Multi-award-winning Brenda Blethyn returns in all new episodes as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. Vera is still her usual grumpy and short-tempered self, but she continues to give her all when it comes to getting down to the truth and seeking justice alongside her trusted colleagues. Vera continues to crack some of the toughest cases in Northumberland.
Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope novels by 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient, Ann Cleeves, Vera and her team are again drawn into four more compelling cases in season nine. The opening episode explores the case of Joanne Caswell, a forensic psychologist working in Newcastle. When her body is found at a landfill site, Vera must follow the trail Joanne has left behind, to find out who is responsible for her death.