The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope, #5)

The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope, #5) DI Vera Stanhope Is Not One To Make Friends Easily, But Her Hippy Neighbours Keep Her Well Supplied In Homebrew And Conversation So She Hastolerance For Them Than Most When One Of Them Goes Missing She Feels Duty Bound To Find Out What Happened But Her Path Leads Her Tothan Just A Missing Friend.Shortlisted For The Specsavers Bestseller Dagger. All writers are parasites Stepping into The Glass Room is a little like being transported back to the golden age of mystery stories a windswept landscape, isolated country house, disparate people thrown together, crime scenes mimicking their fictional counterparts and a plot liberally strewn with blind alleys, red herrings and mis directions This book has all the elements of Agatha Christie at her best.DI Vera Stanhope, at the request of a frantic neighbour who s mislaid his wife, heads out All writers are parasites Stepping into The Glass Room is a little like being transported back to the golden age of mystery stories a windswept landscape, isolated country house, disparate people thrown together, crime scenes mimicking their fictional counterparts and a plot liberally strewn with blind alleys, red herrings and mis directions This book has all the elements of Agatha Christie at her best.DI Vera Stanhope, at the request of a frantic neighbour who s mislaid his wife, heads out to the Writers Retreat, where publishing establishment figures and literary hopefuls are gathered to see what each
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Having seen a few of the Vera episodes on the telly I was bound to find the books sooner rather than later I have been a great friend of the English crime series, while they lack the American sense of drama and spectacle Columbo excluded they seem to have certain air of the detectives of yore in the style of Agatha Christie, Ngiao Marsh and such Vera Stanhope gets a request from her hippy neighbor to look for his significant other, and she is quickly found albeit with a knife in her hands ne Having seen a few of
As you expect, it s well plotted and convincing When I read a book, one of the things I look for is Do the characters stay with me afterwards And Ann Cleeves does female characters well Nina Backworth is so alive, so warm and so convincing that I could almost travel to the Northeast just to see her in
3.5 Stars I feel this is my least favourite of all the many Ann Cleeves books I have read and usually I love her books However this one felt a bit flat for me andlike an attempt to write an Agatha Christie and it has a feeling of a TVs script I feel since it became a tv series the characters have changed and the very feel of the books Vera definitely needs to sort out her team and get rid of Holly as I don t feel she adds to the books and her running confrontation with Joe grates with 3.5 Stars I feel this i
Rating 4 out of 5 Vera Stanhope is looking for the disappeared wife of a friend Joanna at a writer s retreat and arrives just when a body is encountered Unfortunately Joanna was seen walking away from the scene with a knife in her hand.Vera is amazing Fat, ugly, unapo
Vera is looking forward to a relaxing night at home with some peace and quiet Naturally, that s not in the cards She finds her neighbor waiting for her who says his wife has disappeared Vera doesn t have too much trouble locating the woman, but unfortunately she has just been found leaving the scene of a murder with a knife in her hands Vera loves nothingthan a challenging murder investigation,
The Glass Room harps back to an earlier age of crime writing where you have a limited number of suspects, in this case a group of wannabe writers and their tutors on a residential course, and the mystery lies in unraveling the motivation for the crime Needless to say all the suspects have some kind of motivation.I thoroughly enjoyed this book
I really thought I had picked the killer this time but sadly I hadn t I love reading the DI Vera Stanhope books If Vera and DI Jack Frost ever got together they would make a great team They are both cranky, badly dressed love a cuppa and food and are incredibly good at detective work but I digress There are several murders to wet the appetite in this book which starts at a writers retreat The murders are staged to look like scenes from books Her ever present sergeant, Joe Ashworth and the I really thought I had picked the killer this time
Possibly not quite up to Ann Cleeves usual very high standard, but good enough for me to finish in two days The story revolves around a writer s workshop in an isolated part of Vera Stanhope s patch A tutor is killed and each of the budding or published authors are under suspicion No spoilers but it really is one of th
The Glass Room by Ann CleevesVera Stanhope series Book 54 sFrom The Book DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in home brew and conversation so she hastolerance for them than most When one of them goes missing she feels duty bound to find out what happened But her path leads her tothan just a missing friend.My Thoughts I first met Vera Stanhope in the television series, Vera , played by Brenda Blethyn I love this seri The Glass Room by Ann CleevesVera Stanhope series Book 54 sFrom The Book DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in home

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  • Hardcover
  • 373 pages
  • The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope, #5)
  • Ann Cleeves
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0230745822