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Ann's US Tour poster, April 2017

Shetland mystery Cold Earth marks not only the continuation of a popular and much-praised series, but also Ann's thirtieth book in 30 years! In the Autumn of 2016 Ann celebrated with 30 events in a nationwide tour, and in the spring of 2017 she took the party to the US, with a brief tour ahead of her visit to the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland.


Wednesday 24th - Sunday 28th May
HeadRead Literary Festival, Tallinn
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June
Alibis in the Archives, Gladstone's Library, Hawarden: a new event to celebrate the establishment of the CWA and Detection Club archives.
Sunday 18th June, 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Borders Book Festival
Thursday, 22nd June, 6.30 pm
With forensic pathologist adviser Prof James Grieve, in conversation with QuayFM presenter Tony Le Blanc, speaking about her work and the role of violence in crime fiction and TV dramas.
Tickets £6: Tickets and seat booking available from Alderney Visitor Information Centre 01481 823737 / .
More information from Alderney Literary Trust.
Blood on the Bannocks graphic
Friday 23rd June, 7.00 pm
Blood on the Bannocks Murder Mystery dinner at The Georgian House
Tickets £35, available from The Georgian House 01481 822471 / .
Come dressed for the occasion i.e. living on a small, isolated, windswept island (somewhere like Shetland - or even Alderney!).
More information from Alderney Literary Trust.
Wednesday 28th June, 7.30pm
Blood on the Bannocks Murder Mystery party at Chirton Social Club, Silkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 0JT
Tickets £8 each, includes a light buffet supper - all proceeds to North Shields Fishermen's Mission
Tickets can be bought from three locations:
  • The Waterfront, Fish & Chip takeaway, Union Quay North Shields,
  • Old Low Light Heritage Centre, Clifford's Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields
  • Or North Shields Fishermen's Mission, Fish Quay, North Shields (tel: 0191 257 1316)
Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd July
Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate: Ann is on a panel at 10.00 am on Sunday 23rd July, talking about VERA with Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty and interviewed by Steph McGovern.
Wednesday 6th September, 7.00 pm
Talking about The Seagull at Waterstones, Newcastle,
Tickets £3
Tuesday 12th September, 1.00 pm (doors at 12.30 pm)
A Literary Lunch with Plackitt & Booth Booksellers at Gusto Lytham
Tickets £30 from the bookshop include 2 course lunch with drink on arrival, plus a signed hardback copy of The Seagull.
More information
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