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
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
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
29
Thu
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
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.

May
10
Thu
Kate Ellis @ Sale Library
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
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.