Friday, September 04, 2009

Pg. 99: Ann Cleeves' "Red Bones"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves.

About the book, from the publisher:
When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find—or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and Ann Cleeves’s popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.
Red Bones is the third volume in the Shetland Island Quartet.

Raven Black, the first volume in the series, received crime fiction’s highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Booklist called White Nights “[g]ripping from start to finish.”

Read an excerpt from Red Bones, and learn more about the novel and author at Ann Cleeves's website and online diary.

The Page 99 Test: Raven Black.

The Page 99 Test: White Nights.

The Page 99 Test: Red Bones.

--Marshal Zeringue