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The seagull: Ann Cleeves.

The seagull: Ann Cleeves.
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ISBN 9781760555320
Author Cleeves, Ann
Title The seagull [electronic resource] / Ann Cleeves.
Publisher/Date [London] : Macmillan, 2017.
Series A Vera Stanhope novel 8.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Summary Note The Seagull is Ann Cleeves searing eighth novel in the bestselling Vera Stanhope series, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships. Detective Vera Stanhope, immortalised in print and on screen by ITV, returns in the captivating eighth novel from the bestselling series by Ann Cleeves, the 2017 recipient of the Diamond Dagger Award. A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary?s Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two. This cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as ?the Prof?, were close friends of Hector, her father. Together, they were ?the Gang of Four?, and Hector had been one of the last people to see Marshall alive. Vera must confront her prejudices and unwanted memories to dig out the truth, as the past begins to collide dangerously with the present . . .
Target audience note Adult.
Subject - Name Stanhope, Vera -- Fiction
Subject Women detectives -- England -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
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