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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!

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.

Wild Fire Tour

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)

Wednesday 19th September, 2.00 pm
Afternoon tea with Ann Cleeves at AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP
Tickets £5, include refreshments. (Web link).
Wednesday 19th September, 6.00 pm
An evening with Ann Cleeves at The Steps Theatre, Central Library, Wellgate, Dundee
Tickets: £4.00, available from: Waterstones and online at EventBrite (link to follow)
Thursday 20th September, 2.00 pm
An afternoon with Ann Cleeves at Falkirk Library
Tickets: £5.50 (includes refreshments) available from TicketSource and Falkirk Library by telephone 01324 506800 or e-mail:
Thursday 20th September, 7.00 pm
An evening with Ann Cleeves at Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW
Tickets: £3.00, available from: Waterstones 0141 332 9105 or via web link
Friday 21st September, 10.30 am
Coffee with Ann Cleeves at Morningside United Church, with tea, coffee and baking by 181 Delicatessen
Tickets £8 (£5 off book with ticket), available from The Edinburgh Bookshop, 0131 447 1917
Friday 28th September, 7.00 pm
An evening with Ann Cleeves at Forum Books, The Chapel, Market Place, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AW
Saturday 29th September, 4.30 pm
At Wigtown Book Festival (online booking)
Tuesday October 9th, 6.30 pm
The Word, South Shields
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th October
Isle of Wight Literary Festival
Thursday November 1st
Women Writing Television at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Newcastle University, with Gaby Chiappe and Elaine Collins
Event deferred from March 1st because of snow.
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November
Bucharest Book Festival, Romania.
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!