It was one of those days of happy coincidences.  Or of the stars aligning. Maybe even the occasion of one door closing and another opening. Whatever. It all happened on the day when I at last reached the end of detective Matthew Venn’s long the slog through The Raging Storm. Sighs of relief all round. To be quickly replaced by the welcome news that its author, the estimable Ann Cleeves, is returning to England’s rough hewn north-east as the setting for her next book, due out in late August. Which means the lead character will once again be the irrascible… Continue reading