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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

Wednesday 18th September
1.00pm: AK Bell Library, Perth in association with Waterstones
8.00pm: Toppings Bookshop, St Andrews
Thursday 19th September, 11.00am
Elevenses with Ann Cleeves in association with The Edinburgh Bookshop
Friday 27th September, 12.30pm
Jarrold Autumn Literary Lunch with Francis Pryor and Sarah Perry at Norwich City Football Club, Norwich
Tickets £29.50 available online or instore at Customer Services, floor 2.
Saturday 28th September, 3.00 pm
The Forensic Mind with Denise Mina at Capital Crime, Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Thursday 3rd October, 7.30pm
In conversation with local author Ruth Sutton, URC Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth.
Tickets £8 from The New Bookshop, telephone 01900 822062
Friday 4th October, 3.30 pm
At Borderlines, Carlisle Book Festival
Thursday 17th October, 7.30pm
Crime and Wine at Frinton Literary Festival, Essex
Saturday 19th October, 3.00pm
East Riding Festival of Words 2019


Friday November 1st, 7.00pm
University Books, Seattle, WA
Sunday November 3rd, 2.00pm
Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
Free event
Monday November 4th, 7.00pm
St Louis County Library St Louis MO
Tuesday November 5th, 7.00pm
Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA
Wednesday November 6th, 7.00 pm
Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA
New England Crime Bake Woburn, MA
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November
Ann will be Guest of Honor.
Monday November 11th, 7.00 pm
With Louise Penny: The Suspense is Killing Me, Toronto Public Library

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Friday 29th November, 7.30 for 8.00pm
An evening of Murder and Mystery with Ann Cleeves and pathologist Professor James Grieve, in aid of Maggie's Highlands
KIngsmills Hotel, Inverness; event page on Facebook
Tickets £75, including dinner and a copy of The Long Call from 01463 257140 or
Saturday 7th December, 11.00 am and 2.30 pm
Tea Talk at Live Theatre, presented by casting agency NE14.TV
The events will be livestreamed.
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!