Jan
25
Thu
Ann Cleeves (SOLD OUT) @ Whitley Bay Library
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Queen of Crime fiction Ann Cleeves is the author of the bestselling novels which have inspired ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland series.  Join her to celebrate the paperback publication of her brand new Vera novel The Seagull.  There will be the opportunity to buy signed books.

Cost: 
Jan
30
Tue
Ann Cleeves @ Rural Arts, Thirsk
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening with Ann Cleeves
Talk, Q&A & book signing in conjunction with White Rose Bookcafé
Tuesday 30th January, 7pm at Rural Arts, Thirsk YO7 1QS
Tickets £10 to include a copy of Ann’s new book The Seagull

This event is being organised by the White Rose Bookshop, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET

Jan
31
Wed
Ann Cleeves @ The Collection, Lincoln
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Ann Cleeves will be joining us to talk about and sign copies of her latest paperback The Seagull

The Seagull is Ann Cleeves’ searing eighth novel in the bestselling Vera Stanhope series, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships.

Tickets are available at £4 from The Collection box office (01522 782040) and Lindum Books.

Stokes Collection café will be providing a bar for pre-event drinks.

Feb
6
Tue
Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny: More than just murder… @ York Explore Library
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Join friends Ann Cleeves, author of ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland and Louise Penny, on a rare visit from Canada, as they share their love of stories and the secrets behind their success.

Ann Cleeves is the bestselling author of ITV’s VERA and BBC One’s Shetland. She’s written 31 novels in 31 years and her latest, THE SEAGULL is set in her home town of Whitley Bay. The recipient of the highest accolade in crime writing, the Diamond Dagger, Ann is the Queen of British crime fiction.
Louise Penny is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, set in the fictional Canadian village of Three Pines. The recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, her twelfth novel, A GREAT RECKONING, was awarded the prestigious Agatha Award, Anthony, Macavity, Barry and Left Coast Crime Award.

Feb
7
Wed
Cath Staincliffe: Write By The Sea Festival @ Kilmore Quay
Feb 7 @ 11:55 am – 12:55 pm

Cath Staincliffe talks crime fiction.

Feb
8
Thu
Martin Edwards: My Life of Crime @ Penketh Library
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm
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
7
Wed
Kate Ellis @ Arnold Library
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kate Ellis will be giving a talk about her work. She is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. Her Wesley Peterson books contain an intriguing blend of mystery and history while her spooky and mysterious series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet is set in the ancient city of Eborby in North Yorkshire.

Kate Ellis @ Newark Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kate Ellis will be giving a talk about her work. She is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. Her Wesley Peterson books contain an intriguing blend of mystery and history while her spooky and mysterious series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet is set in the ancient city of Eborby in North Yorkshire.

Mar
10
Sat
Martin Edwards: Golden Age of Crime @ Essex Book Festival
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Join Martin Edwards, Ruth Dudley Edwards and David Whittle  as we celebrate the life and work of Edmund Crispin – and there is much to celebrate about him, as master of “splendidly complicated crime”, composer of music for Carry On films, and creator of the charming, frivolous and often badly behaved Gervase Fen, the detective with a donnish difference.

This is part of the Golden Age of Crime strand of the festival, and there is a four-4-three offer on tickets

Mar
11
Sun
Martin Edwards: Golden Age of Crime @ Essex Book Festival
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hear stories of sleuthing, murder and mayhem in this fascinating discussion between members of the CWA, chaired by Martin Edwards. With over 700 members, the Crime Writers’ Association is well known for its prestigious Daggers, awarded every year for the best in crime writing, and provides an unrivalled platform for authors and their work.

This is part of the Golden Age of Crime strand of the festival, and there is a four-4-three offer on tickets

Mar
13
Tue
Watching the Detectives with Cath Staincliffe @ Worksop Library
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Best selling author Cath Staincliffe talks about her experience of creating Blue Murder, an original crime drama for TV, and of translating Scott & Bailey from the screen to the page. How does TV differ from writing novels, what’s it like to write someone else’s characters and to work with the stars?

Watching the Detectives with Cath Staincliffe @ Mansfield Central Library
Mar 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Best selling author Cath Staincliffe talks about her experience of creating Blue Murder, an original crime drama for TV, and of translating Scott & Bailey from the screen to the page. How does TV differ from writing novels, what’s it like to write someone else’s characters and to work with the stars?

Mar
17
Sat
Dine with Crime: lunch with Cath Staincliffe and others @ Café Ollo, The Media Centre
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Huddersfield Literature Festival, Crime Lunch with Cath Staincliffe, Liz Mistry & Linda Green at the Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL.

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