White Nights

White Nights

A Thriller

Book - 2008
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The launch of an exhibition at the Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780312384425
0312384424
Branch Call Number: Mystery Cle
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Raven black

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WoodneathLaura
Jun 21, 2019

The second Shetland novel. Beautiful, but very sad.

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bmccullo
Apr 14, 2019

Great follow-up to first of series.

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kayc_dana
Apr 06, 2019

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reeread
Apr 15, 2017

Evocative setting. The past, no matter how well hidden, Will eventually catch up.

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patcarstensen
Jun 25, 2015

You'd not want to read this one without reading the first in the series. The Shetlands make an interesting setting.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 13, 2014

The second installment in this entertaining mystery series set in the Shetland Islands. The exotic locale, with its quirky customs and dialect, is a bonus; but aside from that, the writing is solid and compelling.

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elizgin
Dec 30, 2013

unbelieveable murderer and unsatisfying storyline

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lpreston214
Jul 09, 2013

During the "simmer dim" when the sun never goes down in Shetland, Jimmy Perez investigates the deaths of two people in the far north of the island. One is an unknown man and the other the most famous Shetlander in the world. I loved this book. I liked it better than the first one (Raven Black) as the main character was a bit more developed and it just had a different feel. Maybe the simmer dim affected me too as Raven Black took place in the winter.

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emerge
Oct 30, 2012

Another atmospheric, richly layered murder mystery in this series. It's almost Faulkner-like by telling a story set in the present that is profoundly influenced by the past. These mysteries are not gory or sensational. Instead, they are character driven & full of secrets to keep you guessing who the murder could be till the end. As a side note, to whoever is also reading these and feels the need to pencil in "corrections" in grammar & word usage, perhaps you could write your own manuscript & edit to your little heart's content. Some of us would prefer to read the book as the real author intended it to be read.

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ClaireM_W
Jun 26, 2012

A little of a 'cozy' mystery: the protagonist is shy and sweet, there's a good woman who could use a good man in her life, and every victim is murdered without blood-shed or gore. Also, the motive is a result of who loved who and who broke who's heart.
That said, it's modern enough to move along at a goodly pace. I liked this book, as well as the previous in this series.

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