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Team Vera panel at Harrogate 2017

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!

Monday 16 October, 7.00 pm
An Evening with Ann Cleeves at Oakville Public Library, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON
Tickets on sale now

Tuesday 17 October, 8.30 pm
More than a Good Whodunit at the Vancouver Writers Festival. Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver BC
Wednesday 18 October, 6.00 pm
An Intimate Evening with Ann Cleeves at the Vancouver Writers Festival, Revue Stage
Thursday 19 October 19, 7.30 pm
At Munro's Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria BC
Free event
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
Tickets £3
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!