Vera Stanhope
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  • 1
    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
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    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....

    Worth the Wait

    I love this series. I'm pretty skeptical of a female detective novels because I feel like they all fill the same formula. But Vera has always been dif..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2017 by Marina ()
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    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
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    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?

    Vera doesn't disappoint

    Cleeves does another masterful job of creating characters, plots and settings that ultimately are woven together into a clear narrative. I listened at..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2017 by FinnsNana (Sherman, TX USA)
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    Hidden Depths | Ann Cleeves

    Hidden Depths

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
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    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.

    Rivetting

    Well narrated apart from the occasional lapse from Geordie but it was easy to get into this book and become lost in the plot and the characters. I wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2011 by ACT1 (Australia)
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    Silent Voices | Ann Cleeves

    Silent Voices

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Charlie Hardwick
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    When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

    Silent voices

    This was another great read in the Vera Stanhope series. Charlie Hardwick who reads the book has a wonderful voice, she keeps the story gping along s..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2017 by Eveline Howells ()
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    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
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    Story
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    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.

    Long Live Vera

    I first "discovered" Vera Stanhope on TV. The extraordinary actress Brenda Blethyn brings her completely to life. Anxious to see if the books..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2015 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 5
    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
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    Story
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    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.

    The Glass room

    really good read, as usual the detective Vera Stanhope draws you in, you keep wanting to understand her, but somehow the reader never quite gets enou..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2016 by Eveline Howells ()
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    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
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Never guessed the ending

    I love all Ann Cleeves work. And the narration was great too. Many times you can figure out who the bad guy is, but I did not guess the ending in this..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2015 by Susan S. (San Francisco, CA United States)
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    Harbour Street | Ann Cleeves

    Harbour Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
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    As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered....

    Enjoyable but...

    I really like Vera Stanhope as a hero in these books she is a totally believable flawed human and it makes for a great story. I had issues with the na..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2017 by Gillian (Ontario, Canada)
  • 7
    The Moth Catcher | Ann Cleeves

    The Moth Catcher

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Janine Birkett
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    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.

    the Moth Catchers

    Excellent writer Anne Cleaves. Vera Stanhope her main Character is very different . The reader does a fantastic job, with a very difficult accent fro..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2016 by Eveline Howells ()
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    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
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Much More Than A "Procedural"

    I am so grateful that I found this author and this series. I have read all the books available on Audible and have not been disappointed in any of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 31 2016 by Chalis (Eden Prairie, MN, United States)
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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
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    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.

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