Last August, we welcomed crime writer Ann Cleeves to Abingdon for a very special event at the bookshop. With 'Vera' currently back on television, and the BBC's recent announcement of a six-part second series of 'Shetland', we're delighted to welcome Ann back to Abingdon for another event.
Ann will be at Abingdon Library on Thursday 26 September at 2pm - she'll be talking about the whirlwind year she's had, including her induction into the Crime Thriller Hall of Fame last October - alongside such all-time greats as Colin Dexter, Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Ann has written over 25 crime novels, and in 2006 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.
Filmed by the BBC in 2012, the 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 with the added delight of the island setting, with its rich history and eccentric characters.
Ann was a delight to listen to last time - with incredible tales of her route to becoming a writer, and the unlikely story of how Vera became a television series.
Tickets are £3, and include refreshments during the event. To reserve your tickets, pop into Mostly Books or email firstname.lastname@example.org