Dead Water by Ann CleevesPaperback
Dead Water fifth book in the renowned Shetland series by Ann Cleeves (now also a major BB1 drama adaption starring Douglas Henshall.)
Young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up an investigation after the body of journalist Jerry Markham is discovered buried in a traditional Shetland boat, right outside the house of the local public prosecutor.
Inspector Jimmy Perez is still far from 100% since the unfortunate death of his fiancee, but finding himself intrigued by this new case, Perez agrees to help with the inquiry. Jerry Markham has initially been a Shetlander himself but had left the island years before, after becoming successful in London. When he originally left, he had turned his back on a scandal involving a young lady called Evie Watt. Evie had since become engaged to a seaman. With very few friends in the Shetlands, Willow and Perez undergo a tough time getting to the bottom of why Markham had ever returned.
Another compelling crime read from mystery writing mogul Ann Cleeves, Dead Water is a must-read for anyone partial to a murder mystery and any fans of Ann Cleeve’s Shetland series.