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  • Mystery

    Sep-2019

    The Two Rivers Series - 1

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2018

    A Shetland Mystery - 8

    The eighth, and final book, in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez. Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2017

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 8

    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 p...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-2017

    A Shetland Mystery - 7

    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...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-2017

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 1

    Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey on the Northumberland countryside. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect oppor...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2016

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 7

    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 bo...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Dec-2015

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 6

    Harbour Street is the next spellbinding installment in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels about Vera Stanhope, played in the TV detective drama VERA by Brenda Blethyn. As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas r...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2015

    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than 100 island...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-2015

    A Shetland Mystery - 6

    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 mid-summer, a time of light nights an...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-2014

    A Shetland Mystery - 5

    Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. When the body of a journalist ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2013

    The Mysteries of Shetland is a great value bind-up of the first three novels in Ann Cleeves phenomenal Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. Containing the first three novels, Raven Black, White Nigh...

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  • Mystery

    May-2013

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 4

    Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, which began with the award-winning Raven Black. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series (set in Northumberland, ...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2012

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 5

    DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation so she has more tolerance for them than most. When one of them goes missing she feels duty-bound to find out what happene...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-2010

    A Shetland Mystery - 4

    In the fourth book of Ann Cleeves’ critically acclaimed series set in the Shetland Islands, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez brings his fiancée home to Fair Isle, a birder’s paradise, where strangers are viewed with suspicions and distrust. When ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2009

    A Shetland Mystery - 3

    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's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in....

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2008

    A Shetland Mystery - 2

    It's midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws an elaborate party to launch an exhibition of her work at The Herring House, a gallery on the beach...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2007

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 3

    Julie stared at him, submerged beneath the bath water, his hair rising like fronds of seaweed towards the surface. She couldn't see his body because of the flowers... A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-2007

    A Shetland Mystery - 1

    Long a celebrated crime writer in Britain, Ann Cleeves' fame went international when she won the coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger for this amazing suspense novel, Raven Black. Like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse or Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, Cleev...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2006

    A Vera Stanhope Mystery - 2

    From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes Telling Tales, an early book in the Vera Stanhope series, which has been brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in the hit TV series Vera. I do love Vera! - Val McDermid It has been ...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2004

    Twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew has had more than her fair share of troubles. Abandoned as a baby, she spent her childhood moving between foster homes. Now she is running away from her past ...For Lizzie, a holiday in Morocco seems to be the ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    2001

    Peter Porteous fled the pressures of big city crime to be a small town cop ... But he soon finds out there's no getting away from murder. When water levels drop in a summer drought, Cranwell Lake reveals a thirty-year-old secret -- a body stabbed in...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1997

    Stephen Ramsey - 6

    When fifteen-year-old Marilyn Howe turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay's doorstep he has little choice but to invite her in. Marilyn and her mother, Kathleen, are a familiar sight around Heppleburn, a strangely inseparable couple. But K...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1996

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 8

    IN A BIRD-WATCHER'S PARADISE, MURDER COMES HOME TO ROOST. Among the birders from around the world gathered for the dazzling spring avian migration on the Texas coast are three old friends from England -- Rob, Mick, and Oliver -- celebrating the tw...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1995

    Stephen Ramsey - 5

    IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND ERNIE BOWLES IS STEPPING OUT-- TO DIE. Ernie's big fantasy is that his blind date with a blonde divorcee will end with the two of them back at the farm, cozily shacked up. Alas, Sunday morning finds Ernie on the cold kitchen ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1995

    Stephen Ramsey - 4

    FOR SOME REASON PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE AFRAID OF GABRIELLA PASTON. Is it because she's too beautiful, too talented, too self-confident? In the middle of rehearsals for her first big show at the arts center, eighteen-year-old Gabriella is murdered...a...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Sep-1994

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 7

    When Jimmy Morrissey, England's celebrated conservation conscience, kills himself with an overdose of antidepressants, the whole country mourns with his grieving widow. But private investigators Molly and George Palmer-Jones are convinced that what l...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    May-1993

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 6

    Ursula Ottway may have outlived her time, but she's still a tough old bird. When she finds her beloved cats and some protected wildfowl dead of illegal poison, she angrily threatens to expose her landlord, politician Marcus Grenville, as an anti-p...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1992

    Stephen Ramsey - 3

    Vicars' wives do not usually get themselves murdered... ... especially when they are as vibrant and caring as beautiful Dorothea Cassidy. But murdered she unquestionably was; and from the outset Inspector Stephen Ramsay is hard put to figure out why...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-1991

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 5

    The birdwatching weekend in Cornwall is memorable -- even without the murder. Miracle of miracles, the small band of fanatical birdwatchers aboard the Jessie Ellen -- among them detective George Palmer-Jones -- sights a seabird that has never been...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1991

    Stephen Ramsey - 2

    NO ONE IN HEPPLEBURN HAS A BAD WORD TO SAY 4 ABOUT ALICE PARRY... ...But here she is, murdered in her own backyard on a bitter St. David's Eve. And when detective Stephen Ramsay starts asking questions in the village, a more ambiguous picture begins...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1990

    Stephen Ramsey - 1

    HEADMASTER HAROLD MEDBURN WAS DEAD, AND NOBODY IN THE VILLAGE REGRETTED IT. Appropriately, it was on the evening of the village Halloween party that Medburn's body, dressed in academic cap and gown, was found swinging from the school's rusty netba...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Feb-1989

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 3

    The honeymoon was over... and Jim and his English bride, Sarah, had come home to Kinness to settle down. But first there was to be one huge celebration for the newlyweds, with the whole island present. And before the party was over, there would be a...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Feb-1989

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 4

    Eleanor Masefield could be very difficult to handle, but murdering her seemed a bit extreme.... It was Eleanor Masefield's own idea to sponsor an Open Day at her beautiful Gorse Hill Hotel -- a celebration designed to raise funds for the protectio...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1987

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 2

    Was it a case of murder by committee at the Gillibry Island Bird Observatory Trust? The members of the executive committee had gathered for a typical weekend of amiable wrangling and serious bird-watching. They had hardly expected Charlie Todd, w...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1986

    Goerge & Molly Palmer-Jones - 1

    In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted -- a murderer... Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in ...

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