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  • Location: Northumberland (fictional Gilswick, Valley Farm)

The Moth Catcher (Vera Stanhope 7)

2000s: Vera investigates the murders of two Moth enthusiasts in a quiet Northumberland community. Nothing ever happens in Valley Farm/Gilswick does it?

  • Location: Unst, Shetland islands

Thin Air (Shetland 6)

2000s: The Shetland novel located at the furthest point north on the map – Unst. Problems of modernity versus the old ways come to the…

  • Location: England, Scotland, Holy Island, Unst


2000s: Offshore is a collection of short stories, all set on islands off the coast of the UK. Allow DI Jimmy Perez, DI Willow Reeves and Vera…

  • Location: North Pennines, Northumberland

The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope 1)

2000s: This is Vera Stanhope’s first outing and an isolated cottage in the North Pennines is the setting

  • Location: Northumberland, North East England

Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhope 3)

2000s: This book evokes the area very well: Foxhunters, Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice, North Shields, Morpeth and Newcastle.

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The Shadow Key

1783: There’s something mysterious about the village of Penhelyg. Will unlocking its truth bring light or darkness?

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