The Resource The seagull, Ann Cleeves

The seagull, Ann Cleeves

Label
The seagull
Title
The seagull
Statement of responsibility
Ann Cleeves
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two. This cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as `the Prof', were close friends of Hector, her father. Together, they were `the Gang of Four', and Hector had been one of the last people to see Marshall alive. Vera must confront her prejudices and unwanted memories to dig out the truth, as the past begins to collide dangerously with the present
Member of
Summary
Following leads to the site of a missing con man's body, Vera Stanhope discovers links between the cold case, a glamorous nightclub, and her own father
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569180
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleeves, Ann
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vera Stanhope novels
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanhope, Vera (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Murder
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Target audience
adult
Label
The seagull, Ann Cleeves
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781447278351
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The seagull, Ann Cleeves
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781447278351
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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