Team Vera at the Theakston's Crime-Writing Festival in Harrogate, 2017: Steph McGovern, Ann Cleeves, Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty - read all about it in Ann's Diary!
Wild Fire, the eighth and last Shetland mystery, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, had its official UK launch on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at - where else? - Lerwick Town Hall. Follow the link to join the celebrations, live from Lerwick, Shetland: https://t.co/p7pVPPIztH courtesy of Criminal Element (@crimehq)
And if none of Ann's appearances are near you, you can still buy a signed copy of any of her books, thanks to Forum Books of Corbridge: there's more information here.
- Thursday 21st February, 7.00 pm
- In conversation with Cath Staincliffe at Gateshead Central Library, NE8 4LN
- Saturday 23rd February
Crime in the North East Festival
- Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
- Tuesday 26th February, 7.30 pm
- Atkinson-Pryce bookshop event at Biggar Library; tickets £6 from the bookshop.
- Wednesday 27th February, 7.00 pm
- An evening with Ann Cleeves at Primavera, organised by Waterstones Newton Mearns
Free event, but please reserve your place in store or by telephone 0141 616 3933.
- Wednesday 6th March, 6.30 pm
- with Cath Staincliffe: a Huddersfield Literature Festival pre-festival event.
- Thursday 7th March, 7.30 pm
- Meet the Authors: with Mel McGrath at Winchester Discovery Centre
Tickets £8, online booking
- Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March
- NOIRELAND, Belfast
- Friday 22nd March, 6.00 pm
- With Alex Gray at Glasgow's Mitchell Theatre, part of the Aye, Write! book festival.
- Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th April
- Colonsay Book Festival
Ann Cleeves has written a murder mystery based around a traditional Shetland Sunday tea, especially for librarians and booksellers who would like to host their own murder mystery party. There's a script for four actors (with a guest appearance from detective Jimmy Perez), and - for a really authentic experience! - there are recipes for Shetland homebakes!
Look out for a 'Blood on the Bannocks' event near you - or find out how you can stage your own!