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The Long Call

(2019)
(The first book in the Two Rivers series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel
The Long Call is the No.1 bestselling first novel in the Two Rivers series from Sunday Times bestseller and creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves.

In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose.

A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

Soon to be a major ITV crime drama.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves’ latest. She easily exceeded those expectations with The Long Call. Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter." - David Baldacci

"Unputdownable series debut! With an evocative setting, a gripping plot, and beautifully drawn characters, The Long Call is a terrific read - and Matthew Venn is my new favorite detective." - Deborah Crombie

"Ann Cleeves’ new series gets off to a terrific start with The Long Call – her native Devon is wonderfully evoked, and Matthew Venn is a very appealing new detective. Another sure-fire hit." - Martin Edwards

"Brilliant - a page-turning and sensitively told tale, with a vividly evoked North Devon setting, a powerful emotional heft and a new detective hero in Matthew Venn who you will want to follow for book after book. Wonderful!" - Chris Ewan

"Clever, compassionate and atmospheric, with a great cast of new characters to love. I am already a Matthew Venn fan." - Elly Griffiths

"Who knew there could be a third detective as compelling as Vera and Jimmy? Matthew Venn is a triumph of Cleeves’ particular blend of compassion and toughness and I already love him." - Catriona McPherson

"Brilliant, thoughtful and deeply engaging." - Sara Paretsky

"In The Long Call, Ann Cleeves builds a prism of a world, multi-faceted, complex, and as brilliant as a diamond. Fans of Vera and Jimmy will love Matthew Venn." - Lori Rader-Day

"Ann Cleeves is a phenomenal talent. With unfailing skill, gorgeous setting, flawless plot and seamless voice, she brilliantly conjures new worlds in crime fiction. Her instantly iconic Detective Matthew Venn is a treasure--and we will all follow him anywhere." - Hank Phillippi Ryan

"Ann Cleeves has done it again! A new detective, a new series, another terrific puzzle of a story that won’t let you go until the very end. Matthew Venn quickly earns his place beside Vera and Jimmy in a debut you don’t want to miss: The Long Call." - Charles Todd


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March 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Call
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-4448-4449-0 / 978-1-4448-4449-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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October 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-4328-7043-2 / 978-1-4328-7043-0 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5098-8956-6 / 978-1-5098-8956-3 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series, 1)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-250-20444-5 / 978-1-250-20444-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Call (The Two Rivers Series, 1)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-250-20445-3 / 978-1-250-20445-5 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5098-8960-4 / 978-1-5098-8960-0 (UK edition)
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January 2020 : Paperback
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Title: By Ann Cleeves The Long Call (Two Rivers) Paperback - 20 Feb 2020
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5098-8957-4 / 978-1-5098-8957-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: The Two Rivers Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
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April 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: The Two Rivers Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: Two Rivers, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: Two Rivers, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: Two Rivers, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Call: Two Rivers, Book 1
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
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November 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series, 1)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-250-24244-4 / 978-1-250-24244-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Long Call
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 1-5290-3517-1 / 978-1-5290-3517-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers)
Author(s): Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Macmillan
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