The Heron's Cry

Paperback edition released 17/02/2022

by Ann Cleeves

Part of the Two Rivers Series

Crime and Mystery Thriller and Suspense

The Heron's Cry Synopsis

Now a major ITV series, The Long Call, adapted for television by screenwriter Kelly Jones and starring Ben Aldridge.

The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves - soon to be a major TV series.

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coast-line. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder - Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter, Eve, is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken vases.

Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved though to find that Eve is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.

Then another body is found - killed in a similar way. Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home . . .

The Heron's Cry is the second novel in Ann Cleeves' Two Rivers series following her Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Call.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781509889709
Publication date: 17th February 2022
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Ann Cleeves Press Reviews

As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves' latest. Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter -- David Baldacci on THE LONG CALL Had me hooked - a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story - The Times on THE LONG CALL

Clever, compassionate and atmospheric, with a great cast of new characters to love. I am already a Matthew Venn fan -- Elly Griffiths on THE LONG CALL A triumph that cements Cleeves' status as one of Britain's best crime writers - Daily Express - Daily Express on THE LONG CALL

Brilliant, thoughtful and deeply engaging -- Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series on THE LONG CALL Ann Cleeves' new series gets off to a terrific start with The Long Call - her native Devon is wonderfully evoked, and Matthew Venn is a very appealing new detective. Another sure-fire hit - -- Martin Edwards, author of Gallows Court, on THE LONG CALL Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plot - - Mail on Sunday on THE LONG CALL

The troubled Venn is a great protagonist, and Cleeves may well have created her next top TV cop - Heat Magazine on THE LONG CALL

A traditional mystery of the best sort - The Guardian on THE LONG CALL

Evocative and gripping - an absolute triumph - Daily Mirror on THE LONG CALL

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About Ann Cleeves

A letter from Ann Cleeves to our readers..... Dear Lovereading members, I first came to Shetland when I was nineteen.  I'd dropped out of university and was offered, quite by chance, the job of assistant cook in the bird observatory on Fair Isle, the most southerly island of the archipelago.  It's thirteen hours by ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland mainland and then another three hours in a horrible little boat to Fair Isle.  I thought I'd come to the end of the world.  But I arrived in spring when the lowlands were covered in flowers and ...

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