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The Two Rivers Series

International bestselling author Ann Cleeves, of Vera and Shetland fame, both hit BBC TV shows, embarks on a gripping new Two Rivers Series set in Devon, England. Detective Matthew Venn thought he left the evangelical community of his childhood behind for good, but he finds himself back home to attend his father’s funeral in the first book in this British mystery series, The Long Call. The account of Venn’s stay, extended when a case requires him to investigate a dead body that washed ashore on a nearby beach, makes for a powerful whodunit series debut.

“Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”—Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache series

  • The Long Call
    • The Long Call

    • The Two Rivers Series (Volume 1)
      Ann Cleeves
      St. Martin's Publishing Group


      From Ann Cleeves—bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland...

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The Long Call, first in a new Ann Cleeves series

From Ann Cleeves—bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the first in a gripping new series.

Ann Cleeves

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television series—the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn—both of which are watched and loved in the US. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on Hulu, Amazon Video, BritBox and PBS.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.

David Hirst