Cath Staincliffe hosts an evening with Jane Corry, author of Blood Sisters.
Martin Edwards will take part in a panel discussing crime writing lawyers; Ann Cleeves is on a panel about VERA with Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty and interviewed by Steph McGovern.
An evening with bestselling local author Ann Cleeves, author of ITV’s Vera starring Brenda Blethyn. Ann will be discussing her brand new Vera novel, The Seagull, and there will be a chance to get your book signed.
Women crime writers, from Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, have always been a bloodthirsty bunch. They’ve also produced some of the very best work in the genre. A new compilation, Deadlier, contains 100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah. Sophie will be in conversation with best-selling novelist Cath Staincliffe, the creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey novels based on the popular UK TV show.
Sponsored by University of Stirling.
Take a trip to Shetland in the company of DI Jimmy Perez and the people responsible for bringing him to life – bestselling author Ann Cleeves and actor Douglas Henshall.
Ann has written seven books in her much-loved Shetland series, the latest being Cold Earth. Douglas has won praise (and a BAFTA) for his portrayal of Jimmy in the BBC production, now in its fourth season. Ann has threatened to kill off Perez in her next, and last novel in the series but this is your chance – and Douglas’s – to say no!
Sponsored by the Thin Blue Spine Crime Writing Blog and The Shetland Distillery Company.
Author talk from Cath Staincliffe
Writers Margaret Murphy/AD Garrett and Cath Staincliffe talk all things criminal.
Tickets: Tickets to this event are free, but you must book in advance and bring your free ticket with you on the day.
Martin Edwards will take part as a panellist; Ann Cleeves also attending.
Team Garrett (aka Margaret Murphy & Helen Pepper) will be at the famous Arvon’s Lumb Bank, giving small group and individual tuition for crime and thriller writers who like to keep it real. As a unique pairing of writer and forensic specialist, we will help you to develop vivid storylines rooted in reality. We’re delighted to announce that Ann Cleeves will be dropping in as our guest author.