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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.

The Long Call North America Launch Tour

Friday November 1st, 7.00pm
University Books (at University Temple Methodist Church) Seattle, WA
Book tickets online
Sunday November 3rd, 2.00pm
Tattered Cover (Colfax location), Denver, CO
Free event
Monday November 4th, 7.00pm
St Louis County Library St Louis MO
Tuesday November 5th, 7.00pm
Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA
Book tickets online or instore
Wednesday November 6th, 7.00 pm
Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA
Thursday November 7th, 7.00 pm
Belmont Books (held at the Waltham Public Library), Belmont, MA
New England Crime Bake Woburn, MA
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November
Ann will be Guest of Honor.
Monday November 11th, 7.00 pm
With Louise Penny: The Suspense is Killing Me, Toronto Public Library

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Friday 29th November, 7.30 for 8.00pm
An evening of Murder and Mystery with Ann Cleeves and pathologist Professor James Grieve, in aid of Maggie's Highlands
KIngsmills Hotel, Inverness; event page on Facebook
Tickets £75, including dinner and a copy of The Long Call from 01463 257140 or
Saturday 7th December, 11.00 am and 2.30 pm
Tea Talk at Live Theatre, presented by casting agency NE14.TV
The events will be livestreamed.

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Even further ahead...

Minerva 'Geographies of Crime' summer school

Ann will be Writer in Residence at the Minerva Summer School in Tuscany, Italy, May 29th - June 7th, 2020.

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!