Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves audiobook

Telling Tales: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

By Ann Cleeves
Read by Julia Franklin

Macmillan Audio

The Vera Stanhope Mysteries: Book 2

11.55 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427288431

"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England...Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind." — AudioFile Magazine It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts? With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl…

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Summary

Summary

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Mystery Narration

Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2018

"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England...Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind." — AudioFile Magazine

It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large.

For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch.

As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?
With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception. Library Journal
A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please. Booklist
It's a dark, interesting novel with considerable emotional force behind it. The Spectator
Creates a dark enough mood to keep you straining to see what will come to light next. People Magazine
Nothing short of riveting. Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
"Demonstrating singular adeptness with mood and pacing, narrator Julia Franklin shines in this character-rich mystery set in northern England. ...While Franklin's careful portrayals of persons of interest are clear and emotionally detailed, it's her portrayal of Vera that steals the show. Though much is made of Vera's appearance--she's squat and disheveled--she is not to be underestimated. Franklin's performance is direct and punchy, matching the speed and shrewdness of Vera's first-rate mind. AudioFile
I do love Vera! Val McDermid, bestselling author
“Intricate and engrossing…offers readers the pleasures of the traditional locked room/isolated island mystery.” Washington Post Book World, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Author Bio: Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves writes two series of traditional mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit television series. Her first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in British crime writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English