Ann Cleeves' latest book, The Long Call, is complex, disturbing and perfect for the screen.

By Anna Creer
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:25pm, first published September 27 2019 - 7:00pm

Ann Cleeves is a bestselling British crime writer who, in 2017, was awarded the highest honour in crime fiction writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, characters brought to life on television in Vera and Shetland by Brenda Blethyn and Douglas Henshall respectively.



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