Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Review: Raven Black

Cleeves, Ann. Raven Black. 1st St. Martin's Minotaur Paperback ed. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.
The body of a teenager is found near the home of a somewhat "slow" man named Magnus Tait who is widely believed to have murdered another teen eight years earlier although no convincing proof was never found and he was never charged. Inspector Jimmy Perez uses his knowledge of the locals as he and the investigators from the mainland set out to discover who is responsible for both murders.

Just about everyone in the book had some motive or opportunity to have murdered the young girl. The conclusion of this book was completely unexpected to me as I had never seriously considered this person a suspect.

Cleeves is a great writer, and I look forward to reading White Nights in the near future.



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