Ann Cleeves on her Vera Stanhope novels

As a distinguished figure in the crime writing scene, Ann Cleeves is the internationally well-known British author and a 2006 winner of the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the richest crime-writing prize in the world, for her novel Raven Black.

Her Vera Stanhope series of novels has been dramatised as the new TV detective series Vera on ITV, starring Brenda Blethyn in the lead role as Vera. The series made its debut in May 2011.

In this video, Ann talks about how she came up with character of Vera and how the novels emerged as one of the most popular series in England. Ann’s last Vera Stanhope novel was realeased in February 2011 and is called [amazon asin=0230750435&text=Silent Voices.]


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