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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 Launch Tour

Monday 26th August, 1.30pm
Talk: New Cop on the Block at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
The New York Times Main Theatre
Wednesday 4th September, 6.30pm
An evening with Ann Cleeves at Plymouth Central Library
Thursday 5th September, 11.00 am
An audience with Ann Cleeves at Kingsbridge Library, Kingsbridge
Friday 6th September, 7.00 pm
At Braunton Library, Braunton
Tickets £5
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
Friday 13th September, 12.30 pm
Plackitt and Booth Literary Lunch At Gusto, Lytham
Friday 13th September, 7.00 pm
Opening event, Smithdown LitFest
Q&A with Ashley Dyer (Margaret Murphy) at Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool
Book a FREE ticket through Eventbrite

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Saturday 28th September, 2.00 pm
In conversation with Denise Mina at Capital Crime, Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Friday 4th October, 3.30 pm
At Borderlines, Carlisle Book Festival
New England Crime Bake
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November
Ann will be Guest of Honor.
Saturday 7th December, 11.00 am and 2.30 pm
Tea Talk at Live Theatre, presented by casting agency NE14.TV
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!