The Long Call


      The Long Call
For the first time in 20 years, Ann Cleeves international bestselling and award winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows embarks on a gripping new series.In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father s funeral takes place Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team A body has been found on the beach nearby a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.An astonishing new novel told with compassion and searing insight, The Long Call will captivate fans of Vera and Shetland, as well as new readers. Best Read [ The Long Call ] Author [ Ann Cleeves ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Ann is the author of the books behind ITV s VERA, now in it s third series, and the BBC s SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012 Ann s DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth Ann s Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland IslandsAnn grew up in the country, first in Herefordshire, then in North Devon Her father was a village school teacher After dropping out of university she took a number of temporary jobs child care officer, women s refuge leader, bird observatory cook, auxiliary coastguard before going back to college and training to be a probation officer.While she was cooking in the Bird Observatory on Fair Isle, she met her husband Tim, a visiting ornithologist She was attracted less by the ornithology than the bottle of malt whisky she saw in his rucksack when she showed him his room Soon after they married, Tim was appointed as warden of Hilbre, a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary They were the only residents, there was no mains electricity or water and access to the mainland was at low tide across the shore If a person s not heavily into birds and Ann isn t there s not much to do on Hilbre and that was when she started writing Her first series of crime novels features the elderly naturalist, George Palmer Jones A couple of these books are seriously dreadful.In 1987 Tim, Ann and their two daughters moved to Northumberland and the north east provides the inspiration for many of her subsequent titles The girls have both taken up with Geordie lads In the autumn of 2006, Ann and Tim finally achieved their ambition of moving back to the North East.For the National Year of Reading, Ann was made reader in residence for three library authorities It came as a revelation that it was possible to get paid for talking to readers about books She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival s first reader in residence and still enjoys working with libraries.Ann Cleeves on stage at the Duncan Lawrie Dagger awards ceremonyAnn s short film for Border TV, Catching Birds, won a Royal Television Society Award She has twice been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award once for her short story The Plater, and the following year for the Dagger in the Library award.In 2006 Ann Cleeves was the first winner of the prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association for Raven Black, the first volume of her Shetland Quartet The Duncan Lawrie Dagger replaces the CWA s Gold Dagger award, and the winner receives 20,000, making it the world s largest award for crime fiction.Ann s success was announced at the 2006 Dagger Awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton, in London s Aldwych, on Thursday 29 June 2006 She said I have never won anything before in my life, so it was a complete shock but lovely of course. The evening was relatively relaxing because I d lost my voice and knew that even if the unexpected happened there was physically no way I could utter a word So I wouldn t have to give a speech My editor was deputed to do it The judging panel consisted of Geoff Bradley non voting Chair , Lyn Brown MP a committee member on the London Libraries service , Frances Gray an academic who writes about and teaches courses on modern crime fiction , Heather O Donoghue academic, linguist, crime fiction reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement, and keen reader of all crime fiction and Barry Forshaw reviewer and editor of Crime Time magazine.Ann s books have been translated into sixteen languages She s a bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany Her novels sell widely and to critical acclaim in the United States Raven Black was shortlisted for the Martin Beck award for best translated crime novel in Sweden in 200

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Long Call
  • Ann Cleeves
  • English
  • 11 August 2017
  • 1250204445

10 thoughts on “ The Long Call

  1. says:

    Ann Cleeves has started a new series with The Long Call The book, named for the cry of a herring gull, The cry which always sounded to him like an inarticulate howl of pain Cleeves has developed a great set of characters here Our main character, Matthew is a DI in Barnstaple He s smart, a complex thinker, a loving and loved man in a healthy relationship The story starts with...

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    The veteran crime writer Anne Cleeves begins a new series set in North Devon, between the 2 rivers, Taw and Torridge, where DI Matthew Venn, a gay man is his 40s married to his husband, Jonathan, is about to lead his first big murder inquiry when the dead body of a man is discovered on the sands, the victim has a tattoo of a albatross on his neck and has been stabbed Venn is a local boy who grew up with his parents, part of a strict evangelical church, known as the Barum Brethren His family an The veteran crime writer Anne Cleeves begins a new series set in North Devon, between the 2 rivers, Taw and Torridge, where DI Matthew Venn, a gay man is his 40s married to his husband, Jonathan, is about to lead his first big murder inquiry when the dead body of a man is discovered on the sands, the victim has a tattoo of a albatross on his neck and has been stabbed Venn is a local boy who grew up with his parents, part of a strict evangelical church, known as the Barum Brethren His family and the church ostracised him when he renounced their faith, their God a creation in their own image, as hard, cold and inflexible as they are He is feeling a sense of regret, his father has just died, and he never got to see him as his health deteriorated Venn s partner, Jon...

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    What a pleasure it is to read such a well written character driven mystery British author, Ann Cleeves, has brought to life a very fine new character in Senior Detective Matthew Venn He is not your typical drunken, wise ass detective Instead, Cleeves has given us a compassionate and introspective mind Matthew is a senior investigator who is unsure of himself when leading his evening briefings with his team, unbeknownst to them, which is very endearing Also to my liking is the way Matthew s m What a pleasure it is to read such a well written character driven mystery British author, Ann Cleeves, has brought to life a very fine new character in Senior Detective Matthew Venn He is not your typical drunken, wise ass detective Instead, Cleeves has given us a compassionate and introspective mind Matthew is a senior investigator who is unsure of himself when leading his evening briefings with his team, unbeknownst to them, which is very endearing Also to my liking is the way Matthew s mind works when deducting clues from all his sources of information Smartly done.Matthew s background is very nicely brought to light in the first of Cleeves new...

  4. says:

    4 stars for a well done police procedural.I have read 1 other book by Ann Cleeves, The Crow Trap which is book 1 in the Vera Stanhope series I gave that book 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because it moved very slowly at times This book moved along well and held my interest The characters were believable and I was not sure who did what until towards the end, The DI Detective Inspector in charge of a murder investigation is Matthew Venn He is ...

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    CulpabilityThe new series opener from the prolific crime writer Ann Cleeves establishes the foundation for another enthralling series, that I m sure will receive many justified accolades The Long Call builds wonderful depth to a location, a community, multiple complex characters and a plot with enterprising threads that continuously surprise.DI Matthew Venn is the main character and will lead the investigation of a man found murdered on the beach at Crow Point The area is situated where the ri CulpabilityThe new series opener from the prolific crime writer Ann Cleeves establishes the foundation for another enthralling series, that I m sure will receive many justified accolades The Long Call builds wonderful depth to a location, a community, multiple complex characters and a plot with enterprising threads that continuously surprise.DI Matthew Venn is the main character and will lead the investigation of a man found murdered on the beach at Crow Point The area is situated where the rivers Taw and Torridge join at the North Devon coast, a location that Ann Cleeves brings vividly to life The region between the two rivers is set to be the focal po...

  6. says:

    I have been wanting to try Ann Cleeves for several years now When I saw she was starting a new series and I had a chance to get an advanced review copy, I decided it was time to pull the trigger AKA click the green button and finally dive into her works After reading The Long Call, I now have my eyes on the first books of her Vera Stanhope and Shetland series The Long Call is a one of those murder mysteries that clicks all the boxes for me The characters have depth and are likeable though I have been wanting to try Ann Cleeves for several years now When I saw she was starting a new series and I had a chance to get an advanced review copy, I decided it was time to pull the trigger AKA click the green button and finally dive into her works After reading The Long Call, I now have my eyes on the first books of her Vera Stanhope and Shetland series The Long Call is a one of those murder mysteries that clicks all the boxes for me The characters have depth and are likeable though it took a while for DC Ross s admirable side to come forth There are a number of intriguing townspeople that I wasn t sure if I could trust or not always fun The plot is intricate and twisty with a storyline that I had no idea whatsoever how to put together I want all my crime fiction and thriller books to be this way The author is an outstanding writer with a flair for creating atmosphere including the title that is explained early on and the type of suspense that snea...

  7. says:

    A new series from Sleeves takes us to North Devon, and introduces us to police detective Matthew Venn Venn, an ex member of the religious sect the Brethren has been booted out for non belief He and his husband Jonathan live on the shore, where a body of a young man will be discovered An interesting case that unravels many different threads, uncovering multipl...

  8. says:

    The body lay lifeless and unattended on the shore except for the distant, mournful cry of the herring gull The irony of the albatross tattoo on the dead man s neck gave the message of an unknown burden..too much to bear.DI Matthew Venn had been secreted behind the tall bushes near the church It was to be his father s funeral for the invited Matthew had been disowned by his family for his lifestyle and his marriage to Jonathan But there was to be no closure for Matthew on that day or for a The body lay lifeless and unattended on the shore except for the distant, mournful cry of the herring gull The irony of the albatross tattoo on the dead man s neck gave the message of an unknown burden..too much to bear.DI Matthew Venn had been secreted behind the tall bushes near the church It was to be his father s funeral for the invited Matthew had been disowned by his family for his lifestyle and his marriage to Jonathan But there was to be no closure for Matthew on ...

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    The long call is a term used to describe the cry of the herring gull although to main character DI Matthew Venn, it always soundslike someone howling in pain This observation gives you immediate insight into Venn, a smart tightly wound copper in North Devon.There are a few things you need to know about Venn as they inform his character how he conducts himself His mother father belonged to a strict evangelical community he did too until the day he no longer believe The long call is a term used to describe the cry of the herring gull although to main character DI Matthew Venn, it always soundslike someone howling in pain This observation gives you immediate insight into Venn, a smart tightly wound copper in North Devon.There are a few things you need to know about Venn as they inform his character how he conducts himself His mother father belonged to a strict evangelical community he did too until the day he no longe...

  10. says:

    My first Ann Cleeves and first in her new Two Rivers detective series. North Devon A dead body is found and Inspector Matthew Venn and his two detectives are on the case one who tries his patience daily and the other the best he s ever worked with. The murder mystery is a good one, multi layered with quite the cast of div...

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