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Publisher's Summary

As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train.
Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered. Retracing Margaret’s final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of this seemingly innocent neighbourhood. Why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to speak?
©2014 Ann Cleeves (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd
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By Gillian on 04-21-17

Enjoyable but...

I really like Vera Stanhope as a hero in these books she is a totally believable flawed human and it makes for a great story. I had issues with the narrator on this book. She had a nice voice but t the accents were very poorly done which spoiled it for me. Shame.

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By lesley on 01-11-16

Great Story

Am loving these wonderful stories by Ann, well thought of plot, kept me interested throughout

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By sally on 05-08-14

My first Vera Book

If you could sum up Harbour Street in three words, what would they be?

A great listen,

What did you like best about this story?

A detective that does not spend all day arguing with superiors. I sometime wonder how they actually get any work done. A detective that is not and does not seem to have ever been an alcoholic . She does enjoy her food and drink but that story line is not continually harked upon. No Vera gets on with the job in hand, is pleasant to her staff and is aware of her failings. All in all a great story,I am off now to listen to another,

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By Gillian Beach on 08-26-14

Good story but . . .

Would you listen to Harbour Street again? Why?

No. The reading was somewhat disappointing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vera because she is so acerbic .

Did Janine Birkett do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

This was disappointing. Joe sounded like an elderly grisly bear, but Holly's accent crossed between London cockney, South African and Australian. We found this very distracting and in the end irritating, hoping that Holly would not appear in the story too much. The Northern accents were fine.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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