Veteran mystery author Cleeves transports readers to Fair Isle, a tiny island off the coast of Scotland that is a mecca for bird-watchers. Inspector Jimmy Perez, an island native, brings his fiancée, Fran, home to meet his parents. During their visit, a celebrity scientist who ran the island’s bird-research center is murdered. As Perez investigates, he uncovers a nest of complicated relationships and petty academic rivalries. The stormy weather adds to the gloom as more bodies pile up. This variant on the locked-room mystery (the third in Cleeves’ Perez series) delivers a unique atmosphere and a shocking ending that is sure to please. --Barbara Bibel
Praise for Ann Cleeves
"Blue Lightning is nothing short of riveting."
“Stunning… Sure to enshrine the entire series in the ranks of the unforgettable.”
--The Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Delivers a unique atmosphere and a shocking ending that is sure to please.”
"Chilling...enough to freeze the blood."
--The New York Times on Raven Black
--Val McDermid on Raven Black
“Cunning… Pulls the wool over our eyes in true Christie fashion.”
--Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse mysteries, on White Nights