The seventh Shetland novel
The darkest secrets are buried deepest . . .
In the black days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea.
At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of peaty water and mud 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. Perez becomes obsessed with finding out her identity and what she was doing there.
Then it emerges that she was already dead when the landslide hit the house and Perez finds himself with a murder investigation to solve.
Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.
The new queen of crime
One of the most memorable entries in the series