Vera and the team investigate the fatal stabbing of a former police officer outside a city nightclub. She uncovers a complex of relationships involving the deceased, his sister, her fiancé and his daughter, and dicovers that the victim had been employed to spy on a local brewery for a large multi-national.moreless
An extreme sportsman plunges from a cliff top engulfed in flames. A poison pen letter and a history of stalking complaints lead Vera and her team to uncover a complex of bullying and deception dating back to the victim's schooldays.moreless
A respected surgeon is shot dead, and his teenaged daughters are abducted. He and his wife had adopted Mira, orphaned and wounded in a missile attack during the Iraq war. Vera's investigations uncover a fresh connection with the tragedy in Iraq.moreless
DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the shooting of a young physiotherapist, who had been enjoying a holiday paid for by the architect of a controversial holiday village. When the architect is killed in a hit-and-run incident, her husband reveals that she had recently been involved in a fatal car accident.moreless
Vera probes those close to an ostensibly admirable young murder victim in an attempt to establish the events leading to his death and that of a drug dealer.
Vera investigates the apparent suicide of an officer at an army barracks, and establishes that this was a revenge killing related to events in Afghanistan.
Invesigating the murder of a respected social worker, DCI Stanhope and her team uncover systemic failures that led to the death of a vulnerable child. Having identified the motivation for the murder, they must prevent the killer from claiming another victim.moreless
Stuart Macken, Vera's first sergeant, is badly burned in an arson attack and commits suicide. She is determined to find out why someone would want to kill him and his daughter.