By Ann Cleeves

Telling stories is the second one ebook in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope sequence – that's now an immense ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA.

Ten years after Jeanie lengthy was once charged with the homicide of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel, aggravating new facts proving her innocence emerges within the East Yorkshire village of Elvet. Abigail's killer remains to be at large.

For Emma Bennett, the revelation brings again haunting stories of her shiny ally – and of the apprehensive winter's day while she had came across her physique mendacity chilly in a ditch.

Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope makes clean inquiries, and the villagers are hauled again to a time they'd particularly overlook. Tensions start to mount, yet are humans scared of the killer, or in their personal accountable pasts?

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My father was standing in the doorway where he'd been posted. I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs.

May it please your lordship, members of the jury. Fifteen years ago, almost to this very day, the police The Scapegoat 23 were shown an anonymous letter which had been received by the famous stage magician, Mr Mysterioso. It was the first of a dozen or so, over the next six months. They were composed of words cut out from the national dailies, and enclosed in cheap envelopes,, varying in size and shape, posted from widely differing parts of the country. I may add here that no one concerned with the case appeared to have had the opportunity to post them, unless of course it was done for the sender by different persons.

I don't want to hear all this, I know what I know. Because of what he did, my father's life was ruined. I meant all those threats. ' said Mr Photoze, appealing to the rest of them with outflung arms and a tinkling of gold. 'Your father was never accused of anything,' said Inspector Block. 'He was dismissed - ' ' "Dismissed for negligence" - everyone knew what that meant. ' 'We are going to lift that suspicion,' said Mysterioso. 'That's what we're here for; we're going to clear the whole thing up.

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