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The Darkest Evening - (Vera Stanhope, 9) by Ann Cleeves (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 384

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Vera Stanhope, 9

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Book theme: Women Sleuths

Author: Ann Cleeves

Language: English

Street Date: September 8, 2020
TCIN: 79627129
UPC: 9781250204509
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-9238


Praise for The Long Call:

Brilliant, thoughtful and deeply engaging.--Sara Paretsky on The Long Call

Cleeves's true strength lies in her descriptions of the natural world, gorgeously captured.--New York Times Book Review

Cleeves' acclaimed Shetland series may be history, but her newest detective--buttoned-up, gay, married, ex-evangelical Matthew Venn--is a righteous successor.--People

The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies... fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the 'Shetland' series will find much to love in her new characters and setting.--Library Journal (starred)

Fans missing detective Jimmy Perez (Wild Fire, 2018, etc.) will find a worthy successor in the equally complex Venn, who presides over an excellent mystery in this series kickoff.--Kirkus

Cleeves makes good use of Devon local color and populates this subtle, expertly paced mystery with distinctive supporting characters.--Publishers Weekly

As usual with this talented author, the key is relationships, and the murder is an occasion to examine them and then, finally, to expose what rips them apart.--Booklist

Cleeves' new series is as nuanced, compassionate and compelling as her bestsellers starring two other gifted cops, Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez.--Seattle Times

Praise for the Vera Stanhope series:

Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception.--Library Journal (starred)

Engrossing...This nuanced, adroitly paced tale should satisfy both series fans and new readers.--Publishers Weekly

A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please.--Booklist (starred)

It's easy to admire Vera's brainpower...her adventures have been a hit on British television, and readers devoted to Cleeves' tales of Jimmy Perez (Blue Lightning, 2010, etc.) will want to give Vera a try.--Kirkus Reviews

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