The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Novel 1


Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743294482
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/12/2001
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Macmillan
  • Price: $9.99


"One of the best natural writers of detective fiction" Sunday Express

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, to complete an environmental survey. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal...

Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman, hiding plenty of her own secrets.

Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael refuses to accept.

When another death occurs, a fourth woman enters the picture - the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope...

Author Information

Ann Cleeves 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 northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black. Her Vera Stanhope series is currently being turned into a major ITV production for release in 2010. Ann lives in North Tyneside. Visit the author's website at: www.anncleeves.com