The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism. Written by
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This show is based on the works of crime author Anne Cleeves. The stories (both books and television versions) are set in Northumberland and North Tyneside, where the author has lived for more than two decades. According to Cleeves (in interviews), the variety of the area and landscape gives the stories texture. See more