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
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!