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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Cleeves Narrator: Charlie Hardwick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vera Stanhope Mysteries Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781427266422
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Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, which began with the award-winning Raven Black. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series (set in Northumberland, England). This one features detective Vera Stanhope, the lead character played by Brenda Blethyn on the hit television series "Vera." Destined for the same kind of fame achieved by Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, the show is a favorite of millions of viewers in the U.K. and is available here on Netflix, PBS, and Amazon.



When Vera finds the body of a woman in the sauna of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death of natural causes. But when a closer inspection reveals bruises around the victim's throat, Vera's team start their investigation. Vera and her colleagues soon uncover details in the victim's past that may explain her untimely death. But Vera knows from experience that there's no such thing as a simple case, and this one gets more baffling by the minute.

With pitch-perfect writing, a finely tuned mystery, and a protagonist with a complex past of her own, Silent Voices is a stand out penned by one of Britain's most successful mystery writers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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)

  • “It’s easy to admire Vera’s brainpower…her adventures have been a hit on British television, and readers devoted to Cleeves’ tales of Jimmy Perez will want to give Vera a try.”

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About the Author

Ann Cleeves writes two series of traditional mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit television series. The Vera Stanhope books have been made into the hit series Vera starring Brenda Blethyn. The Shetland novels feature Inspector Jimmy Perez and are being filmed by the BBC and titled Shetland. Her first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing.

About the Narrator

Charlie Hardwick is a British actress best known for her role as Val Pollard in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. In addition to her ongoing role in Emmerdale, she also starred in the 2000 comedy film Purely Belter, Billy Elliot and won the best actress award at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival in 1998 for her role in Amber Films’ The Scar.