I have loved everything that I have read in both of this author’s series; there is one set on Shetland with Jimmy Perez and the Vera Stanhope series. In addition to the novels, both have been made into series that are available on sites like Britbox and Acorn. I think that there are also some on Netflix and/or Amazon. The Crow Trap is the first book in the Vera series. I recommend it pretty highly. I earlier blogged the latest in the series, The Seagull and recommended it pretty highly. I am re-printing that blog entry below.
The Seagull is a Vera Stanhope mystery, a novel in one of Ann Cleeves’ two series, both of which are excellent. (The other books are the Shetland novels.) Both are also TV dramas available in the U.S. and originally from Britain.
I especially enjoyed this book because of the back story. The reader learns more about Vera’s parents and her childhood. I also enjoyed spending time with favorite characters, including Holly and Joe.
This novel is about an historical crime with implications for the present. The story is well told and the pages kept turning. Highly recommended.