Ann Cleeves The Heron's Cry

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The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves - soon to be a major TV series.

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 Heron's Cry is the second novel in Ann Cleeves' Two Rivers crime series, following her Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Call.

About the Author

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, who can now be found on television in ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide. The Heron's Cry is book two in her Two Rivers series featuring Devonian Matthew Venn. The first book in the series, The Long Call, was published to critical acclaim. It is currently being adapted for television.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. She lives in North Tyneside near where the Vera books are set.

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'As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves' latest. Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter'
- David Baldacci

'Had me hooked - a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story'
- The Times

'Clever, compassionate and atmospheric, with a great cast of new characters to love. I am already a Matthew Venn fan'
- Elly Griffiths

'A triumph that cements Cleeves status as one of Britain's best crime writers'
- Daily Express

'Daily Express

'Brilliant, thoughtful and deeply engaging'
- Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series

'Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plot'
- Mail on Sunday

'A traditional mystery of the best sort'
- Guardian

'Evocative and gripping - an absolute triumph'
- Daily Mirror

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