Telling Tales: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Vera Stanhope series.
- #1: The Crow Trap: The First Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #3: Hidden Depths: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $16.99
- #4: Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $9.99
- #5: The Glass Room: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #6: Harbour Street: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #7: The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #8: The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #9: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel (Hardcover): $27.99
From Ann CleevesNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes Telling Tales.
Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.Louise Penny
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 Jeanies innocence. Abigails killer is still at large.
For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winters day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch.
As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?
With each persons story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl
About the Author
ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television seriesthe BBCs Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITVs Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethynboth 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 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.
Praise for Ann Cleeves:
I do love Vera! --Val McDermid
Nothing short of riveting." --Louise Penny
"Creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next." --People
Cleeves taut, atmospheric thriller will keep readers guessing until the last page . . . Chilling. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception. Library Journal (starred)
"I didn't expect the final reveal. Those cleverly disguised dead ends had me completely fooled, which is just the way I like it. But I was sorry to say goodbye."Crime Fiction Lover
"A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please." Booklist (starred review)
Intricate and engrossing . . . offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery. --Washington Post Book World
"Ann Cleeves is a skillful technician, keeping our interest alive and building slowly up to the denouement. Her easy use of language and clever story construction make her one of the best natural writers of detective fiction." Sunday Express (UK)
If you're a fan of Frances Fyfield, Minette Walters, or Val McDermid, get to know Cleeves. Globe and Mail (Canada)
"Trauma, obsession, and murder entwine in a suspense-packed crime story that puts Ms. Cleeves in the Rendell class." --Peterborough Evening Telegraph
"It's a dark, interesting novel with considerable emotional force behind it." --The Spectator
"Cleeves's softly, softly approach delivers a powerful punch." --The Observer