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Team Vera panel at Harrogate 2017

Team Vera at the Theakston's Crime-Writing Festival in Harrogate: Steph McGovern, Ann Cleeves, Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty - read all about it in Ann's Diary!

And for a flavour of crime writing events, listen to the Guardian's books podcast, in which Ann and Chris Brookmyre look forward to Bloody Scotland!

Friday 22nd September, 3.00 pm
Afternoon tea at Tiverton Library, Phoenix House, Phoenix Ln, Tiverton, EX16 6SA
Tickets £4.00 (to include tea and cake) available from Tiverton Library, telephone: 01884 244644
Saturday 23rd September, 2.30 pm
In conversation with Judi Spiers at Appledore Festival, St Mary's Church, Churchfield Rd, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1RL
Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October
Bouchercon, Toronto, followed by a Canadian tour.
Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th November
Ann will be at the SILK Festival, Skudeneshavn, Norway from Friday 3rd - Monday 6th November
Saturday 25th November, 2.00 pm
Vera and I: Ann Cleeves in conversation with Chris Phipps (The Tube) at Books on Tyne
Tickets £3
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!