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Giveaway - Vera Set 7

A lucky reader will win Vera Set 7.

This time around we are making it very easy to enter. Simply like us on Facebook and comment on this giveaway post. 137 more words


Hot and steamy in Singapore

Don’t get too carried away with the title of the blog. After leaving a cold UK and two seven hour flights with Emirates via Dubai I took my first steps in the Far East. 612 more words

Ann Cleeves: Book and Screen

It was the Shetland TV series that sent me in search of Ann Cleeves’ books.

However, the first I bought weren’t the Shetland stories but her Vera Stanhope series, some of which had also been adapted for TV as… 222 more words

Ann Cleeves

Bloody Scotland (2017)

I’m familiar with the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival. I’m vain enough to imagine my work may appear in it someday, but the chance seem as remote as Rangers winning ten-in-a-row. 266 more words

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

In the seventh outing in the Shetland Island series featuring detective Jimmy Perez, author Ann Cleeves has begun to delve deeper into the characters inner lives while still writing an engaging mystery. 280 more words

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Based on books by Ann Cleeves, the British television series “Vera” has seven seasons so far (a discovery that helped a lot with pneumonia evenings). It features Vera Stanhope as a Detective Chief Inspector working in the far northeast of England. 420 more words

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Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (2006) The Shetland Series 1

Raven Black is the first in Ann Cleeves Shetland Series. It has been on my piles for ages and when the first cooler days arrived – they are already gone again, temperatures are back to 20° – 25° C – I felt like reading it finally. 464 more words