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The Darkest Evening

(2020)
(The ninth book in the Vera Stanhope series)
A novel by

 
 
From Ann CleevesNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening.

"Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers."—Louise Penny


"As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves’ latest. . . . A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter."—David Baldacci on The Long Call

On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat.

Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, now a little shabby and run down. It’s also where her father, Hector, grew up. Inside, there’s a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow.

As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, she also begins to uncover her family’s complicated past.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5098-8951-5 / 978-1-5098-8951-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel (Vera Stanhope (9))
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-250-20450-X / 978-1-250-20450-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope Mystery)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-4328-8305-4 / 978-1-4328-8305-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5098-8952-3 / 978-1-5098-8952-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Darkest Evening
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5290-5109-6 / 978-1-5290-5109-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel (Vera Stanhope (9))
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-250-77147-1 / 978-1-250-77147-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel: Vera Stanhope, Book 9
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope Book 9)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel 9
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU