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Ann Cleeves


UK flag (1954 - )

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. 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.
 
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The Cipher Garden (2005)
(Lake District Mystery, book 2)
Martin Edwards
"A beautifully crafted book, and for lovers of the classic whodunnit, there's a delicious twist in the tail."
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The Great North Road (2007)
Annabel Dore
"A gothic, surreal melodrama... perceptive and affectionate."
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Witness (2011)
Cath Staincliffe
"A painfully honest exploration of an ordinary family under stress... A stunning piece of work."
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Everyone Lies (2012)
(DI Kate Simms, book 1)
A D Garrett
"THRILLER WRITING AT ITS BEST."
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Shallow End (2017)
(Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery, book 4)
Brenda Chapman
"Great cast of characters and very clever plotting... Altogether a very satisfying mystery!"
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Sweet Little Lies (2017)
Caz Frear
"An astonishingly confident and individual voice."
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The Weight of Angels (2017)
Catriona McPherson
"Quite simply, McPherson is a terrific story teller."

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