Competition: Win a Full Introduction to Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope Series



BBV Are you watching Vera on ITV and would like to know her better?  Those lovely people at one of the best UK publishing houses, Pan Macmillan, have offered up a full signed set of Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series.

To win, you have to leave a comment by midnight Thursday 19 May telling me:

  1. There are four Vera Stanhope novels written by Ann Cleeves and four episodes in this series.  But is there is difference and if so, what?
  2. Why you feel you deserve this gorgeous set.

I will then select the correct answer with the most impressive pitch for the books.

Find out more about the author and her work here.  And click on this link to find a full set of reviews for the Vera novels.

The small print…
[Administration rules: Open to UK only.  Comments must be left by leaving an email address.  (Not by Typepad log in, which does not give the email address.)  Any entries with insufficient contact details will be ignored.  The winner will be contacted on Friday 20 April and will need to reply with an email of their address details within 48 hours.  This will then be passed on to the publisher for despatch of the novels.  If there is no timely reply, the novels will then be offered up to the next best entry.  The winner will be announced when the winner’s details are sent to the publisher and all comments will be published at the same time.]

5 thoughts on “Competition: Win a Full Introduction to Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope Series

  1. sarah broadhurst

    Although there are four books and four episodes, The last episode in the series is not based on the last book or any book in the series.
    I would love to win the books because I enjoyed the first tv series and would love to read the books it is based on.

  2. Maxine

    I have already read the Vera novels so don’t need to enter, but just to say, what a great competition and prize.

  3. Patti Munt

    The first three novels have been adapted for the first three episodes. The last episode, Little Lazarus, is written by the adaptor of the first two episodes, Paul Rutman. It is not an adaption of the new fourth book in the series, Silent Voices.
    I have recently retired. Upside is having time to explore new authors, downside is limited income to expand my library.

  4. Sammie Elestial

    1. There are four Vera Stanhope novels written by Ann Cleeves and four episodes in this series. But is there is difference and if so, what?
    Series 1 of ITV’s Vera featuring Ann Cleeves’ character, Vera Stanhope, has four episodes. The first three are adapted from, (although screened in a different order), the first three novels written by Ann Cleeves: The Crow Trap, Telling Tales and Hidden Depths. The fourth is an original script written by Paul Rutman, who has also written for Lewis and Miss Marple. The fourth Vera Stanhope novel, Silent Voices, was only published on 4th February 2011, after the first series had been filmed.
    2. Why you feel you deserve this gorgeous set.
    I would love to have this set to give to my mum, Annie. She is from the North East and pointed out places to me when watching the episode – the caravan park was where she used to holiday as a child and many of the places bring back happy memories for her whilst she was gripped by this gritty drama. She is due to go into hospital on 1st June for a hip replacement and will not be able to go “up North” this summer to visit family and friends, these novels will provide her with an escape from the discomfort following her operation whilst connecting her to familiar surroundings she will be missing. She is originally from Seahouses and the family are all around Berwick, Alnwick and Warkworth areas.

Comments are closed.