The Heron’s Cry : Now a major ITV series starring Ben Aldridge as Detective Matthew Venn
Author: Cleeves, Ann Published 17/02/2022 | Paperback / softback
197 x 129 x 26 | 288g
Now a major ITV series, The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge.
The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves.
â€˜Matthew Venn is a keeper . . . stunningâ€™ â€“ David BaldacciNorth Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coast-line. 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 â€“ 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. Heâ€™s a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved though to find that Eve is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.
Then another body is found â€“ 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 Heronâ€™s Cry is the second novel in Ann Cleevesâ€™ Two Rivers series following her Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Call.
Praise for The Long Call:â€˜Had me hooked . . . a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleevesâ€™ storyâ€™ â€“ The Timesâ€˜A triumph that cements Cleevesâ€™ status as one of Britainâ€™s best crime writersâ€™ â€“ Daily Expressâ€˜Clever, compassionate and atmospheric . . . I am already a Matthew Venn fanâ€™ â€“ Elly Griffithsâ€˜Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plotâ€™ â€“ Mail on Sundayâ€˜A traditional mystery of the best sortâ€™ â€“ Guardian