Kinness was often described as a Paradise of beautiful beaches and bountiful birdlife. But it was hardly idyllic for a child named Mary who was found dead after her brother's wedding. Birdwatcher George Palmer-Jones sought to expose Mary's murderers--and received no help from the islanders....
|Title||:||Murder In Paradise|
|Number of Pages||:||201 Pages|
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Murder In Paradise Reviews
Not great literature (shallow, somewhat stereotypical, characters), but an okay mystery set on an island off the coast of Scotland. Good for reading on a plane.
I like the characters and the settings in Ann Cleeves' novels. This is my favorite of the George and Molly Palmer-Jones series so far.
George Palmer-Jones encounters murder on a remote Scottish island.
This is a very simple and elegant book. It has a certain charm to it. George isnt a police official or certified PI. Though he used to work for home office, in this story he is the only person who is keen from beginning to find who murdered Mary. Given that Kinness is a very small island, community is small, the killer is closer to home.
This is an early mystery by Ann Cleeves (Shetland Isles quartet)featuring amateur sleuth, George Palmer-Jones. I pick up an old book of her whenever I find it because I like the atmospheric aspect of her plots. This one takes place on a small island - somewhere in the Outer Hebrides islands. The descriptions of the isolation of the inhabitants are made more vivid when a pair of murders take place, setting family against family. George Palmer-Jones, retired civil servant and avid bird-watcher is on Kinness for the bird counts and finds himself in the thick of the mystery. Because the police that have been flown in from a larger island are content to accept a suicide verdict for the first murder, Palmer-Jones enlists the help of a newlywed woman from England whose husband is a native islander. Together, they poke into the past until they finally get to the heart of the matter and solve the crimes.This wasn't as intricate or as interesting a plot of a "Raven Black" but it shows the evolution of a good mystery writer.
Erstaunlich viel besser als der vorige Band der Reihe, die Erzählung ist flüssiger, die Figuren sind farbiger. Die Konstruktion der Handlung ist sogar besser als in manchen der Vera-Stanhope-Krimis. Ann Cleeves muss hart gearbeitet haben, um innerhalb eines Jahres eine solche Verbesserung zu erreichen.
Best of this series so far. I loved the setting of the book. It was nice learning a about the islanders way of life. The story was intriguing as we're the characters.