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!
- Thursday 23rd November, 7.00 for 7.30pm
- Talking about The Seagull at St George URC Church, Bridge St, Morpeth, Northumberland
Tickets £6 from Morpeth Chantry TIC
- Saturday 25th November, 2.00 pm
- Vera and I: Ann Cleeves in conversation with Chris Phipps (The Tube) at Books on Tyne
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!