ONLINE: Ann Cleeves - "The Rising Tide: A Vera Stanhope Novel"

Event date: 
09/08/2022 - 6:00pm

From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes the stunning tenth Vera Stanhope novel, The Rising Tide, a powerful novel about guilt, betrayal, and the longheld secrets people keep. Ann will be in conversation with Paula Munier, literary agent and author of the Mercy Carr mysteries. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

"Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers." —Louise Penny

For fifty years a group of friends have been meeting regularly for reunions on Holy Island, celebrating the school trip where they met, and the friend that they lost to the rising causeway tide five years later. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding, and whether the events of many years before could have led to murder then, and now . . .

But with the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible . . .

"Cleeves crafts a clever central puzzle, then confers remarkable emotional complexity using her keenly drawn characters’ advancing age, wistful nostalgia, and thorny shared history. A pinwheeling third-person narrative drives the pace, while Vera’s candor tempers the plot’s darker elements. Fair-play mystery fans will delight." —Publishers Weekly.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind three hit television series—Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, and The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge—all of which are watched and loved in the United States. All three are available on BritBox.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She was awarded the OBE in 2022 for services to reading and libraries. Ann lives in the United Kingdom. (Photo credit David Hirst)

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

PAULA MUNIER is a literary agent and the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mercy Carr mysteries.

A Borrowing of Bones, the first in the series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and named the Dogwise Book of the Year. Blind Search was inspired by the real-life rescue of a little boy with autism who got lost in the woods. The Hiding Place debuted in March, 2021. Her latest Mercy Carr mystery, The Wedding Plot, was released July 19, 2022 through Minotaur Books.

Paula credits the hero dogs of Mission K9 Rescue, her own rescue dogs, and a deep love of New England as her series’ major influences.

Paula has also written three popular books on writing: Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, and Writing with Quiet Hands, as well as Fixing Freddie and Happier Every Day.
She lives in New England with her family and Bear the Newfoundland-retriever rescue, Bliss the Great Pyrenees-Australian cattle dog rescue, pandemic puppy Blondie, a Malinois rescue (much like Elvis in her books), and Ursula The Cat, a rescue torbie tabby who does not think much of the dogs.

 

 

The Rising Tide: A Vera Stanhope Novel By Ann Cleeves Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250204530
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Minotaur Books - September 6th, 2022

The Wedding Plot: A Mercy Carr Mystery By Paula Munier Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250822369
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Minotaur Books - July 19th, 2022

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