Book Recommendation: Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves
Telling Tales (2005) is the second book in the Vera Stanhope mystery series by international award winning English author Ann Cleeves. Dolores and I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her many books.
Ann's books have been translated into twenty languages. She's a bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany. Her novels sell widely and to critical acclaim in the United States. Raven Black was shortlisted for the Martin Beck award for best translated crime novel in Sweden in 2007. It has been adapted for radio in Germany - and in the UK where it was a Radio Times pick of the day when it was first broadcast Radio adaptations of Raven Black and White Nights have both been repeated. Ten series of Vera, the ITV adaptation starring Brenda Blethyn, have been shown in the UK and worldwide, and it has been announced that series eleven begins filming in April 2020; there have also been five series of Shetland, based on the characters and settings of her Shetland novels, and another two have been confirmed.
In the autumn of 2016, Ann celebrated the publication of 30 books in 30 years. Her latest book is The Long Call, the first in a new series set in North Devon.
It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large.
For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch.
As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?
With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl…
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