The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope)
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The Glass Room: Ann Cleeves (Vera Stanhope Book 5)
Vera does take transparent delight in her work. She’s in her element with a dead body and a crime to be solved. Cleeves crafts a subtle, complex mystery, and the curmudgeonly Vera and her distinctive view of the world make this series stand out in a crowded genre." Cleeves is very obviously having a little postmodern fun at the expense of her more pretentious peers... a solid and enjoyably old-fashioned police-procedural yarn"I’ve got a birthday treat for you, lad.’ And he listened as she talked about the murder, recognizing her excitement. Hearing too his wife’s voice in his head: That woman’s a ghoul – the delight she takes in other people’s misery. A prison outreach leads to a meeting between Vera Stanhope and John Brace, a now-incarcerated corrupt former police superintendent, in Diamond Dagger Award–winner Cleeves’s engrossing eighth mystery Continue reading » A series of fictional plots are pressed into service as blueprints for real-life crimes at a writers’ retreat.
The Glass Room: Vera Stanhope, Book 5 (Audio Download): Ann The Glass Room: Vera Stanhope, Book 5 (Audio Download): Ann
Vera finds the writer’s retreat and— surprise, surprise—she’s just in time for murder. “Academic, reviewer and arts guru” Professor Tony Ferdinand is dead. A woman was discovered outside the glass-walled “first-floor conservatory” where he was killed with “a knife in her hand.” DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation. But when one of them goes missing, her path leads her to more than a missing friend . . .
The Glass Room is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.