The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel

Ann Cleeves (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Minotaur Books
Publish Date
September 08, 2020
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.5 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250204509

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About the Author

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television series--the BBC's Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV's Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn--both of which are watched and loved in the US. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller. She lives in the UK.

Reviews

Praise for The Darkest Evening:

Superb . . . This fair-play mystery brims with fully developed suspects and motives that are hidden in plain sight. Skillful misdirection masks the killer's identity. This page-turner is must reading for fans as well as newcomers.--Publishers Weekly (starred)

Fans will enjoy matching wits with Cleeves' eccentric sleuth right up to the dangerous surprise in her denouement.--Kirkus

Cleeves has a fine time constructing a clockwork murder plot... Loneliness plays both sides
of the aisle here, afflicting both Vera and the murderer she hunts.--Booklist

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