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.
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