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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 023076018X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230760189
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ann Cleeves 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 northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black . Ann lives in North Tyneside. Her Vera Stanhope series is currently being turned into a major ITV production to be released in Autumn 2010.

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A silent community. A murderer among them.

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A silent community. A murderer among them.

Swept along in a jostling crowd, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie board the busy Metro in Newcastle. But when the train is stopped due to bad weather, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn't left with the other passengers: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed.

DI Vera Stanhope arrives at the crime scene, and she and Joe are soon on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived, to begin their inquiry. Then, just days later, a second woman is murdered. Vera can feel in her bones that there's a link between the killings - one that she must discover before another life is lost. Retracing Margaret's final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of this seemingly innocent neighbourhood, led by clues that keep revolving around one street . . .

Why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to speak?

Told with piercing prose and a forensic eye, Ann Cleeves' gripping new novel explores what happens when a community closes ranks to protect their own - and at what point silent witnesses become complicit.

'Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves'

Val McDermid

www.anncleeves.com

Facebook.com/AnnCleeves

@AnnCleeves

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This is number 6 in the D.I. Vera Stanhope series and I think it's the best so far - and as I have enjoyed them all, that's saying something.
For Kate Dewar life seems to have finally come right - two teenage children Chloe and Ryan, a new relationship with a steady reliable man, the possibility of resurrecting her previous singing stardom and to boot she owns and runs a successful b and b in the small fishing village of Mardle, in Northumberland - life couldn't get much better.......... until the day there is a knock on the door and the police come with news that will break her peaceful life wide open.

Kate has to come to terms with the sad fact that Margaret Krukowski, who lived in the attic apartment at the b and b and was a good friend of Kate and the children, has been stabbed while travelling home by train. Margaret, the gentle refined woman, the woman who helped out at the church and the nearby home for abused women - Who could possibly want her dead. This is a murder that spans a lifetime of secrets and is set to tear the people of Mardle apart.
Vera, with her unorthodox policing, and her team are pitted against a wall of silence - The characters, as usual work well together, Joe the family man and Vera'a favourite member of the team, Holly, very prickly like her name and rather insecure, always trying too hard - and Charlie finally getting over his wife leaving him - all gel together to make a good working team.

I really enjoyed this book, as with most series, it's better to read them in order, as I have done, but in saying that this book stands alone and makes sense without having read the others. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery with great characters.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Jan. 2014
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A young girl, Jesse, discovers a stabbed, dead body on a packed metro. Her name is Margaret Krukowski, a resident in a guest house in Harbour Street, Mardle. Vera Stanhope is soon on the case, prying and probing into why a 70 year old lady was mysteriously killed. Vera loves digging around another person's private life, perhaps because she has none of her own. Margaret Krukowski had married a Polish refugee when young. She helped running the guest house owned by Kate Dewar that had a regular clientele. She was benevolent, helping the church and The Haven, a refuge for homeless women. Police enquiries were leading nowhere. Residents were reluctant to give information on the dead victim, well-known, but Vera was convinced they were hiding information for personal reasons. There are a host of suspects, all with skeletons in their closets.

Ann Cleeves draws the characters in great depth. They are all believable. As the facts are uncovered, the extent of the intrigue within Harbour Street and Mardle becomes apparent. Surprising and shocking revelations come to light. The finale is thrilling as the culprit is hounded and found out. The plot is well constructed and captivating. Vera is a stand out character. The atmosphere of the murder enquiry and locations are superb in this outstanding crime thriller.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bookie TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Jun. 2014
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I've only discovered the Vera Stanhope series recently and I'm not reading in any particular order. I find Vera fascinating as a lead character. She's quirky but plausible. She's not much of a stickler for rules and I really enjoy the way the reader has access to her inner thoughts about her colleagues and the suspects. Those insights often provide the contrast of humour in the midst of darkness.

The cast of characters in this story is diverse. Each has an interesting backstory and events are largely self contained in a small geographic area of Newcastle. But the dialogue keeps the carefully crafted plot moving forward and with a number of suspects, it had me guessing right up to the actual reveal. Really enjoyed it.
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Love Ann Cleeves novels - read quite a few over the years and this one doesn't disappoint. A murder on a train, a resident of Harbour Street, Mardle, a lady of mystery. Where had she been? No motive, no witnesses, even though the train was full, nothing. All local life is linked to the Harbour Street of the title, once a thriving area but has now seen better days. Secrets, long forgotten relationships, missing people, memories not what they were, and locals unwilling or unable to remember the past, when things were much simpler. Then there is a second murder in the village. In to this mix comes Inspector Vera Stanhope, unconventional, clever and has an uncanny knack of getting people to tell all, without realising it. Chatting to the locals gets better results than full on questioning. A clever novel with many twists and turns. The outcome, and who and why, will surprise you.
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Jan. 2015
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When the wrong kind of snow stops the metro Jessie Ashworth goes to wake a sleeping pensioner and discovers she's dead. This is the start of another complicated case for Vera Stanhope and her team. The plot is sufficiently complicated with blind alleys and red herrings galore to keep you turning the pages, wondering what will come next. I like reading the "Vera" series as I find them an extremely comfortable read, by that I mean that the plot is logical and easy to follow and the characters are so realistic that I understand their actions and feel as if I know them or if not them people like them.
This book is well worth a read.
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