Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves audiobook

Telling Tales: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

By Ann Cleeves
Read by Julia Franklin

Macmillan Audio 9781250122773

The Vera Stanhope Mysteries: Book 2

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"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England...Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind." — AudioFile Magazine It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts? With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl…

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Summary

Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2018

"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England...Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind." — AudioFile Magazine

It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large.

For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch.

As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?
With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next. People Magazine
Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception. Library Journal
A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please. Booklist
It's a dark, interesting novel with considerable emotional force behind it. The Spectator
Nothing short of riveting. Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
I do love Vera! Val McDermid, bestselling author
"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England. ...While Franklin's careful portrayals of persons of interest are clear and emotionally detailed, it's her portrayal of Vera that steals the show. Though much is made of Vera's appearance--she's squat and disheveled--she is not to be underestimated. Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind. AudioFile
“Nobody does eerie like Ann Cleeves in her immensely popular Vera Stanhope mysteries.” Booklist (starred review) on The Moth Catcher
“Cleeves expertly handles the interplay among Vera—outsized both in stature and personality—her staff, and the villagers…Top-notch.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Harbour Street
“Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive.” Library Journal (starred review) on Harbour Street

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Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author of five series of mysteries, two of which have been turned into hit television series. Her first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing. Cold Earth was a finalist for the McIlvanney Prize, and The Long Call was shortlisted for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English