Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Crime writer Ann Cleeves at Mostly Books

Ann Cleeves looks poised to be the latest big name in crime fiction and we are pleased that she will be visiting us at Mostly Books.

Her successful Vera Stanhope series is fast making Ann Cleeves a household name since being televised with the fantastic Brenda Blethyn in the title role and in September Ann Cleeves's Shetland series will be making its television debut, giving her two detective series both running in the autumn. 

In 2006 Ann Cleeves was the first winner of the prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award of the Crime Writers' Association for 'Raven Black', the first volume of her Shetland Quartet.

This new murder-mystery series is set against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles and centres on Detective Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall).

Perez is recently widowed, a native Shetlander who has returned home after a long period away. His dry sense of humour and his desire to protect his beloved Shetland Isles from the changes he sees happening make him a compelling character.

The stories are classic murder mysteries and together with the island setting, with its rich history and eccentric characters, means this is definitely one to watch when it hits the small screen.

If you want to discover these books before seeing them on the television, come along and meet Ann, who has twice been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award and for the Dagger in the Library award.

Ann Cleeves, Weds 15th
August
7.30pm at Mostly Books
Price £4 (includes wine)

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