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The seagull

The seagull

Cleeves, Ann, author

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 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 daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Pan Books, 2018
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1447278364, 9781447278368
Note: TV tie-in.
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2017.
Physical Description: 397 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: The Vera Stanhope series
Subject: Women detectives England Fiction.; Stanhope, Vera Fiction.
Series Title: Vera Stanhope series.

Author note

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over thirty novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold millions of copies worldwide.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. Some of her other novels include the popular Shetland series, Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame and is the 2017 recipient of the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing.. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

Reviews

An excellent, atmospheric mystery. Ann Cleeves is our Queen in the North, and The Seagull another jewel in her crown.||A fine writer
Sunday Telegraph||Cleeves is carving out a reputation as the new Queen of Crime
Sunday Mirror||Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves||One of the best natural writers of detective fiction
Daily Express