A lot of Shetland crime reading for me this year, which is ironic considering its virtually crime free status, and the Shetland news story of last year seemed to be a plane being hired to bring over the Christmas food to Tescos due to bad weather.
Cass is the skipper of a Viking boat being used for a Hollywood film (another everyday occurrence in Shetland) when she discovers a body of one of the film crew. She then has to find the murderer to avoid her family being under suspicion.
Marsali Taylor has lived in Shetland for a long time so her knowledge of the islands really comes from and I am really interested in Shetland dialect glossary (why isn´t this at the front, rather than at the back so you only discover it once you have finished the book). This is published by what I imagine is a very small publishing company and it could do with some editing and there are some grammatical errors. The lead up to the murder is just so long and I also felt there were a few clichés thrown in there. Overall it was quite an entertaining read and if I had managed to produce this by joining a local writers group I would be quite pleased with myself.