What is it that makes an older woman a good detective?
Vera Stanhope. A complex and astute investigator, with that elusive quality, wisdom.
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Vera is the protagonist of the detective novels of Ann Cleeves, set in Northumberland in north eastern England.
She is brought beautifully to life by Brenda Blethyn.
Vera is grumpy, irascible and impatient. She can’t run fast and she definitely can’t fight.
What are her strengths?