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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!

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th April
Malice Domestic, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Sunday 29th April, 5.00 - 6.00 pm, signing to follow.
With Louise Penny at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, moderated by Tayla Burmey from WAMU
Presented by Politics & Prose - SOLD OUT
Monday 30th April, 7.00 - 8.00 pm, signing to follow.
With Louise Penny at Cooper Union's Great Hall, 7 E 7th Street, New York, NY
Presented by Strand Books: book tickets.
Saturday 5th May, 8.30 - 9.30 pm
In conversation with Martha Hillier at Newcastle Noir
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!