Feb
25
Sun
Ann Cleeves: Granite Noir @ The Lemon Tree
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm

Ann Cleeves recently received the CWA’s Diamond Dagger, honouring contributions to the genre and a career of sustained excellence. She is the only living crime writer to have two different adaptations on television at the same time. In 2016, she published Cold Earth, the penultimate Shetland novel featuring Jimmy Perez. More recently, The Seagull, pit DI Vera Stanhope against an old enemy, former DS John Brace, investigating a cold case that’s bristling with fresh danger. With Ann is Dr James Grieve, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Aberdeen, and a frequent consultant to crime writers, who appears as himself Ann’s Shetland novels.

Mar
2
Fri
Ashley Dyer launch event @ Waterstones, Liverpool One
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm

Help us celebrate publication of the new book by stunning new voice Ashley Dyer (also known as A.D. Garrett and Margaret Murphy) as we toast the launch of Splinter In The Blood.

Deceit, betrayal and tension abound in this chilling police procedural set in Liverpool from dazzling new voice Ashley Dyer, who will be in conversation with forensics expert Dr Helen Pepper.

Mar
26
Mon
Ashley Dyer @ Bebington Central Library
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm
Mar
27
Tue
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Shelf Library, Calderdale
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
28
Wed
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Westbrook Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
29
Thu
Ashley Dyer: Where do you get your ideas from? @ Great Boughton Library
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am
Ashley Dyer @ Northwich Library
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
3
Tue
Ashley Dyer @ North Shields Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
4
Wed
Ashley Dyer @ The Word, South Shields
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet Ashley Dyer (a new pseudonym for writer Margaret Murphy and her advisor, forensic & policing expert, Helen Pepper) as they explain, using pictures, practical demonstrations, chat and laughter, where they get their ideas from.

In light of their outstanding new book, Splinter in the Blood, the duo are visiting The Word to discuss this.

You will learn how forensic investigations happen, see how an expert ‘lifts’ fingerprints, and try your hand at identifying footwear evidence.

The ‘writing arm’ of Team Ashley Dyer, Margaret Murphy, will explain how forensic science, research, location (and conversations with murder detectives) inspire plot and stories, and brings characters to life.

Please note, booking is essential

Apr
6
Fri
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Little Sutton Library
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
7
Sat
Ashley Dyer: CSIs in York @ York Explore Library
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

‘CSIs in York: the truth about forensic investigation in crime fiction’
Crime writing duo Ashley Dyer will talk forensics and crime writing, with pictures, practical demonstrations, chat – and laughter.

Apr
27
Fri
Malice Domestic @ Bethesda, USA
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Martin Edwards and Ann Cleeves are attending, and Martin has been nominated for an “Agatha” for the best non-fiction book, The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. Ann Cleeves will be interviewing Guest of Honor Honoree Elaine Viets, while Brenda Blethyn will be presented with a Poirot award.

Apr
28
Sat
Ann Cleeves @ Colonsay Book Festival
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

The Festival has not yet released details of dates, times, and venues of the individual author events, including Ann’s. Early Bird weekend passes (£45) are on sale till 31 January, after which the price rises to £50. Individual events will, we understand, be priced at £10 each.

Jun
20
Wed
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Trafford libraries
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

This is advance information: more details (including which library) nearer the date.

Sep
22
Sat
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Toxteth Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This is advance information: more details (including which library) nearer the date.