Cold earth / Ann Cleeves.Series: Shetland: 7Publisher: London Macmillan, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 386 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781447278214; 1447278216Uniform titles: Shetland (Television program) Subject(s): Perez, Jimmy, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Criminal investigation -- Scotland -- Fiction | Police -- Scotland -- Shetland -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Shetland (Scotland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 823.92
"Shetland: now a major BBC drama starring Douglas Henshall" --Cover.
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.