The award-winning crime-writer, and the author behind the popular “Vera” and “Shetland” TV series, Ann Cleeves is coming to the area this week.

Ann will be talking at Smithy Bridge Library this Wednesday 10th Feb where she will talk about her work, take questions from the audience and sign copies of her latest books, “The Moth Catcher” and Quick Read title, “Too Good to be True”.

Places for this event are limited.​ Tickets cost £2 and can be exchanged on the day for a copy of “Too Good to be True” or used as part payment for the latest “Vera” title, “The Moth Catcher”.

Shetland, based on Ann Cleeves’ award-winning Shetland novels, returned to BBC TV on Friday 15th January. This thrilling new drama is a single full-length story told over six episodes;

It is an original story, not based on any of the novels. Douglas Henshall returns as DI Jimmy Perez, aided by Tosh (Alison O’Donnell) and Sandy (Shetlander Steven Robertson). 

Meanwhile Ann’s other creation, her brilliant but unconventional detective DCI Vera Stanhope, brought to life by Brenda Blethyn, has returned to Sunday evening television in ITV’s VERA. The series consists of four standalone episodes. In the first, The Dark Road, a body is discovered on the Northumberland moors, and identified as a woman who made a distressed 999 call on the night of her death – suggesting she may have been abducted by someone she knew.

Episode 3 is based on the latest novel by Ann Cleeves. The Moth Catcher takes Vera to Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland, where life seems perfect. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they’re away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley – a beautiful, lonely place to die…

Book in person at Smithybridge library or phone 01706 378281 to reserve a ​place.


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