Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves will sign and discuss Cold Earth (Minotaur; $25.99), and The Crow Trap (Minotaur; $27.99 and $16.99).

Ann Cleeves was working as a cook in the Bird Observatory on Fair Isle when she met her husband Tim, a visiting ornithologist. Soon after they married, Tim was appointed as warden of Hilbre, a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary. She began writing her first series of crime novels here featuring the elderly naturalist, George Palmer-Jones. She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival's first reader-in-residence and works as associate trainer with the reader development organization, Opening the Book. She is reader-in-residence for Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and her reading passion is crime in translation. Her short film for Border TV, Catching Birds, won a Royal Television Society Award. Ann has twice before been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award - once for her short story "The Plater," and again for the Dagger in the Library award. In 2016, she won the CWA Diamon Dagger Award, the highest honor in British crime writing.

Photo: Duncan Lawrie

 

 To celebrate the publication of Cold Earth (available 4/18), Ann Cleeves has written a murder mystery based around a traditional Shetland tea. Shetland is the setting of the popular crime series featuring Jimmy Perez.

Join us as the MBTB staff acts out the script for you to solve the mystery! We'll have tea and scones for you to enjoy while you try to figure out which of us committed the crime! 

The Shetland Tea will start at 2:00 p.m., and Ann Cleeves will start the talk and signing at 3:00 p.m. 

 

Event date: 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Cold Earth Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250107381
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 18th, 2017

The Crow Trap: The First Vera Stanhope Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250122742
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 21st, 2017

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal....For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp.


The Moth Catcher Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105424
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 4th, 2016

Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they re away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane a lonely place to die.


Harbour Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250104977
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 6th, 2016

Harbour Street is the next spellbinding installment in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels about Vera Stanhope, played in the TV detective drama VERA by Brenda Blethyn.


Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250091079
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 2nd, 2016

Shortlisted for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year

In Thin Air, featuring Ann Cleeves' beloved Inspector Jimmy Perez, a group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But, one of them, Eleanor, disappears--apparently into thin air.


Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250060952
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 17th, 2015

Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation.


Silent Voices Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250049810
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 15th, 2014

Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series featuring detective Vera Stanhope.


Blue Lightning Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312384449
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 25th, 2011

In the fourth book of Ann Cleeves' critically acclaimed series set in the Shetland Islands, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez brings his fiancee home to Fair Isle, a birder's paradise, where strangers are viewed with suspicions and distrust.


Red Bones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312384432
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 28th, 2010

When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman fatally is shot and Ann Cleeves's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. In Red Bones, a claustrophobic mists swirl around the Shetland Islands, and Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.


White Nights Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312384425
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 9th, 2009

The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award winning Raven Black


Raven Black Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312359676
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 24th, 2008

The basis for the hit series "Shetland" now airing on PBS

Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.