'Ann Cleeves is a gifted recruit to the traditional detective novel...and on her current form will continue to command attention...At her best she is already exceptional.'- B.A. PIKE, TWENTIETH CENTURY CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITERS. When she finds her Aunt Ursula's body slumped lifeless on a sofa in her lonely cottage, Molly Palmer-Jones and her husband begin to piece together a picture of Ursula's last days. However, even the Palmer-Jones' professional expertise doesn't prepare them for what is to follow, and many secrets must surface before a killer can be brought to justice.
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When she finds her beloved cats and some protected wildfowl dead of illegal poison, elderly Ursula Ottway threatens to expose her landlord, politician Marcus Grenville, as an anti-preservationist. Within hours, Ursula is dead . . . by the same illegal poison. Now, as George and Molly Palmer-Jones reconstruct Ursula's last days, it becomes clear that her sharp eyes and long memory had posed a deadly threat not only to Marcus, but to his chilly wife, his alienated offspring, and others. To bring a killer to justice, Molly and George must uproot a lifetime's worth of secrets and expose a nest of vicious human vultures.About the Author:
Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's VERA and BBC One's SHETLAND. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.
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Book Description Ulverscroft, 1992. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Moyen. RO60110473: 387 pages. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque au dos du 1er plat, et en pages de garde et de titre. 1re page de garde manquante. Tranche passée (avec 3 tampons). Ulverscroft large print. Thriller. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Coiffe en pied abîmée. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60110473