The Sleeping and the Dead
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The Sleeping and the Dead

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The Sleeping and the Dead is a tense psychological crime thriller from CWA Gold Dagger award-winning writer, Ann Cleeves.

Detective Peter Porteous is called to Cranwell Lake where the body of a teenager has been discovered. After trawling through the missing persons files, he deduces that the corpse is Michael Grey, an enigmatic and secretive young man who was reported missing by his foster parents in 1972.

For country prison officer Hannah Morton it is the shock of her life. Michael had been her boyfriend, and she had been with him the night he disappeared. The news report that a body has been found brings back dreaded and long buried memories from her past . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 24mm | 287g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 1447241290
  • 9781447241294
  • 12,398

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A suspenseful crime story that puts Ms Cleeves in the Rendell class. * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Cleeves again excels in her sense of place in this cleverly plotted psychological thriller. * The Times *
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About Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have sold over one million copies worldwide.

Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

Her Vera Stanhope series includes: The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher.

Her Shetland series includes: Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.
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Rating details

2,282 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (663)
4 41% (946)
3 24% (554)
2 4% (95)
1 1% (24)
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