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The Heron's Cry: Now a major ITV series starring Ben Aldridge as Detective Matthew Venn

by Ann Cleeves

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Published 2nd September 2021, 400 pages
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Now a major ITV series, The Long Call , adapted for television by screenwriter Kelly Jones and starring Ben Aldridge.

‘Matthew Venn is a keeper … stunning’ - David Baldacci


The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves.

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. 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 she 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 crime series, following her Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Call.

Praise for The Long Call:

‘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

‘Had me hooked … a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story’ - The Times

‘A triumph that cements Cleeves’ status as one of Britain’s best crime writers’ - Daily Express

‘Clever, compassionate and atmospheric … I am already a Matthew Venn fan’ - Elly Griffiths

‘Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plot’ - Mail on Sunday

‘A traditional mystery of the best sort’ - Guardian

Details

The Heron's Cry: Now a major ITV series starring Ben Aldridge as Detective Matthew Venn
by Ann Cleeves

ISBN
9781509889686

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Sept. 2, 2021

Dimensions
24.2cm x 16.2cm x 4.1cm

Page count
400 pages