Crime and Wine
Ann Cleeves grew up in Herefordshire and Devon, and trained as a probation officer.
She began writing whilst living with her husband on a tiny island in the Dee estuary, where Tim had been appointed warden for the nature reserve.
Ann’s list of achievements and awards is incredibly long, but perhaps she is best known as the author of the phenomally-successful Shetland and Vera Stanhope novels, both of which have been adapted for TV.
She is a passionate champion for public libraries, and she went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the ‘Inside Books’ project, and became Cheltenham Literature Festival’s first reader-in-residence.
Last year, she completed the series of Shetland novels with Wild Fire, the 8th in the series.
This year, she begins a new series with the novel The Long Call. The story is set in North Devon in an area called Two Rivers, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea.
Venue: Frinton Tennis Club, Holland Road, FRINTON
Tickets: £12.50 (includes a glass of wine)