'Matthew Venn is a keeper . . . stunning'
The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves - soon to be a major TV series.
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'
'Had me hooked . . . a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story'
'A triumph that cements Cleeves' status as one of Britain's best crime writers'
'Clever, compassionate and atmospheric . . . I am already a Matthew Venn fan'
'Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plot'
Mail on Sunday
'A traditional mystery of the best sort'
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