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The Long Call (Two Rivers 1) - Ann Cleeves

The Long Call (Two Rivers 1) - Ann Cleeves

These low numbered books are from an independent bookshop exclusive edition of 2,000 copies.  (Comes with a pocket size, 44-page chapter sampler booklet.)

Title: The Long Call

Author:  Ann Cleeves

ISBN:  9781509889563

Weight:  969 g

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The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Long Call is the captivating first novel in the Two Rivers series from Sunday Times bestseller and creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves.

In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place.  The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Now he’s back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose.

A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew’s new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

Peer & Press Reviews

Ann Cleeves’ new series gets off to a terrific start with The Long Call – her native Devon is wonderfully evoked, and Matthew Venn is a very appealing new detective.  Another sure-fire hit.

Martin Edwards, author of Gallows Court

Had me hooked – a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story.


As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves’ latest.  She easily exceeded those expectations with The Long Call.  Matthew Venn is a keeper.  A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter.

David Baldacci, author of The Fallen

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Long Call
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

Pan Macmillan issued this signed and numbered limited edition of 2,000 copies.

Each book has an authentication page, tipped-in before the title page, that confirms the book’s number.  Also printed on this page is the phrase ‘Independent Bookshop Limited Edition’ and the book’s title.

This edition includes an exclusive 4-page travelogue to the area in which The Long Call is set and is based on the recollections of Cleeves, who grew up in the area.  The book also has an 8-page extract from The Crow Trap, the first book in the Vera Stanhope series.

Available numbersChoice of 85, 91 or 92 [of 2,000, subject to availability]
Jacket noteOn the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED COPY’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
SeriesTwo Rivers – book 1
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the number authentication page
EphemeraComes with a pocket size, 44-page chapter sampler booklet
Awards and Media
Awards and prizesTheakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award 2020 – longlist
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781509889563
ISBN 101509889566
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages375 [main body]
Size (h x w x d)241 x 162 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photographDavid Hirst
Map artworkML Design
Jacket imagesSJ Photography / Alamy (main image)
Sven Zacek / Getty Images (birds)
Nik Taylor Wildlife / Alamy (birds)

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