In this Pan Heritage Classics edition, Inspector Stephen Ramsey delves into the murder of Otterbridge's beloved Dorothea.
Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over thirty novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Cleeves is quietly carving out a reputation as the new Queen of
Crime * Sunday Mirror *
A fine writer * Sunday Telegraph *
Ann Cleeves is a skilful technician, keeping our interest alive and building slowly up to the denouement. Her easy use of language and clever story construction make her one of the best natural writers of detective fiction * Daily Express *
Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves * Val McDermid *
Ann Cleeves has an enviable talent . . . I love these books * CrimeSquad *