Ann Cleeves talking about The Seagull at Newton Community Hall, Newton, Northumberland, NE43 7UL
Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink) from Forum Books, Corbridge (telephone 01434 632931)
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.
Ann Cleeves will be talking about The Seagull at the Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Prior to Ann’s talk, David Hirst from Tynemouth Fine Art Gallery will discuss Painter of the Tyne, an exhibition of paintings by Peter Burns – a preview of the exhibition will begin at 6.15pm before Ann takes to the stage at 7pm
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.
A Literary Lunch with Ann Cleeves and Plackitt & Booth Booksellers at Gusto Lytham
Tickets £30 from the bookshop include 2 course lunch with drink on arrival, plus a signed hardback copy of The Seagull.
Cath Staincliffe talks about her new novel The Girl in the Green Dress for the library’s final author event.
Talking about The Seagull at Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PY
Tickets available from the library, £2 (redeemable against the price of the book, purchased at the event)