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The Long Call: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel

The Long Call: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel

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The Long Call from Ann Cleeves--bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows--introduces the first in the stunning Matthew Venn series.

"In Matthew Venn, Ann has created a complex, daring, subtle character." --Louise Penny

"Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter."--David Baldacci

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father's funeral takes place. On 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 to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he'd left behind.

Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: 09/03/2019
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.40w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781250204448
Award: Agatha Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2019 pg. 55
Library Journal 07/01/2019 pg. 48
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 07/22/2019
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 30
Shelf Awareness 09/13/2019

About the Author

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind three hit television series--Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, and The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge--all of which are watched and loved in the United States. All three are available on BritBox.

The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She was awarded the OBE in 2022 for services to reading and libraries. Ann lives in the United Kingdom.
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