Wednesday, January 25, 2023


VERA, Season 12, will premiere on BritBox January 29! YAY! We have a date at last!

Vera is, of course, is played by two-time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn. Blethyn brings the Ann Cleeves's Vera Stanhope to life, with her "usual brand of searing insight, caustic wit and fearless detection." Vera's team members, Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy (played by Kenny Doughty) will be back in the new episodes, as well as DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison), DC Mark Edwards (Riley Jones) and DC Jacqueline Williams (Ibinabo Jack).

The books are based on characters from Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series. Want to catch up on the series? Read all the books. They're wonderful! Well written, great characters, terrific plots, great prose and fabulous setting.

Ann Cleeves's Vera Stanhope mystery novels:

The Crow Trap (1999) 
Telling Tales (2005) 
Hidden Depths (2007) 
Silent Voices (2011) 
The Glass Room (2012) 
Harbour Street (2014) 
The Moth Catcher (2015) 
The Seagull (2017) 
The Darkest Evening (2020) 
The Rising Tide (2022)

Short Stories:
    "The Starlings," by Ann Cleeves in The Starlings and Other Stories, Edited by Ann Cleeves
    "The Habit of Silence," by Ann Cleeves in Best Eaten Cold
    "The Woman on the Island," by Ann Cleeves, originally published as Hector's Other Woman in Guilty Consciences" (Crime Writers' Association). Available as a Kindle single.  Also in Offshore, A Short Story Collection by Ann Cleeves. 


Anonymous said...

That’s great news !! Thank you. Also will the remaining series 11 be available? Thanks again !

Anonymous said...

11 is on one on Amazon's Brit Box

Anonymous said...

Great news! Vera is the best!!