Ann Cleeves TV Vera Stanhope & Shetland Series 16 Books Young Adult Collection Paperback Set - St Stephens Books

Ann Cleeves TV Vera Stanhope & Shetland Series 16 Books Collection Paperback Set


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The Vera Stanhope and Shetland book series by Ann Cleeves is a collection of crime novels that have captured the imagination of readers around the world. The series features two of Cleeves' most popular characters, detective Vera Stanhope and detective Jimmy Perez, and is set in the rugged landscapes of the North East of England and the Shetland Islands respectively. Buy Ann Cleeves' book set now and dive into these British crime thrillers. 

The Vera Stanhope series follows the exploits of Vera Stanhope, a middle-aged detective inspector who works for the Northumbria police department. Vera is a formidable character, with a sharp mind and a no-nonsense approach to police work. Despite her gruff exterior, Vera is a complex character with a rich inner life, and readers will find themselves drawn to her strength and resilience. 

Titles In This Set:

Shetland Books: 

Raven Black 

White Nights

Red Bones

Blue Lightning

Dead Water

Thin Air

Cold Earth

Too Good to be True

Vera Stanhope Books

The Crow Trap

Telling Tales

Hidden Depths

Silent Voices

The Glass Room

Harbour Street

The Moth Catcher

The Seagull 

The series is known for its intricate plots, which often involve multiple suspects and red herrings. Cleeves' attention to detail is impressive, and readers will find themselves trying to piece together the clues alongside Vera and her team. The books are also notable for their vivid descriptions of the North East of England, from the bleak moors to the bustling cities.

The Shetland series, on the other hand, follows the investigations of Detective Jimmy Perez, who works for the Shetland Islands police department. The series is set against the starkly beautiful backdrop of the Shetland Islands, with their rugged coastlines and wild landscapes. The series is known for its atmospheric descriptions, which transport the reader to the windswept shores of Shetland.

Like the Vera Stanhope series, the Shetland series is characterized by its intricate plots and attention to detail. Cleeve is a master of the crime genre, and readers will find themselves swept up in the twists and turns of the investigations. The books also delve into the history and culture of the Shetland Islands, with their Norse heritage and unique way of life.

One of the strengths of the series is the depth of the characters. Both Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez are complex, fully realized characters with their own strengths and weaknesses. Readers will find themselves invested in their personal lives, as well as their professional ones. The supporting characters are also well-developed, adding an extra layer of depth to the stories.

Another strength of the series is Cleeves' prose. Her writing is sharp and engaging, and she has a talent for creating vivid descriptions that transport the reader to the heart of the action. Her dialogue is also excellent, with each character having their own distinct voice.

Overall, the Vera Stanhope and Shetland book series by Ann Cleeves are must-reads for fans of crime fiction. The books are well-written, with engaging characters, intricate plots, and atmospheric descriptions. The series is suitable for readers of all ages, and it is sure to keep readers guessing until the very end. Whether you are a fan of Vera Stanhope or Jimmy Perez, or just love a good crime novel, this series is not to be missed.

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