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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Aug 4, 2020 - Fiction - 16 pages

As New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves' popularity explodes in print and on TV, this gripping e-short, "Frozen," will introduce readers to the inimitable DI Vera Stanhope.

For once, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is managing to have a good day off. Strolling around town, she ducks into a new bookshop in a renovated chapel. But just as she does, a skeleton is discovered in the old baptismal font. Soon, a decade old mystery is revived, and Vera must uncover secrets long buried before this case once again goes cold.


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User Review  - MM_Jones - LibraryThing

Very short story using established characters from one of the authors many series. A body is discover beneath the floor of a recently remodeled deconsecrated church. Some tiny bit of detective work ... Read full review

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“Frozen: a Vera Stanhope Short Story” is written by Ann Cleeves. After a brisk walk on Hadrian’s Wall and a shopping trip for supplies in the small market town of Corbridge, Vera decides to stop in to ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television series—the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn—both of which are watched and loved in the US. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on Amazon Video, BritBox and PBS.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.

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