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Team Vera panel at Harrogate 2017

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: 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.

2019 Events

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
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
Blood on the Bannocks graphic

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!