Ann Cleeves

  • Des vérites cachées

    Ann Cleeves

    Un corps couvert de fleurs : Vera débusquera-t-elle l'assassin ?
    Il fait chaud ce jour-là, sur les côtes de Norhumberland. Revenue d'une virée en ville, Julie Armstrong n'aurait jamais cru faire pareille macabre découverte : son fils étranglé, étendu dans son bain... et le corps couvert de fleurs sauvages.
    Ce meurtre "d'esthète" laisse l'inspectrice Vera Stanhope et son équipe sous le choc. Mais quand un second corps est découvert dans un décor similaire, Vera sait qu'elle doit faire vite pour débusquer le criminel.
    Rares sont les indices susceptibles d'aiguiller Vera, mais la voilà intriguée par le groupe d'amis qui a découvert le second corps.
    Qu'est-ce qui relie ces quatre hommes et cette femme ? Sont-ils si soudés qu'ils le prétendent ? Tandis que chacun est contraint de révéler ses petits secrets, des révélations surgissent peu à peu...
    Et pendant ce temps, le tueur reste dans l'ombre, attendant l'occasion de reproduire son oeuvre d'art morbide...
    Première édition : Belfond, 2008

  • Mort sur la lande

    Ann Cleeves

    Qui a tué la jeune Abigail ? Vera mène l'enquête.

    Cela fait dix ans maintenant que Jeanie Long a été accusée du meurtre de la jeune Abigail Mantel, 15 ans. Lasse de toujours crier son innocence, elle vient de se suicider.
    Mais voilà que les habitants de la paisible bourgade d'Elvet, dans le nord de l'Angleterre, sont troublés d'apprendre qu'une nouvelle preuve a été exhumée, qui atteste de l'innocence de Jeanie.
    Le meurtrier d'Abigail serait dans la nature...
    Pour Emma Bennett, cette révélation ravive d'émouvants souvenirs de sa meilleure amie - et de cette effroyable journée d'hiver où elle avait découvert son corps gisant dans un fossé.
    Au fur et à mesure des recherches menées par l'inspectrice Vera Stanhope, et tandis que les habitants sont ramenés à une époque qu'ils auraient préféré oublier, les tensions montent. Mais ont-ils peur de l'assassin... ou de leur propre passé ?
    Alors que Vera Stanhope creuse dans l'histoire de cette bourgade, elle met au jour des secrets aussi effrayants que décisifs...
    Première édition : Belfond, 2008

  • THE DARKEST EVENING

    Ann Cleeves

    DCI Vera Stanhope returns in the ninth novel in No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves'' enduringly popular series . Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope''s only thought is to get there quickly. But with the snow driving down heavily, she becomes disorientated and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver''s door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could she be the child''s mother, and if it is, what happened to her? A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant new Vera novel to savour.

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  • WILD FIRE

    Ann Cleeves

    B>Wild Fire is the eighth, and final book, in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez./b> Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. For him it will mean returning to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is already facing the most disturbing investigation of his career, when Willow drops a bombshell that will change his life forever. Is he ready for what is to come?

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  • A Biddista, hameau perdu des Shetland, pendant le solstice d'été. Un homme est retrouvé mort, pendu dans un cabanon de pêcheurs au bord de l'eau, un masque de clown dissimulant son visage. Jimmy Perez n'a pas assez de l'aide des flics d'Inverness pour élucider l'affaire, d'autant plus délicate que l'identité de la victime demeure inconnue. Entre Shetland et Yorkshire, les investigations piétinent. jusqu'à la découverte d'un nouveau corps. Cette fois, il s'agit de Roddy, l'enfant chéri de l'île, un jeune violoniste célèbre dans le monde entier. Quel lien pouvait bien unir les deux victimes ? Un meurtrier rôderait-il sur les falaises de Biddista ? Et surtout, quels secrets inavouables hantent les consciences des habitants ? En pleine saison des nuits blanches, durant ces jours où le soleil ne se couche jamais, Jimmy Perez devra déployer des trésors de sagacité pour briser le silence qui semble unir la petite communauté de Biddista, avant que le meurtrier ne frappe encore une fois

  • THE LONG CALL

    Ann Cleeves

    B>The Long Call is the captivating first novel in a /b>b>brand new series /b>b>from Sunday Times bestseller a/b>b>nd creator of Vera and Shetland, /b>b>Ann Cleeves./b>In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose.A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.Finding the killer is Venn's only focus, and his team's investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

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  • The Seagull is Ann Cleeves' searing eighth novel in the bestselling Vera Stanhope series, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships.Shrewd. Smart. Challenging. Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is on the case.When prison inmate and former police officer John Brace says he's willing to give up information about a long-dead wheeler dealer in return for protection for his family, Vera knows that she has to look into his claims.But opening up this cold case strikes much closer to home than Vera anticipates as her investigation takes her back in time to The Seagull, a once decadent and now derelict nightclub where her deceased father and his friends used to congregate.As Vera's past collides dangerously with the present, she will have to confront her unwanted memories and face the possibility that her father was involved in what happened. The truth is about to come out but is Vera ready for what it will reveal?The Vera Stanhope series has been adapted as the smash-hit TV series, Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.

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  • B>*Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger*/b>br>b>*Vera Stanhope will return in The Seagull*/b>br>b>/b>br>b>The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn./b>'This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.'br>br>Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam's daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here . . . b>Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room and Harbour Street. /b>

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  • L'heure écarlate

    Ann Cleeves

    Dans un coin perdu de l'archipel écossais des Shetland, une archéologue exhume de mystérieux ossements et, avec eux, les encombrants secrets de deux familles... Une nouvelle enquête de l'inspecteur Jimmy Perez, flic taciturne, compatissant et redoutablement efficace.

    Hattie en est convaincue : le jardin de Mima Wilson abrite les vestiges d'une demeure médiévale. Mais lorsqu'elle déterre un crâne humain teinté de rouge, la jeune archéologue s'interroge : ce squelette date-t-il vraiment du Moyen Âge ?
    Peu de temps après, c'est le corps de Mima qui est retrouvé au fond du jardin : la vieille dame aurait été victime d'un accident de chasse. Une conclusion qui laisse Jimmy Perez perplexe. Et quand celui-ci découvre le cadavre de Hattie dans la fosse, impossible de nier l'évidence : c'est un huis clos meurtrier qui se joue sur l'île.
    Mais pour exhumer les sanglants mystères enfouis près des lochs, Jimmy va devoir faire preuve de beaucoup de patience... et de persuasion.
    Car les langues des insulaires sont dures à délier. Et, dissimulé dans la brume, un assassin semble bien décidéà conclure une oeuvre débutée des générations plus tôt.

  • Morts sur la lande

    Ann Cleeves

    Dans le petit village d'Elvet, Yorkshire, c'est le choc : Jeanie Long s'est suicidée. Emprisonnée pendant dix ans pour le meurtre de la jeune Abigail Mantel, elle a toujours crié son innocence. En vain. L'émotion est à son comble quand on apprend la réouverture de l'enquête ; des faits nouveaux tendraient à prouver que Jeanie disait bien la vérité. Mais, curieusement, les villageois ne semblent pas pressés de replonger dans le passé, et les langues ne se délient pas facilement. Jusqu'à l'entrée en scène de l'inspectrice Vera Stanhope, qui va déployer tout son art de l'interrogatoire pour lever le voile sur les secrets inavouables de ces vies en apparence irréprochables. Jalousies, fantasmes, liaisons incestueuses, chantages se révèlent peu à peu... Et Vera le sait bien : le crime appelle le crime...

  • Anglais White Nights

    Ann Cleeves

    It’s midsummer in Shetland, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws a party to launch an exhibition of her work and to introduce the paintings of Fran Hunter. The Herring House, the gallery where the exhibition is held, is on the beach at Biddista, in the remote north west of the island. When a mysterious Englishman bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where he’s come from, the evening ends in farce. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter in a boathouse on the jetty, a clown’s mask on his face. Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that this is a local murder. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bella’s musician nephew is murdered too. But the detective’s relationship with Fran Hunter clouds his judgement. And this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems.

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  • B>Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall./b>In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.b>Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air./b>

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  • THE HERON''S CRY - MATTHEW VENN Nouv.

    The Heron''s Cry is the second novel in the number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring detective Matthew Venn, from the creator of Vera and Shetland , Ann Cleeves. North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder - Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter Eve is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken vases. Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He''s a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved though to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband. Then another body is found - killed in a similar way. Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home . . . The Long Call and The Heron''s Cry are part of Ann Cleeves'' Two Rivers series and have been recently commissioned for ITV.

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  • B>Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez./b>A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note, saying she'll never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Her interest in the ghost had seemed unhealthy - obsessive, even - to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill - many years later - to protect? Ann Cleeves' striking Shetland novel explores the tensions between tradition and modernity that lie deep at the heart of a community, and how events from the past can have devastating effects on the present.Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning and Dead Water.

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  • A hidden past, with undercurrents of murder ...

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  • A silent community. A murderer among them.

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  • Sur l'île la plus isolée d'Écosse, battue par les violentes tempêtes d'automne, un vieux phare est le théâtre de meurtres étranges. Un final électrique pour ce quatrième et dernier volet des enquêtes de l'inspecteur Jimmy Perez.

    Par une nuit d'orage à Fair Isle, la directrice du centre d'ornithologie est retrouvée poignardée, des plumes blanches répandues en couronne dans ses cheveux.
    Qui a pu commettre un tel crime sur cette île minuscule, uniquement peuplée de quelques chasseurs d'oiseaux rares et de résidants qui se côtoient depuis toujours ?
    De retour sur les lieux de son enfance avec sa fiancée, Jimmy Perez va devoir mener l'enquête au sein d'une communauté qu'il connaît intimement. Privé de renforts à cause du mauvais temps, l'inspecteur ne pourra compter que sur lui-même pour délier les langues au plus vite.
    Car Fair Isle se referme comme un piège sur les insulaires affolés. Et, dissimulé parmi eux, l'assassin attend l'heure de frapper à nouveau.

  • Anglais Telling Tales

    Ann Cleeves

    It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. But are people afraid of the killer, or of their own guilty pasts?

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  • Anglais Hidden Depths

    Ann Cleeves

    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 then a second body - that of young teacher Lily Marsh - is discovered the water strewn with flowers.

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  • Anglais Red Bones

    Ann Cleeves

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  • Anglais Blue Lightning

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  • Anglais Raven Black

    Ann Cleeves

    It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance.

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