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The long call

The long call
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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.

Praise for The Long Call:

'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

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

'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

'Brilliant, thoughtful and deeply engaging', Sara Paretsky

'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

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA diamond dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmie Perez who can now be found on television on ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. Ann is also a passionate champion for libraries and was a National Libraries Day Ambassador in 2016. Ann lives in North Tyneside near where the Vera books are set.

In addition to Vera and the Jimmie Perez series, Ann Cleeves has also written numerous standalone novels. For more information about the author visit: http://www.anncleeves.com

 

Product Details

Author:
Ann Cleeves

Publisher:
Macmillan

Format:
Hardback

ISBN:
9781509889563

Publication Date:
05/09/2019

Pages:
384

Dimensions:
243 x 162 x 38 mm

Availability:
Available, usually despatched within 24 hours

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