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The seagull

Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: London, England : Macmillan, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his daughter and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Vera Stanhope; Vera Stanhope
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Cleeves
ISBN: 9781447278351 1447278356 9781447278344 1447278348
OCLC Number: 981806225
Description: 397 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Ann Cleeves.

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A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two. This cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as `the Prof', were close friends of Hector, her father. Together, they were `the Gang of Four', and Hector had been one of the last people to see Marshall alive. Vera must confront her prejudices and unwanted memories to dig out the truth, as the past begins to collide dangerously with the present . . .

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An excellent, atmospheric mystery. Ann Cleeves is our Queen in the North, and The Seagull another jewel in her crown. -- Mick Herron I loved The Seagull - quite simply it reminds me why Ann Cleeves Read more...

 
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