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  • The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8 | Ann Cleeves

    The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    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.

    Patty Cavanaugh says: "Wonderful"
  • Telling Tales: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Telling Tales: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    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?

    Chalis says: "Early Entry in the Series"
  • Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet | Ann Cleeves

    Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (1345)
    Story
    (1348)

    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.

    E. says: "Defective Production"
  • The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (405)

    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....

    Marina says: "Worth the Wait"
  • Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (394)

    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.

    Cynthea Corlett says: "Wonderful Return to Shetland"
  • White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2 | Ann Cleeves

    White Nights: A Thriller: Shetland, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (824)
    Performance
    (749)
    Story
    (742)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Totally input-down-able! More please!"
  • Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5 | Ann Cleeves

    Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (552)

    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.

    Linda K. Baker says: "Great"
  • Blue Lightning: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Blue Lightning: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (511)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Totally unput-down-able! More please!"
  • Harbour Street: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Harbour Street: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (489)

    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.

    Susan S. says: "Never guessed the ending"
  • Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Charlie Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (779)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (693)

    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.

    C. Telfair says: "Long Live Vera"
  • Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (529)

    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.

    JEN MONTI says: "weird pauses throughout"
  • Red Bones: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (422)

    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.

    L. O. Pardue says: "I Feel Like I have Been to the Shetland Island"
  • The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery | Ann Cleeves

    The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (374)

    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.

    Chalis says: "Much More Than A "Procedural""
  • The Seagull | Ann Cleeves

    The Seagull

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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.

  • Hidden Depths | Ann Cleeves

    Hidden Depths

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    A hot summer on the Northumberland Coast, and 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 stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But then a second body, that of beautiful young teacher Lily Marsh, is discovered in yet another watery, flower bestrewn grave.

    ACT1 says: "Rivetting"
  • Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7 | Ann Cleeves

    Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

  • Thin Air | Ann Cleeves

    Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

  • Too Good to Be True | Ann Cleeves

    Too Good to Be True

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death?

    Charmaine says: "Too good to be true"
  • Red Bones | Ann Cleeves

    Red Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

    ACT1 says: "Enjoying Ann Cleeves"
  • The Glass Room: A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 5 | Ann Cleeves

    The Glass Room: A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Charlie Hardwick
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (30)

    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.

    Eveline Howells says: "The Glass room"
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