Ann Cleeves in conversation

£2 per person (plus booking fee)

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking Required

***Please note: this is an online event***

Join bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves as she talks about her new book The Darkest Evening, and the places that have inspired the Shetland, Vera Stanhope and Two Rivers series.

In this special event, which brings libraries from three regions together, you will also hear ideas from Ann and library staff on how you can host virtual book groups or murder mystery evenings to connect with friends and family this autumn. Details for Ann’s new Darkest Evening themed murder mystery pack will be shared for you to download.

This is an online Crowdcast event for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event.

This online event is brought to you by Pan Macmillan – in collaboration with library services for the North East, Shetland and Devon, supported by Crediton Community Bookshop, Forum Books and The Shetland Times Bookshop.

Signed books will be available to order on the evening.

About The Darkest Evening

DCI Vera Stanhope returns in the ninth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves’ enduringly popular series. Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope’s only thought is to get there quickly. But the snow is so heavy, she becomes disoriented and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver’s door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognises as the house her father Hector grew up in. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child’s mother, and if so, what happened to her? A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant Vera novel to savour.

Image credit: Pan Macmillan and David Hirst.


WRITE Festival Online!

This event is part of WRITE Festival Online! which runs from 18 -23 October. The festival celebrates the written word in all it’s forms and has something for everyone from children, to adults, to aspiring writers.

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