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Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of a young man who had been strangled and laid out in a bath and covered with wildflowers, in the third novel of the series following Telling Tales.

McMillan Palgrave

Now available in the U.S., Hidden Depths is an early book in Diamond Dagger award-winning crime novelist Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series, brought to life in the hit TV series Vera.

On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers.

This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But now, Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their private lives, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed.

And all the while the killer remains in their midst, waiting for an opportunity to prepare another beautiful, watery grave…

“I do love Vera!” —Val McDermid

“Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception.” —Library Journal (Starred Review) on Harbour Street

Publisher: St Martins Pr 2018
ISBN: 9781250107343


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Jul 17, 2016

I really liked this. The right number of characters and clever relationships. Well written too...and it is better than the Video.

Jan 30, 2016

This story is in Set 1 of Vera which I have viewed. The book, however, is better than the DVD version. 4 friends , again birders, are the focus of this story. A young women and a teen boy have been murdered in similar ways in the same area. Remarkable how each character in the story could be a suspect.

Dec 07, 2010

very good
Vera Stanhope mystery


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