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The Resource The crow trap, Ann Cleeves

The crow trap, Ann Cleeves

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The crow trap
Title
The crow trap
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Ann Cleeves
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eng
Summary
The leader of an environmental survey struggles to manage the schemes of her rival team members before a friend's suspicious suicide introduces her to unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope
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  • Fans of the Vera Stanhope novels already available in the U.S., as well as the TV series Vera, will welcome Cleeves’s intricate series opener (first published in 1998), which introduced the Northumberland detective inspector. Three very different women—team leader Rachael Lambert, botanist Anne Preece, and mammal expert Grace Fulwell—are conducting an environmental impact assessment to estimate the damage that a new quarry would do to a national park’s pristine land and wildlife. When a suicide and a murder rock the project, Vera must sift through the murk to catch a ruthless killer. Though it offers a fine mystery, the story nevertheless belongs to its women. Cleeves thoroughly explores the passions and motivations of each, while exposing the human greed and sorrow beneath the bucolic landscape. The Columbo-esque Vera, who hides a fierce intelligence and razor sharp instincts under garish clothing, uses every tool at her disposal to solve the crime. Agent: Sarah Menguc, Sarah Menguc Literary Agent (U.K.). (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 11/28/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 48, p)
  • Published in the UK in 1998 and just now released in the United States, this first book in Cleeves's "Vera Stanhope" series (which also inspired a popular television show) demonstrates exactly why the curmudgeonly Northumberland police detective gets results. Three local women—botanist Anne, zoologist Grace, and team leader Rachael—have banded together to study the environmental impacts of a proposed quarry on a national park. It isn't even the suicide of Rachael's friend that gets Vera on the case: it's the more obvious murder of someone closely linked to the project that raises the detective's investigative hackles. Like so many large-scale environmental programs that have the potential to disrupt small villages, the quarry project stirs up bad blood, causing Vera to question whether or not the deaths—she's convinced the two are connected—are related to the new development or to darker secrets buried much deeper. VERDICT It would be foolish to discount Vera because she doesn't dress smartly—she can outfox even the wiliest of criminals, while wearing whatever she pleases, and readers will delight in getting the chance to see how such a quirky character evolved. --Jordan Foster (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 1, p52)
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Cleeves, Ann
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
A Vera Stanhope mystery
Series volume
1
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  • Stanhope, Vera
  • Women detectives
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adult
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The crow trap, Ann Cleeves
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volume
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rdacontent
Control code
000059664707
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
535 pages
Isbn
9781250122735
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)970007393
Label
The crow trap, Ann Cleeves
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059664707
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
535 pages
Isbn
9781250122735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970007393

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