This novel featuring Ann Cleeves’ character DI Vera Stanhope was the most popular one featured on our site during 2014 and finds its deserving place on our Recommended list. Things get underway with a stoppage – that of a Newcastle metro train which can’t make its way through ‘the wrong kind of snow’. All the passengers alight, except for one old lady who has been murdered. Margaret Krukowski was murdered with a thin blade but no one on the train – including Vera’s colleague Joe Ashworth, who was also on the train – saw what happened. Her investigations take her to Mardle on the East Coast and once the police start digging around there, another murder occurs… Read Death Becomes Her’s review here.