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Vera Stanhope Series

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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…
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Book 1
#1
The Crow Trap
The First Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Feb 21, 2017 (first published in 1999)
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Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal....For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, se...
Book 2
#2
Telling Tales
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Aug 22, 2017 (first published in 2005)
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It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibr...
Book 3
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Hidden Depths
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Jan 23, 2018 (first published in 2007)
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A hot summer on the Northumberland coast, and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water, and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But then a second bodythat of beautiful young teacher Lily Marshis d...
Book 4
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Silent Voices
A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Vera Stanhope series Book 4)
Ann Cleeves - May 07, 2013 (first published in 2010)
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ASIN moved from less recent edition hereAnn Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, which began with the award-winning Raven Black. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series (set in Northumberland, England). This one features detective Vera Stanhope, the lea...
Book 5
#5
The Glass Room
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2012)
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DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer's House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is d...
Book 6
#6
Harbour Street
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Dec 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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The shouts and laughter of Christmas revelers break the muffled silence as Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie are swept along onto the Metro.But when the train is stopped due to the bad weather, Jessie notices that one lady hasn't left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed. Why would anyone want to harm this reserved, e...
Book 7
#7
The Moth Catcher
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Oct 04, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they’re away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane—a lonely place to die.When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, ...
Book 8
#8
The Seagull
A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Ann Cleeves - Sep 05, 2017
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The gripping all-new eighth book in the beloved Vera Stanhope series.A visit to a local prison brings Inspector DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy—former detective superintendent, now inmate, John Brace. Convicted of corruption and involved in a suspicious death, it seems that Brace has mellowed in prison. Notorious wheeler and dealer ...
Book 9
#9
The Darkest Evening
A Vera Stanhope Novel
Ann Cleeves - Sep 08, 2020
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From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel. On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes ...