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The Heron's Cry

By Ann Cleeves

  • Genre: British Detectives, Books, Mysteries & Thrillers
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New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves returns with The Heron's Cry, the extraordinary follow-up to The Long Call, soon to be a major TV series, alongside her two hit TV shows Shetland and Vera.

“In Matthew Venn, Ann has created a complex, daring, subtle character.” —Louise Penny

"A complex mystery full of surprises . . . this character-driven exploration of people's darkest flaws is a sterling example of Cleeves' formidable talents." Kirkus Reviews

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder--Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases.

Dr. Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband.

Then another body is found--killed in a similar way. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.

DI Matthew Venn returns in The Heron's Cry, in Ann Cleeves powerful next novel, proving once again that she is a master of her craft.


  • The Heron’s Call

    By Artymusician
    Outstanding book that I greatly enjoyed reading!! I love the detective in this novel, and all the complicated relationships he brilliantly manages while being true to himself. It was a very well written story that kept me guessing until the end! Look forward to the next book in this series!
  • Excellent

    By ledoss
    Second in this newest series and includes the familiar social instrospect of Ann Cleeves stories. As we move through the world of Inspector Matthew Venn, his foibles and expectations are addressed along with the lives and expectations of his team. Excellent read. Definite addition to your TBR list.