Search Results: "Ann Cleeves"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CROW TRAP by Ann Cleeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"This first installment in Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series, now published in the U.S. for the first time, offers abundant evidence why the police-detective heroine, physically unattractive but extremely clever, and her meticulously plotted adventures (The Moth Catcher, 2016, etc.) have made such a splash in bookstores and in the TV series Vera."
A British environmental survey suddenly turns dangerous when several deaths occur. Read full book review >

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RED BONES by Ann Cleeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Cleeves is expert at depicting hardscrabble island life, parental expectations and disappointments and emotionally charged silences. Thoughtful readers should give Perez a try."
Two deaths within a fortnight disrupt a Shetland Island archeological dig. Read full book review >

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THE MOTH CATCHER by Ann Cleeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Characteristically well plotted, with plenty of complex characters to enjoy."
A series of murders in a rural area has the neighbors on edge. Read full book review >

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COLD EARTH by Ann Cleeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The Shetland Islands provide a stunningly atmospheric setting for the complicated hero's latest procedural, a challenge he meets with determination and more than a little angst."
A landslide reveals a dead body and a tricky case for Shetland Islands detective Jimmy Perez (Thin Air, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHITE NIGHTS by Ann Cleeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Cleeves's keen sense of the seasonal rhythms of Shetland life and her vivid descriptions of its terrain satisfy like a peaty Highland dram, sipped slowly."
Village murders unveil lives far from simple in this second installment in a quartette of Shetland thrillers by Cleeves (Raven Black, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLUE LIGHTNING by Ann Cleeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

Nobody, not even the murderer, can leave the island until the storm clears. Read full book review >

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DEAD WATER by Ann Cleeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Cleeves (Silent Voices, 2013, etc.) returns to a sea-bound land of crofters' cottages, barren rocks and fog, especially the fog surrounding the murders. Although some of the characters are sketchier than the setting itself, the well-constructed procedural gains another dimension from Jimmy's re-engagement with his work and his life."
A grieving detective clashes with an incoming supervisor to solve a pair of murders on the main island of Shetland. Read full book review >

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SILENT VOICES by Ann Cleeves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's easy to admire Vera's brainpower but hard to overlook her mean-spirited management style. Still, her adventures, of which this is the fourth, have been a hit on British television, and readers devoted to Cleeves' tales of Jimmy Perez (Blue Lightning, 2010, etc.) will want to give Vera a try."
The U.S. introduction to that scruffy, tactless, unloved loner, middle-aged Inspector Vera Stanhope. Read full book review >

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HARBOUR STREET by Ann Cleeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Even though you may wish you could prod Cleeves (Dead Water, 2014, etc.) to pick up the leisurely pace, the complexities of the people and plot make the wait worthwhile."
A murder on the Metro presents a fifth case for a police inspector as smart as she is charmless. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT EVERY DAY by Ann Hodgman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rueful, funny and nostalgic, this will ring true to parents and grandparents and may be even more appealing to them than to a child readership—whose impression of the 1960s will be very different. (Memoir. 9-12)"
Hodgman looks back humorously at her 1960s childhood in the Rochester, N.Y., area, recalling incidents that pained her at the time or seem embarrassing in retrospect. Read full book review >