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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!

2018 Events

Thursday 25th January, 7.00 pm
Ann celebrates the paperback publication of her latest Vera novel The Seagull at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre, York Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1AB.
Tickets £3, booking essential. Contact 0191 6435390 to book or visit any North Tyneside Library.
Tuesday 30th January, 7.30 pm
An Evening with Ann Cleeves at Rural Arts, Thirsk YO7 1QS
In conjunction with White Rose Bookcafe : White Rose Bookshop
Tickets £10, includes a copy of her new paperback, The Seagull.
Wednesday 31st January, 7.00 pm
Lindum Books at the Collection Museum, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
Tickets £4 from Lindum Books and The Collection box office (01522 782040)
Stokes cafe will provide a bar for pre-event drinks
Tuesday 6th February, 6.30 pm
More than just murder... with Louise Penny at York Explore
Tickets £6 (includes 99p off paperbacks at the event): Book online
Wednesday 7th February, 6.30 pm
An evening with Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny at Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TY
Tickets £5 in advance and can be purchased online, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note that tickets are transferable but not refundable.
Sunday 25th February, 12.00 noon
In conversation with Dr James Grieve, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Aberdeen - part of Aberdeen's Granite Noir festival.
Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th 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!