Released on 14 January 2016.
*Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger**Vera Stanhope will return in The Seagull*Telling Tales is the second book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA.
Ten years after Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel, disturbing new evidence proving her innocence emerges in the East Yorkshire village of Elvet. Abigail’s killer is still at large.
For Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend – and of the fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch.
Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh inquiries, and the villagers are hauled back to a time they would rather forget. Tensions begin to mount, but are people afraid of the killer, or of their own guilty pasts?
Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices and The Glass Room. Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series (BBC television drama SHETLAND) contains five titles, of which Dead Water is the most recent.
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 the mysteries right now.
The seventh series of Vera returns to our screens on Sunday 19th March, and to celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win all the Inspector Stanhope novels by Ann Cleeves.