Silent Voices Paperback – Jul 11 2011
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"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)
"I do love Vera!"
"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." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please." --"Booklist" (starred review)
I do love Vera!
I do love Vera!--Val McDermid
I do love Vera! Val McDermid
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. "Kirkus Reviews"
A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please. "Booklist (starred review)"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook, and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. In 2006, Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black. She lives in North Tyneside, England.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
It’s not every day a police inspector finds a dead body sharing a sauna with her in a hotel health club, especially when that body is of a murder victim. Vera and her team work to find a killer in a village filled with people, and their secrets.
From the very first paragraph, one is caught up in the author’s voice; her dry humor and the character. By the end of the first chapter, on is also caught up in the story.
There is so much one could say about the characters, particularly Vera. How nice it is to have a female protagonist such as Vera. She’s a mature woman, overweight and unconcerned about her appearance—except, not totally unconcerned. She does care about being fair to her team, knows what motivates each of them, and is a very good leader; even though she drives them hard. She’s respected by her colleagues, even when they frustrate her. The relationship she has with Joe, her sergeant, is an interesting one…”Sometimes Vera though he represented her feminine side. He had the empathy, she had the muscle. Well, the bulk.” Even with the suspects, she doesn’t just investigate clues, but motivations; what makes people do what they do, what drives them.
Cleeves has a very interesting style. Although the story is told in 3rd person, when she focuses on Vera, it switches somewhat to first person as we gain insight on her life and character through an internal monologue and her observations…”These days, people expected senior female officers to walk straight out of “Prime Suspect.”
There is a very strong sense of place and wonderful descriptions. Particularly appealing is the contrast between the town and the desolation of Vera’s home. It’s very much part of her character.Read more ›
hase another one.