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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: https://t.co/p7pVPPIztH 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.


Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm
Discussion with author Jane Corry in the Cellar Bar of Kennaway House at Sidmouth Literary Festival
Tickets £10 from Winstone's Bookshop on Sidmouth High Street (Number 10), by phone: 01395 579969, or online via Eventbrite.
Sunday 9th June, 11.00 am
Q & A at Greenway Literary Festival, Greenway Road, Galmpton, near Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES
Wednesday 12th June, 3.30pm
Crediton Big Read discussion of The Seagull with Carol Ackroyd at Crediton Library
Tickets £5 from Crediton Community Bookshop, or online from TicketSource.
Wednesday 12th June, 7.30pm
At Crediton Library, in conversation with Anne Oxborough,
Tickets £5 from Crediton Community Bookshop, or online from TicketSource.
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June
At Polar à la Plage, crime writing festival in Le Havre, France.
Summer Hauntings at the Lit & Phil
Tuesday 25th June, 7.00 pm
Ann will be reading her ghost story Stranded, and in conversation with Gail-Nina Anderson
Tickets £7 / £5 from the Lit & Phil by telephone (0191) 232 0192, by email from or in person from the Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.
Monday 1st July, 7.30
Murder Mysteries and Music From Shetland for Islay Arts, with fiddle player Cathy Geldard.

The Long Call Launch Tour

Monday 9th September, 7.30pm
In conversation with Matthew Hall for Book-ish in Crickhowell.
Tuesday 10th September, 12.00 noon
A literary lunch with Ann Cleeves at Langland Golf Club, organised by Cover to Cover, 58 Newton Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4BQ
Tickets available from the shop, or online from Eventbrite.
Tuesday 10th September, 7.00 pm
Chepstow Books event at The Drill Hall, Chepstow
Wednesday 11th September, 8.00 pm
At Toppings Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath.
Thursday 12th September, 7.00 pm
Q&A at Shire Hall, Monmouth, for Rossiter Books
Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th September
Capital Crime, Grand Connaught Rooms, London
New England Crime Bake
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November
Ann will be Guest of Honor.
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!