As the Shetland Isles prepare for the tourists coming for the Up-Helly-Aa festival Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of elderly Mima Wilson,shot dead outside her croft. An archaeological dig was taking place on Mima's land and team member Hattie James tells Perez Mima was upset when a piece of skull was unearthed by Mima's niece Jackie Haldane. Perez learns from Jackie that Mima was also unwilling to sell her land to developer Duncan Hunter,in which she was opposed by her son Joseph.Jackie's drunkard son Ronald is also a suspect and is beaten up by mystery attackers.Perez also discovers that in World War Two Mima's husband and Jackie's father Andrew,now an invalid,helped refugees from Norway escape the Nazis,one bearing the same surname as the dig's leader,Paul Berglund. Then Hattie is killed as she is about to tell Perez something.- Written by don @ minifie-1
In the remote Shetland Islands, DI Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of Mima Wilson, who appears to have been shot. A broken window suggests a forced entry but the old woman didn't have anything worth stealing. Her son Joseph and other relatives - both the Wilsons and the Haldanes - all live nearby and the constable who found her is her grandson Sandy. The initial suspect is Ronald Haldane who was perhaps the last see her alive. Joseph had wanted to build holiday cottages on her land but she refused instead allowing archaeologists Paul Berglund and Hattie James to dig there. Perez is convinced there has to have been some tension among the relatives, given that the Haldanes are quite well off while the Wilsons are not. Mima was quite upset when a skull was found at the dig. Another death suggests the dig may have more to with death than Perez first thought.- Written by garykmcd
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