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My Favourite Character: Vera Stanhope

If you know me, you’ll understand my obsession with not only the ITV drama ‘Vera’, but also Ann Cleeves, the woman behind the storylines that all murder-mystery readers have grown to love. 272 more words


a bad case of NAGABenza

NAGABenza def. an existential crisis brought on by a screen version being not as good as the book

It’s a curious thing, reading a world and then seeing it; falling in love with your head’s version of the picture created by an author’s words and falling out of love as quickly after viewing an adaptation. 429 more words

Ann Cleeves

Review: Λευκές νύχτες απο την Ann cleeves.

Ο επιθεωρητής Τζίμι Πέρεζ της αστυνομίας των Σέτλαντ θεωρεί αρχικά ότι έχει να κάνει με μια απλή περίπτωση αυτοκτονίας. Αναγνωρίζει το θύμα -ένας ξένος με αμνησία που είχε προκαλέσει αναστάτωση σε μια τοπική εκδήλωση το προηγούμενο βράδυ- αλλά σύντομα διαπιστώνει πως ο θάνατός του αποτελεί έργο ενός ψυχρού δολοφόνου. 6 more words

Book Reviews

The Starlings and Other Stories (2015) ed. Ann Cleeves

It has been a while since I have tried a short story collection but what drew me to this particular anthology is that each of the short stories was inspired by a photograph (which are included in the text). 2,695 more words

In The Dock

Newcastle Noir - Friends in the North

This year at NewcastleNoir2016 there was a good dose of Nordic Noir on offer and the panels with Nordic elements were really well attended.  Iceland, Finland and Norway were represented by a great mix of authors.   1,069 more words

Crime Fiction

under renovation

Relieved that it’s raining, and has been since the early hours of Sunday; satisfied that I made my best roast yet for the over-egged pudding that is Mother’s Day; happy that the threesome that is me, mam and Brother Pete had a sniping-free lunch; and thrilled the library have Vera’s most recent adventure for me to lend. 541 more words


Dead Water ~ #Shetland Book 5 by Ann Cleeves @AnnCleeves #FridayReads

  • Audiobook Review
  • Author: Ann Cleeves
  • Performed by Kenny Blyth
  • Released: March 2013 by Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Category: Police Procedural, Mystery

Dead Water is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series – now a major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland.

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