not up to the rest of the series [...]

    Jayaram Vengayil
    The book is great on atmosphere and I can imagine the TV adaptation must be a visual treat Though the narrative builds up quite nicely, it falls flat towards the end and one can almost sense the author huffing and puffing to bring the story to a tame and loosely constructed end The red herring is reminiscent of some other mysteries of the not so recent past but is quite in keeping with the foggy Shetland ambience All in all, worth a read if you can t get hold of anything interesting.

    Love this series

    Wow Once again it kept me guessing till the end.

    Mark Robison
    Didn t care for this one I get the impression the first four books were supposed to comprise the full series, and maybe Cleeves had to extend it because of the TV series The plot is overly tortured and convoluted, and the ending goes on and on trying to explain how the murderer could be the person it was, given the motive was flimsy and the killings out of character Even the interesting new detective, Willow Reeves, was given nothing to do but stare longingly and kick herself for not being a str [...]

    Azita Rassi
    I hadn t realized that I d missed Jimmy Perez and Shetland so much It was a joy to listen to another audiobook in the Shetland series.

    I m glad that I started reading this series when it first came out Like other series books, it s better if the reader has read the previous books This series gets better every time In this book, Jimmy Perez is still grieving the death of his partner, Fran I love how British writers refer to anyone s spouse no matter whether they are married or not, heterosexual or same sex, as partner Thin Air is one of the most atmospheric of her books She really makes you see the topography and feel the weathe [...]

    Tanja Berg
    Rating 3.4 out of 5 Maybe this is the book in the Shetland series that I actually liked best I still think this book suffered from the same trouble as all the others lack of enough motivation in the perpetrators to perform the grisly crimes It was pretty good overall though.Six friends three couples come to Shetland One set, Lowrie and Calorine, to celebrate their marriage or the like Then Caroline s two best friends, Polly and Eleanor, and their partners Eleanor has her own production company i [...]

    Kitty Myers
    It pains me to say this, because I ve loved all her other books in the Shetland series, but Thin Air is horrible Not the story The basic story idea was good, but AC s writing DROVE ME INSANE She d write one sentence of dialogue and then blather on about feelings and or description and or back story, so by dialogue sentence 2 I had completely forgotten what DS 1 had said and had to go back and re read Thin Air was as angsty as a pubescent girl s diary It was larded with all sorts of angsty charac [...]

    I really like this series of crime novels Crime novels with a strong sense of place are definitely my thing Shetland is as much of a character as DI Jimmy Perez and in this sense Thin Air doesn t disappoint Set in Unst, the landscape, folklore and customs of the nothernmost island in the UK are central to the story, as it is customary in this series of Ann Cleevea Another trademark of Cleeves , well rounded and layered characters you really feel like you get to know the victim and the other play [...]

    Sharon Bradshaw
    I enjoyed reading this book another murder mystery for Detective Jimmy Perez Ann Cleeves writes well about life in Shetland, and gives us background details for the wedding guests who have arrived from London It s an interesting story I wanted to keep reading to find out how Eleanor could have disappeared, apparently into thin air , and who could possibly be the murderer Also, what could be the connection to the local legend about Peerie Lizzie, a young girl who had drowned many years ago, and i [...]

    Although I have read this one before ended up on the first page of it when I was trying to solve a hiccup on my Kindle wanted to find out if it was the book I was trying to read or if it was any all of my Kindle books As a started reading I got hooked all over again As I read a lot I easily forget details or even the majority of the plot probably an age thing I thought I could remember the killer but couldn t remember why or any of the details.Suffice to say I enjoyed it as much this time as I d [...]

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