The Glass Room

The Glass Room

Book - 2012
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The Glass Room is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation. But when one of them goes missing, her path leads her to more than a missing friend . . . Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer's House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered and Vera's neighbour is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over. She's too close to the main suspect. But the investigation is too tempting and she's never been one to follow the rules. There seems to be no motive. When another body is found, Vera suspects that someone is playing games with her. Somewhere there is a killer who has taken murder off the page and is making it real . . . Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths , Silent Voices, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, c2012
ISBN: 9780330512701
0330512706
9780230745827
0230745822
Branch Call Number: M CLE
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,24 cm

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May 25, 2017

This is a murder mystery that I can recommend to readers. Cleves has the genre down pat: a troupe of like minded individuals drawn together by a series of literary workshops. And then there is a murder. And then there is another. And then V era Stanhope arrives on the scene to solve the murders. Suspense. False, misleading clues. And then finally the crimes are solved. Anne Cleves does Agatha Christie. Well.

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May 17, 2013

Best book I have read in years!

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Nords
Jul 24, 2012

One of the weaker Ann Cleeves books. I may however have been swayed by watching a couple of episodes of "Vera" so maybe while reading this my image of the detective and other characters was changed by the tv show. Regardless, I just didn't find the setting of this novel very intriguing. Kind of a classic "Clue" novel, with all the suspects in one location, which is kind of neat but I just didn't care about the suspects nor the whole writer's house aspect of the book. The last Vera Stanhope book was better (as was the Shetland series). Still, I enjoy this authors writing and it is still fun to try and figure out who did it.

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