Harbour Street

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Harbour Street is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.

A KILLING.

In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn't leave with the other passengers: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed.

A WITNESS.

No one saw the murder take place. How can this be, when the train was packed? Searching for a lead, DI Vera Stanhope heads to the quiet Northumberland town of Mardle to investigate. She can feel in her bones that the local residents know more than they are letting on: a killer is among them.

A SECRET.

Just days later, a second woman is murdered. Retracing the victims' final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of this seemingly innocent neighbourhood, led by clues that keep revolving around one street: why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to speak?

DI Vera Stanhope is back. And she wants answers.

Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, The Glass Room and The Moth Catcher.

About Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. " " " " Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

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Books by Ann Cleeves

Too Good To Be True
Too Good To Be True
Cold Earth
Cold Earth
The Crow Trap
The Crow Trap
Telling Tales
Telling Tales
Hidden Depths
Hidden Depths
Silent Voices
Silent Voices
Shetland
Shetland
The Moth Catcher
The Moth Catcher
Thin Air
Thin Air
Raven Black
Raven Black
White Nights
White Nights
Red Bones
Red Bones
Blue Lightning
Blue Lightning
Offshore
Offshore
The Healers
The Healers
The Sleeping and the Dead
The Sleeping and the Dead
Burial of Ghosts
Burial of Ghosts
A Bird in the Hand
A Bird in the Hand
Come Death and High Water
Come Death and High Water
Murder in Paradise
Murder in Paradise
A Prey to Murder
A Prey to Murder
A Lesson in Dying
A Lesson in Dying
Murder in My Backyard
Murder in My Backyard
Killjoy
Killjoy
High Island Blues
High Island Blues
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
The Mill on the Shore
The Mill on the Shore
Sea Fever
Sea Fever
Another Man's Poison
Another Man's Poison
The Baby-Snatcher
The Baby-Snatcher
Dead Water
Dead Water
The Glass Room
The Glass Room

Books in the Series

The Crow Trap
The Crow Trap
Telling Tales
Telling Tales
Hidden Depths
Hidden Depths
Silent Voices
Silent Voices
The Moth Catcher
The Moth Catcher
The Glass Room
The Glass Room

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Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope Series

Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope Series

05 February 2016

By Pan Macmillan

Love Vera? Why not try the books that inspired the ITV detective drama, Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series. Here’s the whole series in order. Best of all you can start reading the lot of them right now.

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