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The Heron's Cry, Hardback Book

The Heron's Cry Hardback

Part of the Two Rivers series

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'Matthew Venn is a keeper . . . stunning' David Baldacci 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' - David Baldacci'Had me hooked . . . a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story' - The Times'A triumph that cements Cleeves' status as one of Britain's best crime writers' - Daily Express'Clever, compassionate and atmospheric . . . I am already a Matthew Venn fan' - Elly Griffiths'Cleeves combines a flair for evoking sense of place with a thoughtful, complex plot' - Mail on Sunday'A traditional mystery of the best sort' - Guardian

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