Vera Stanhope Series
Vera Stanhope books in order
Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope may not be the first person you'd think of for a heroine: she's overweight, a bit rough around the edges, and her staff knows when to stay out of her way. Vera's crime-solving skills, however, are more than a match for the darkly fascinating cases that cross her path in northern England. Ann Cleeves's flawed detect…
9 books in series
This book tells the story of three women who come together to complete an environmental survey, but all have experienced betrayal. The team leader wants to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal, while the botanist sees it as a chance to deceive. When one of the team members is found dead, an unconventional detective must piece together the truth from their tangled lives.
In "Telling Tales," a shocking revelation stirs up memories of a teenage murder case that rocked a small East Yorkshire village. With fresh enquiries and long-buried secrets coming to light, tensions begin to rise. Inspector Vera Stanhope must uncover the truth about the killer, and the villagers must confront their own pasts. Get ready for a gripping and suspenseful journey full of deadly secrets.
This riveting crime novel is set against a hot Northumberland summer, where the murders of a young man and woman have Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team puzzled. The killer leaves a signature behind, featuring victims laid out in water and flowers. As the investigation progresses, secrets are exposed, and Vera must determine who among the suspicious group of friends is the artist behind these macabre works. Hidden Depths is a thrilling page-turner that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
"Silent Voices" is a gripping mystery novel by acclaimed author Ann Cleeves. Set in Northumberland, England, it features the sharp and complex detective Vera Stanhope, played by Brenda Blethyn in the hit television series "Vera." When Vera finds the body of a woman in her local gym sauna, she begins to unravel a complicated past that may explain the victim's untimely death. With expert writing, a finely tuned mystery, and an unforgettable protagonist, this book is a standout from one of Britain's top mystery writers.
A missing person, a writer's retreat, and a murder mystery come together in this enthralling novel. Follow DI Vera Stanhope and her unexpected acquaintances as they navigate the twists and turns of the case, threatening to blur the lines between Vera's personal life and her job as a detective. Will she risk everything to bring the killer to justice?
A murder mystery unfolds in Harbour Street as DI Vera Stanhope investigates the murders of Margaret Krukowski and a second woman. With the only clue tying them together being the street they lived on, Vera must navigate the silence of the tight-knit community and delve into their hidden pasts.
A shocking discovery rocks the quiet community of Valley Farm when the body of a young ecologist is found on the side of the road. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene to discover that the victim shared a fascination with moths. As Vera digs deeper, she uncovers secrets among the community's inhabitants that may have deadly consequences.
In this gripping addition to the beloved Vera Stanhope series, Inspector DI Vera Stanhope confronts an old enemy in prison who points her towards a cold case involving the mysterious disappearance of a wheeler and dealer named Robbie Marshall. As Vera uncovers shocking connections to her own past and the Seagull bar in the sleazy seaside town of Whitley Bay, she must also come to terms with her own vulnerabilities and confront unwanted memories.
A detective gets lost on the first snowy night of winter and stumbles across a deserted car with a toddler in the back. Following the tracks, she arrives at the house where her father grew up, now hosting a party in full swing, and a murder mystery begins to unfold. As the blizzard traps the group, secrets are uncovered, including those from Vera's own family's past. A thrilling suspense novel from a New York Times bestselling author.