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Ann Cleeves

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Ann is the author of the books behind ITV's VERA, now in it's third series, and the BBC's SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012. Ann's DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth. Ann's Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland Islands...


Ann grew up in the country, first in Herefordshire, then in North Devon. Her father was a village school teacher. After dropping out of university she took a number of temporary jobs - child care officer, women's refuge leader, bird observatory cook, auxiliary coastguard - before going back to college and training to be a probation officer.

While she wa
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I'm just back from a couple of days in Shetland, showing the islands to some friends from the US and chatting through plans for Shetland Noir. Before that (and the reason my friends were in the UK) was the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime-writing Festival. I'd expected the weekend to be something of an ordeal. I was programme chair and although the planning was done by a fabulous committee and th... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.86 · 28,746 ratings · 3,010 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 7,609 ratings — published 2006 — 33 editions
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White Nights (Shetland, #2)
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,975 ratings — published 2005 — 29 editions
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Red Bones (Shetland, #3)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,430 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Blue Lightning (Shetland, #4)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,714 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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Dead Water (Shetland, #5)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,998 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhop...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 1999 — 19 editions
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Silent Voices (Vera Stanhop...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,201 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhop...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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Thin Air (Shetland, #6)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 950 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Telling Tales (Vera Stanhop...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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I'm just back from a couple of days in Shetland, showing the islands to some friends from the US and chatting through plans for Shetland Noir. Befo... Read more of this blog post »
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date: November 03, 2012 10:00AM
location: John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
description: Join best selling crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson along with police and crime experts at CSI Portsmouth Saturday 3 November 2012 for a thrilling event where crime fiction meets crime fiction.

Meet and mingle with top selling crime authors and top forensic crime experts; hear how the authors write their popular crime novels, find out how much they draw on real life experiences and experts, learn about what really happens at a crime scene, how a fire investi
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“Rather than the grey and dreary institutions of public perception, these should be places of innovation and experiment, where readers can take a chance on a book, pick one because they like the look of the cover or the title or because they see it returned by the gorgeous young man who lives in their street. After all, they will have absolutely nothing to lose. The book will be free.”
Ann Cleeves, The Library Book

“We don't often notice the people who look after us, do we? Though we'd miss them if they weren't there”
Ann Cleeves, Harbour Street

“He was never very good at talking about feelings. He'd been on his own for so long that it was as if he'd had to learn a new language”
Ann Cleeves, Harbour Street

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