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Leder du efter en ny krimiserie? Er du fan af Elly Griffiths og Robert Galbraith? Så er der godt nyt! Døden på stranden er første bind i en ny serie af Ann Cleeves, som er kvinden bag den populære tv-serie "Vera". Som altid inddrager Cleeves på mesterlig vis de smukke omgivelser og lader dem danne baggrund for en atmosfærefyldt og overraskende krimiintrige. Kriminalbetjent Matthew Venn har netop deltaget i sin fars begravelse efter ikke at have haft kontakt med ham i mange år. Da Matthew forlod det strengt religiøse miljø, han voksede op i, vendte hans familie ham nemlig ryggen. Men nu, foran kirken, modtager han et opkald fra en kollega. Der er fundet et lig af en mand på stranden i nærheden. Manden er blevet stukket ned med en kniv. Ingen ved, hvem han er. Hans eneste kendetegn er en tatovering af en albatros. Sagen fører Matthew direkte tilbage til det miljø, han troede, han havde lagt bag sig, og mens hans fortid kolliderer med nutiden, afdækker han en række dødbringende hemmeligheder i det lille, sammentømrede samfund. Døden på stranden er klassisk britisk krimi, når den er allerbedst.
Shetland.Inviterende.Vild.Afsides. Værende tiltrukket af omdømmet flytter en engelsk familie til området, ivrige efter at give deres autistiske søn en bedre tilværelse.Men da en ung barnepiges krop bliver fundet hængende i deres lade, begynder rygterne om hende og mandens affære at sprede sig som løbeild. Med mistanken åndende familien i nakken, bliver Jimmy Perez tilkaldt som efterforsker, vel vidende om, at det vil betyde,at hans on-off elsker og chef, Willow Reeves,vender tilbage til øerne for at lede sagen. Perez er oppe mod den mest skæbnesvangre efterforskning i sin karriere. Er han klar til det,der er på vej? Løbeild er den ottende og sidste bog i Ann Cleeves bedstsælgende Shetland-serie, der er filmatiseret af BBC og følges af millioner af seere over hele verden.
&i>Sunday Times&/i> bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series, Ann Cleeves, returns with the second in a brand new series set in North Devon and featuring Detective Matthew Venn. &i>The Herons Cry &/i>is the second book in the Two Rivers series following on from &i>The Long Call.&/i>
&i>Sunday Times&/i> bestselling author of the Shetland and Two Rivers series, Ann Cleeves, returns with the tenth in the acclaimed Northumbrian set Vera Stanhope series, following on from The Darkest Evening, in which a school reunion turns deadly as the tide rises on Holy Island&i>.&/i>
The Sleeping and the Dead is a tense psychological crime thriller from CWA Gold Dagger award-winning writer, Ann Cleeves.Detective Peter Porteous is called to Cranwell Lake where the body of a teenager has been discovered. After trawling through the missing persons files, he deduces that the corpse is Michael Grey, an enigmatic and secretive young man who was reported missing by his foster parents in 1972. For country prison officer Hannah Morton it is the shock of her life. Michael had been her boyfriend, and she had been with him the night he disappeared. The news report that a body has been found brings back dreaded and long buried memories from her past . . .
Crime fiction inspired by Scotland's iconic buildings: in Bloody Scotland twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.
The ninth novel in the Vera Stanhope series from the Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves; now a major TV series from ITV.
Burial of Ghosts is a page-turning stand alone novel from Ann Cleeves, creator of the astounding Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew has had more than her fair share of struggles. Abandoned as a baby, she spent her childhood moving between foster homes. Now she is running away from her past . . . A holiday in Morocco seems to be the perfect escape. Especially when she meets Philip, a fellow tourist who distracts her from her troubles. After a brief affair, Lizzie returns to England, to a solicitor's letter. Philip Samson has died. In his will, he has left Lizzie a gift of GBP15,000. But there are conditions attached to this unexpected legacy that will soon force Lizzie to confront terrifying secrets from her past life . . .
Sunday Times bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series, Ann Cleeves returns with the first in a brand new series set in North Devon and featuring Detective Matthew Venn. In this rural idyll, where two rivers meet, crime is always there waiting to rise from the water.
Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland.It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . .The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.Also available in the Shetland series are White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.
En morder holder øje … et samfund venter … Da vicepolitikommissær Vera Stanhope opdager et kvindelig i saunaen i det lokale fitnesscenter, overvejer hun et kort øjeblik, om hun for en gangs skyld er stødt på et dødsfald af naturlige årsager. Men en nærmere undersøgelse afslører mærker rundt om ofrets hals – døden er aldrig så ligetil. Vera gør det, hun er bedst til, samler sit hold og sætter dem i gang med at udspørge personalet og alle med forbindelse til ofret, mens hun og kollegaen Joe Ashworth arbejder på at finde et motiv til mordet. Mens Joe kæmper med at forene familielivet med de krav, som jobbet stiller, nyder Vera i fulde drag at være tilbage i spidsen for en efterforskning. Døden har aldrig fået hende til at føle sig så levende. Da de opdager, at afdøde arbejdede som socialrådgiver og har været involveret i en chokerende sag om et mindre barn, virker det oplagt, at der er en forbindelse imellem de to sager. Men tingene er aldrig helt, hvad de giver sig ud for … Tavse stemmer er en del af Ann Cleeves’ kriminalserie om Vera Stanhope. Serien danner baggrund for DRs populære tv-serie VERA. Ann Cleeves (f. 1954) er også forfatteren bag Shetland-serien som omfatter bl.a. bøgerne Sort som ravnen, Dødvande og Blå luft. Hun modtog i 2006 Storbritanniens største krimipris ”The Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award” for Sort som ravnen.
En morder holder øje … et samfund venter … På en varm sommeraften ved Northumberlands kyst kommer Julie Armstrong sent hjem og finder sin søn kvalt og placeret i et badekar fyldt med vand og vilde blomster. Det smukt arrangerede åsted fascinerer vicepolitikommissær Vera Stanhope. Men et nyt lig dukker hurtigt op – igen i vand og dækket af blomster. Vera skal arbejde hurtigt for at finde frem til morderen inden han atter bruger døden som en del af sin kunst. Mens de lokale er tvunget til at dele deres dybeste, mørkeste hemmeligheder, holder morderen øje, venter og planlægger en ny våd og smuk grav. Skjulte dybder er en del af Ann Cleeves’ kriminalserie om Vera Stanhope. Serien danner baggrund for DRs populære tv-serie VERA.Ann Cleeves (f. 1954) er også forfatteren bag Shetland-serien som omfatter bl.a. bøgerne Sort som ravnen, Dødvande og Blå luft. Hun modtog i 2006 Storbritanniens største krimipris ”The Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award” for Sort som ravnen
Det er en usædvanligt varm sommer i North Devon, og turisterne strømmer til kysten. Vicekriminalkommissær Matthew Venn bliver kaldt ud til et gerningssted på en landlig ejendom beboet af en gruppe kunstnere. Her finder han et nøje iscenesat mord: En lokal læge, Dr. Yeo, er blevet dræbt med et skår fra en glasvase, som hans glaspusterdatter har lavet. Dr. Yeo virker som et usandsynligt mordoffer. Han var en god mand, forgudet af sin datter og vellidt i lokalmiljøet, hvor han kæmpede for patienternes rettigheder. Da man finder endnu et lig, dræbt på samme måde som det første, må Matthew Venn træde varsomt og navigere med snilde i de mange løgne, der gemmer sig under overfladen i det lille lokalsamfund. Og sagen går faretruende tæt på hans eget privatliv. Hejrens skrig er andet selvstændige bind i serien om kriminalkommissær Matthew Venn. En overraskende og stemningsfuld krimi fra det nordlige Devons naturskønne omgivelser. Første bind i serien, Døden på stranden, findes nu som tv-serie, ligesom de populære tv-serier Vera og Shetland.
Tre kvinder, der alle har noget at skjule. Kriminalkommissær Vera Stanhope er den eneste, der kan finde morderen. Kragefælden er første bind af Ann Cleeves’ hitserie om den skarpe, men elskelige kriminalkommissær Vera Stanhope. En lille gruppe meget forskellige kvinder ankommer til en afsidesliggende hytte i en engelsk nationalpark for at foretage en miljøundersøgelse. Holdets leder, Rachael, er stadig ved at komme sig over at være blevet svigtet af sin chef og elsker. Botanikeren Anne har selv skumle bagtanker med at deltage i undersøgelsen. Og så er der Grace, en sær, stille ung kvinde, som også har sine skeletter i skabet. Da Rachael ankommer som den første, bliver hun chokeret over at finde liget af sin veninde Bella Furness. Bella har tilsyneladende begået selvmord — men Rachael er skeptisk. Og da der sker endnu et dødsfald, må de tilkalde en fjerde kvinde, nemlig den ukonventionelle kriminalkommissær Vera Stanhope, som nu må stykke sandheden sammen.
From award-winning and Sunday Times top five bestseller Ann Cleeves comes the captivating eighth, and final, novel in the Shetland Series featuring DI Jimmy Perez in his most personal case to date.
Ann Cleeves, winner of the 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger, delivers The Seagull, her searing eighth novel in the Vera Stanhope series. A cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as she looks into the fragile, and fracturing, family relationships deep in the heart of her community.
Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.
Too Good To Be True is a gripping Quick Read from Ann Cleeves, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the bestselling Shetland series.When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof.Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez, this suggests not suicide, but murder . . .
*Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger*The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.'This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.'Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam's daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope's investigations with The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street, and The Seagull.
Killjoy is the fourth mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.The youth theatre cast are in their places but Gus Lynch's female lead is missing, that is, until she's found in the boot of his car . . .Detective Inspector Stephen Ramsay and Sergeant Gordon Hunter are assigned to head the murder enquiry, meanwhile violence is escalating on the Starling Farm Estate as police battle to contain the latest outbreak of joyriding. Is the death of Gabriella connected to the events at Starling Farm?When another death occurs, investigations suggest a possible link, and Ramsay realizes what could have provoked someone to kill . . . and kill again.
A Lesson in Dying is the first mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Who hung the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Halloween Party?Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn. Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence.With the help of his restless daughter Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn, and uncovers a cesspit of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness . . .
Come Death and High Water is the second mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.The picturesque privately-owned island of Gillibry off the North Devon coast turns out to be the perfect site for a murder . . .A routine weekend visit by the Gillibry Bird Observatory Trust is made memorable by the owner's announcement that he is going to sell the island. A sale would mean the end of the Observatory, which for some of the birders made life worth living. A fire in Charlie Todd's cottage added to their distress. And when, next morning, after a fierce storm, they found Charlie dead in a bird hide, their pleasant September weekend assumed a dangerous new face.Charlie Todd's murder could have been the deed of any member of the Trust. And it falls to one of their own, George Palmer-Jones, to unravel the identity of killer within their midst . . .
A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted - a murderer . . .Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they?George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether.But as he and his fellow "e;twitchers"e; flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George - with help from his lovely wife, Molly - gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy is the third novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.For Dorothea Cassidy Thursdays were special. Every week she would look forward to the one day she could call her own, and would plan to visit people she wanted to see as a welcome respite from the routine duties that being a vicar's wife entailed. But one Thursday in June was to be more special than any other. It was the day that Dorothea Cassidy was strangled.As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea's last hours. He soon discovers that she had taken on a number of deserving cases - a sick and lonely old woman, a disturbed adolescent, a compulsive gambler, a single mother with a violent boyfriend and a child in care - and even her close family have their secrets to hide. All these people are haunted, in one way or another, by Dorothea's goodness. But which of them could have possibly wanted her dead?It is not until a second body is discovered that Ramsay starts to understand how Dorothea lived - and why she died. With the carnival festivities in full swing and dusk falling in Otterbridge, Ramsay's murder investigation reaches its chilling climax . . .
High Island Blues is the eighth and final mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Swarms of migrating birds fall from the sky seeking shelter as the spring storms begin, but the birders are distracted by a far more shocking sight, Mick Brownscombe's dead body . . .Old college friends Rob, Oliver and Mick reunite on a bird watching tour to America. It is the first time in twenty years the three have been together - since the fateful holiday to America during which they met the enigmatic Laurie . . . The tour party is hoping for spectacular sights at High Island on the Upper Texas coast, but as the rain pours down and the birds descend, Mick is discovered dead. Back in Britain PIs George and Molly Palmer-Jones are working on a minor fraud case with name of Brownscombe Associates attached. So when George receives a desperate transatlantic call from his friend Rob, he is on the first plane to Texas.His investigations make little progress - until the second body is found . . .
The Healers is the fifth mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Isolated farmer Ernie Bowles was found lying on his kitchen floor, gruesomely strangled . . .News of the murder came to Inspector Stephen Ramsay early on Monday morning and he fears this case will not be simple. In his experience, most murders are straightforward: an explosion of family pressure, the loss of control in a fight. But Bowles seems to have kept himself to himself and had lived alone since his mother's death. A seemingly unconnected women is then found strangled too, surely two such killings in the same locality are more than just chilling coincidence?When Ramsay hears of a third suspicious death, a very tenuous link between the victims takes on a new importance, for all were connected in some way to the Alternative Therapy Centre in Mittingford. Could one of the healers be a killer?
The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Marilyn Howe's and her mother Kathleen are an inseparable duo, until one night Kathleen doesn't come home . . .Fifteen year old Marilyn turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay's doorstep so he takes the young girl home to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes' dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland.Then a woman's body is washed up on the beach . . .
Another Man's Poison is the sixth mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Molly Palmer-Jones arrives at her aunt Ursula's house one morning, only to find her body slumped lifeless on the sofa . . .Ursula Ottway's beautiful cottage is wanted by her landlord, politician Marcus Grenville, so he can convert it into a holiday residence. So when Ursula discovers that the illegal use of poisoned bait on Grenville's land has killed not only a rare bird of prey but her two beloved cats, she storms to his house and threatens revenge. Shocked and saddened to find Ursula's body the morning after this conflict, Molly and her husband George decide to piece together a picture of Ursula's last days. And it soon becomes clear that, for many people on the estate, hers was a very convenient death.The Palmer-Joneses embark on a murder investigation but even their professional expertise doesn't prepare them for what is to follow. A lifetime's worth of secrets must surface before a killer can finally be brought to justice . . .
The Mill on the Shore is the seventh mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.Meg Morrissey refuses to believe that her husband James committed suicide.James was in high spirits because he'd finally completed his long awaited autobiography. He didn't leave a suicide note. But even more suspiciously the record of his life's environmental achievement, his magnum opus, has gone missing. Troubled, Meg calls in amateur sleuths George and Molly Palmer-Jones to investigate. They soon uncover that life in the Morrissey family is not as idyllic as it seems - relations with ex-wife Cathy are not as friendly as Meg makes out and James appears to have fallen for another women. But the disappearance of his autobiography is most puzzling of all, did he uncover a secret so damaging someone was prepared to kill for it?George and Molly must try to fit together the missing pieces of information to reveal who could have wanted James dead . . .
Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez.A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note, saying she'll never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Her interest in the ghost had seemed unhealthy - obsessive, even - to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill - many years later - to protect? Ann Cleeves' striking Shetland novel explores the tensions between tradition and modernity that lie deep at the heart of a community, and how events from the past can have devastating effects on the present.Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water, Cold Earth and Wild Fire.