Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Macmillan, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the title page.
From the cover: As thick snow blankets Newcastle, boisterous crowds of Christmas revellers jostle onto the Metro. And Margaret Krukowski sitting quietly in the middle of the busy train is viciously murdered.
Her body lies just a few seats away from Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie. Nobody, including Joe, saw the stabbing take place. Margarets murderer is seemingly invisible; her killing motiveless.
DI Vera Stanhope, arriving at the scene, is relieved to escape the holiday festivities. As she stands on the silent, snow-covered station platform, she feels a familiar buzz of anticipation, sensing that this will be a complex mid unusual case.
When a second woman is murdered just days later, Vera knows that the key to this new killing will be found in Margarets past. What had been troubling this reserved, elegant lady so much before she died? Vera can feel in her bones that theres a link between the killings one that she must discover before another life is lost. Retracing Margarets final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of the quiet Northumberland town of Mardle, led by clues that keep revolving around one street
Why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to talk?
Told with piercing prose and a forensic eye, Ann Cleeves gripping new novel explores what happens when a community closes ranks to protect their own and at what point silent witnesses become complicit.
In the Vera Stanhope series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light crease to the front flap.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.