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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 didn't know anything about Bolivia before we planned to go there. Apart from the fact that it's in South America, the women wear bowler hats and there are lamas. All that was true but the trip took us from steamy cloud forest to the high plateau of the Alto Plano, through chaotic cities and a wide empty landscape where it seemed impossible to scrape a living. And although it was a heavy birdi... Read more of this blog post »
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Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
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White Nights (Shetland, #2)
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Red Bones (Shetland, #3)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 2,504 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Blue Lightning (Shetland, #4)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,947 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Dead Water (Shetland, #5)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
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The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhop...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 812 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhop...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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Silent Voices (Vera Stanhop...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 768 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Telling Tales (Vera Stanhop...
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The Glass Room (Vera Stanho...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2012
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date: November 03, 2012 10:00AM
location: John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
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