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What a smashing murder!!!

We had a fabulous evening in Bury Library celebrating Anne Cleeves’ amazing achievement of publishing thirty books in thirty years. A murder had occurred and knitting had been disturbed! 84 more words

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Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves - book review

Shetland series 4 is on its way, and I’m excited. I decided to celebrate by reading the first of the Ann Cleeves novels on which the TV drama is loosely based. 502 more words


The lottery of writing fame

Last Thursday evening I had a great opportunity to see a very successful writer up close and hear the details of her career. Ann Cleeves was visiting Cockermouth in West Cumbria, not far from from where I live, and I was asked to ‘interview’ her live in front of a sold-out audience. 362 more words

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (September 12)

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. 394 more words

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Venturing into Crime and Fiddle Music

I don’t recall ever being a fan of crime fiction, apart from a short period in my early 20s when I read a few Agatha Christie’s. 164 more words


The Seagull (Vera Stanhope #8) by Ann Cleeves

– Sometimes it felt as if her whole life had been spent in the half-light; in her dreams, she was moonlit, neon-lit or she floated through the first gleam of dawn. 105 more words

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New Release Book Review: The Seagull by Ann Cleeves

Title: The Seagull

Author:  Ann Cleeves

Published: August 29th 2017

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Pages: 416

Genres:  Fiction, Mystery, Crime

RRP: $29.99

Rating: 4 stars

The Seagull is Ann Cleeves’ searing eighth novel in the bestselling Vera Stanhope series, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships.

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