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    • The Glass Room

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered, and Vera’s neighbor is found with a knife in her hand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Glass Room a transparent mystery

    • By A. Dangerfield on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Crow Trap

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684

    Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Wait

    • By Marina on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $40.59

    • Hidden Depths

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Ann Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But now, Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their private lives, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed. And all the while the killer remains in their midst, waiting for an opportunity to prepare another beautiful, watery grave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a fabulous book

    • By Lissa on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Telling Tales

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fabulous book to listen to

    • By Gigi on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Raven Black

    • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,613

    It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

    • By Mark on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Silent Voices

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    When Inspector Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals bruises around the victim's throat, and Vera quickly realizes she has a murder on her hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vera enemy better in print(voice)!

    • By Walter G Sutton III on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Seagull

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent and now inmate John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-'90s, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Major mystery mistake - good character development

    • By Valerie on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $32.19

    • White Nights: A Thriller

    • Shetland, Book 2
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 865
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857

    In this second audiobook of the Shetland Quartet to feature Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead, wearing a clown's mask.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally input-down-able! More please!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Harbour Street

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550

    As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revelers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the jostling crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped due to the bad weather, and the other passengers fade into the swirling snow, Jessie notices that one lady hasn't left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never guessed the ending

    • By Susan S. on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Red Bones

    • A Thriller
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot, and Ann Cleeves' popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying

    • By Chalis on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Dead Water

    • A Shetland Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620

    When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric mystery

    • By Julie Jones on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Cold Earth

    • A Shetland Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Return to Shetland

    • By Cynthea Corlett on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Moth Catcher

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane - a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths - and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much More Than A "Procedural"

    • By Chalis on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Thin Air

    • A Shetland Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's midsummer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • weird pauses throughout

    • By JEN MONTI on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Blue Lightning: A Thriller

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594

    Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity who had an eye for the lads is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally unput-down-able! More please!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $21.73

    • Cold Earth

    • Shetland, Book 7
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.

    Regular price: $22.06

    • Thin Air

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A group of old university friends travel to Unst to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen a ghost.

    Regular price: $22.06

    • The Seagull

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow, tired and overweight -- much like Vera herse

    • By Douglas on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $22.06

    • The Glass Room

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When one of DI Vera Stanhope's hippy neighbours goes missing, she feels duty-bound to find out what happened. It's an easy job to track the young woman down to a country retreat where aspiring authors gather to work through their novels. It gets complicated when a body is discovered and Vera's neighbour is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over to someone else, but the investigation is too tempting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Country house murder mystery

    • By Colin on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Moth Catcher

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Until a shocking discovery. The owners of a big country house have employed a young ecologist named Patrick to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her colleagues. When they look round the attic of the house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds a second body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Moth Catchers

    • By Eveline Howells on 10-08-16

    Regular price: $22.06

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