I do love Vera! "Val McDermid"
Excellent . . . Intricate plotting makes for a compulsive read. "The Independent (UK)"
Detective Vera Stanhope is a remarkable creation. "Bookseller (UK)"
One of the most appealing fictional detectives to emerge since Andy Dalziel got into his stride. "Martin Edwards, Spintingler Magazine (UK)"
Watch out for Ann Cleeves . . . Snapped up by ITV, her creation, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, is the new Frost, played by Brenda Blethyn. "Red magazine (UK)"
Cleeves has hit the big time . . . This is going to be a winner! "BBC Front Row (UK)"
An absorbingly cunning mystery. "Daily Mail (UK)"
Ann Cleeves creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next. "People"
Cleeves once again proves herself a master of mystery, with fine writing, a broodingly atmospheric setting, a twist-filled plot, and a shocker of an ending. "Booklist"
In true Christie fashion, Cleeves once more pulls the wool over our eyes with cunning and conviction. "Colin Dexter""