Vera Stanhope is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction/mystery novels by English novelist Ann Cleeves. Vera works as a detective inspector for the Northumbria & City Police. She is courageous and witty, but has a bad temper. The series has been adapted into the ITV series Vera starring Brenda Blethyn as the title […]


Ann Cleeves is a British author of crime fiction, mystery and thriller novels. Ann worked a number of jobs, including working as a child care officer, women’s refuge leader, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard and then went back to college to become a probation officer. Her first series that she wrote featured elderly naturalist […]