Detective Vera Stanhope, immortalised in print and on screen by ITV, returns in the captivating eighth novel from the bestselling series by Ann Cleeves, the 2017 recipient of the Diamond Dagger Award.
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 millions of copies worldwide.
The Seagull brilliantly evokes the run-down seaside resort
of Whitley Bay . . . a mystery as satisfying as anything Cleeves
has written. * Sunday Times *
An excellent, atmospheric mystery. Ann Cleeves is our Queen in the North, and The Seagull another jewel in her crown. -- Mick Herron
Millions will be familiar with Brenda Blethyn's portrayal of Vera in the television series of the same name but Cleeves' engaging prose provides a much deeper, subtler insight into an intriguing and likeable character . . . readers will enjoy Vera's relentless quest for the truth in this astutely observed, atmospheric crime novel. * Daily Express *
Darker and more intricate than ever, [The Seagull] shows a new side to Vera as she confronts her prejudices and the past * Woman & Home *
I loved The Seagull - quite simply it reminds me why Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers! I relish learning more about Vera with each book, and The Seagull provides fresh insight into one of our most complex and lovable sleuths. -- Louise Penny
Fans of curmudgeonly cop Vera Stanhope, prepare for a treat * Good Housekeeping *
A fine writer * Sunday Telegraph *
Cleeves is carving out a reputation as the new Queen of Crime * Sunday Mirror *
Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves -- Val McDermid
Ann Cleeves has an enviable talent . . . I love these books * CrimeSquad *