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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Halstad LINK Site M CLE (Text) 33500013283486 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library M CLE (Text) 33500013283478 New In transit -
Karlstad LINK Site CLE (Text) 35500006304198 New Checked out 11/05/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781250204509
  • ISBN: 125020450X
  • Physical Description: vii, 372 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2020.

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"On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat. Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, now a little shabby and run down. It's also where her father, Hector, grew up. Inside, there's a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow. As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, she also begins to uncover her family's complicated past"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    When Vera Stanhope decided to seek a career as a copper, her father jeered she'd find real-life crime and criminals not at all like those in the Agatha Christie novels bookworm Vera so enjoyed. Now, after decades as a detective in the Northumbrian police, she knows the old man had it wrong. Even in bleak, icy northeastern England, there are country houses, vicars, privileged twits, murderers, and corpses waiting to be stumbled over. Cleeves has a fine time constructing a clockwork murder plot and using it to examine the lives in that circumscribed world. Inspector Stanhope looks, as she does in the celebrated TV series, like a bag lady, and she edges near pathos as she makes her staff into the family she profoundly misses. Loneliness plays both sides of the aisle here, afflicting both Vera and the murderer she hunts. Those not wanting to wallow in the sociological side of this mystery should focus on Vera as she follows the clues, including the baby in the abandoned car. Remember to watch out for that avocado. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television series—the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn—both of which are watched and loved in the US. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller. She lives in the UK.

Subject: Stanhope, Vera > Fiction.
Women detectives > England > Fiction.
Mansions > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Traffic accidents > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Women detectives.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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