Ann Cleeves is a British crime writer, best known for her Shetland and Vera Stanhope series of police procedural novels. Cleeves began her writing career through boredom, whilst she was resident on the miniscule tidal nature reserve of Hilbre. Her first two sleuths, amateur naturalist George Palmer-Jones and Inspector Ramsay, met with moderate success, but it was when Cleeves produced The Crow Trap in 1999 that her career really took off. The book’s redoubtable detective Vera Stanhope became an immediate hit with readers and led to numerous sequels and a television spin-off series starring Brenda Blethyn. In 2006, Cleeves unveiled Raven Black, the first in a series of police procedurals set on the Shetland Islands. This series also proved hugely popular and received an acclaimed television adaptation. September 2019 saw the publication of the first in the Two Rivers crime series, The Long Call.
In the tenth instalment in Cleeves's irresistible Northumberland police procedural series, Vera Stanhope is called to investigate the murder of a man fired for misconduct allegations during a reunion of some of his oldest friends.
The Vera Stanhope Series
The Shetland Series
The Two Rivers Series
Books by Ann Cleeves
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