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Vera Stanhope

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. Ann Cleeves’s flawed detective won over fans of police procedurals in both the U.S. and U.K. in Harbour Street and Silent Voices. The bestselling and critically acclaimed Vera Stanhope series has been made into the hit series Vera, starring Brenda Blethlyn.

  • The Seagull
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    • The Seagull

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 8)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • "I loved The Seagull — quite simply it reminds me why Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers! I relish learning more about Vera with each book, and The Seagull provides...

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  • The Moth Catcher
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    • The Moth Catcher

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 7)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • From CWA Diamond Dagger winner Ann Cleeves comes The Moth Catcher, the seventh installment in the Vera Stanhope series.

      Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm....

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  • Harbour Street
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    • Harbour Street

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 6)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • Harbour Street is the next spellbinding installment in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels about Vera Stanhope, played in the TV detective drama VERA by Brenda Blethyn.

      As the snow falls...

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  • The Glass Room
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    • The Glass Room

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 5)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • From CWA Diamond Dagger Award winner Ann Cleeves comes The Glass Room, the fifth book in the Vera Stanhope series. Published for the first time in the US.

      “I do love...

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  • Silent Voices
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    • Silent Voices

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 4)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series featuring detective...

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  • Hidden Depths
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    • Hidden Depths

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 3)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • Now available in the U.S., Hidden Depths is an early book in Diamond Dagger award-winning crime novelist Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series, brought to life in the hit TV series Vera.

      On...

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  • Telling Tales
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    • Telling Tales

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 2)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes Telling Tales, an early book in the Vera Stanhope series, which has been brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in the hit TV series...

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  • The Crow Trap
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    • The Crow Trap

    • Vera Stanhope (Volume 1)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Press

    • From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes The Crow Trap: the debut book in the Vera Stanhope series now available for the first time in the U.S.

      Three very...

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Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves was working as a cook in the Bird Observatory on Fair Isle when she met her husband Tim, a visiting ornithologist. Soon after they married, Tim was appointed as warden of Hilbre, a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary. She began writing her first series of crime novels here featuring the elderly naturalist, George Palmer-Jones. She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival's first reader-in-residence and works as associate trainer with the reader development organization, Opening the Book. She is reader-in-residence for Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and her reading passion is crime in translation. Her short film for Border TV, Catching Birds, won a Royal Television Society Award. Ann has twice before been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award - once for her short story "The Plater," and again for the Dagger in the Library award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor in British crime writing.

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