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Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

You know what you’re getting with Vera – solid, tightly-plotted crime drama with an outstanding central performance from Brenda Blethyn and stories that are informed as much by the northeast landscape than they are from the characters. 637 more words

British Crime Drama

Award-winning Crime Writer To Visit Lincoln

Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves is set to speak at the University of Lincoln as part of the Great Minds lecture series.

Ann Cleeves is the brains behind the BBC’s S… 58 more words


Playing the part

A new series of ‘Shetland’ is being broadcast at the moment; based on Ann Cleeves novels set on the Scottish islands, it is now in the third series.   452 more words


The Crow Trap, Ann Cleeves

Thanks to the fine TV series, Vera, most readers will be at least vaguely familiar with Cleeves’ dumpy, sardonic, middle -aged detective, Vera, played, somewhat improbably but brilliantly, by the beautiful Brenda Blethyn. 385 more words

Joanne's Mystery Picks

The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

Di Vera Stanhope “loves” a good murder.  However, when two bodies are found, separated by distance, but connected by their fascination for moths, she’s more than puzzled.  422 more words

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A Bird In The Hand by Ann Cleeves

Tom French is one of the most well-known birdwatchers amongst the twitcher community. Sorry, I meant that he was one of the most well-known – as somebody smashed his head in and left him in the marsh near the town of Rushby, Norfolk. 357 more words

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A Visit to Shetland Without Leaving Home

Award winning mystery writer Ann Cleeves creates a picturesque tour of the north Shetland islands in her book Thin Air, providing much atmosphere to the story of a ghostly little girl and a woman who goes missing. 463 more words

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