Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael refuses to accept. When another death occurs, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope enters the picture.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Birkett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003775/bk_isis_003775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers´ Association Diamond Dagger Vera Stanhope will return in The Seagull. Hidden Depths is the third book in Ann Cleeves´ Vera Stanhope series - which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, Vera . A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their deepest, darkest secrets, the killer watches, waits and plans to prepare another beautiful, watery grave . . . Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Silent Voices and The Glass Room .
Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers´ Association Diamond Dagger Vera Stanhope will return in The Seagull The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves´ Vera Stanhope series - now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. ´This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.´ Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they´re away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam´s daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here . . . Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room and Harbour Street.
Twinkle and Chubbins is a collection of short children´s stories written by L. Frank Baum, but published under the pen name Laura Bancroft. The stories included in the collection are: ´´Mr. Woodchuck´´, ´´Bandit Jim Crow´´, ´´Prairie-Dog Town´´, ´´Prince Mud-Turtle´´, ´´Twinkle´s Enchantment´´, and ´´Sugar-Loaf Mountain´´. ´´Mr. Woodchuck´´ involves Twinkle discovering the cruelty of animal traps, which her father has set in order to catch a woodchuck living on their property. She has a dream involving the woodchuck´s family who show her the truth of what her father is doing. ´´Bandit Jim Crow´´ tells the story of a baby crow that Twinkle takes in as a a pet that turns out to be a mean and villainous bird. After he is nursed back to health, he begins tormenting all the birds in the area until Policeman Bluejay has to intervene. ´´Prairie-Dog Town´´ sees Twinkle and her friend Chubbins go on a magical adventure into the underground village of the prairie dogs, once they have been shrunken down to the same size as the dogs themselves! In ´´Prince Mud-Turtle´´, Twinkle discovers a strangely-colored turtle that she brings back home with her. Twinkle then learns that the turtle is actually a prince who has been turned into a turtle by an evil giant and goes on an adventure to restore the turtle-prince to his human form. ´´Twinkle´s Enchantment´´ involves Twinkle´s adventure when she enters into a gulch to pick berries and meets several proverb-based creatures, such as a Rolling Stone That Gathers No Moss and the Birds of One Feather, among others. ´´Sugar-Loaf Mountain´´ follows the adventure that Twinkle and Chubbins go on after finding a trap door that leads them to Sugar-Loaf Mountain. Sugar-Loaf Mountain, as they discover, is populated by people made of sugar. They meet the king, who takes them around the city to explore and meet the townspeople. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), an American writer, journalist, and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000984/bk_gdan_000984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.