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The Wise Old Owl, The Big Black Crow*

An interesting comment exchange with Moira at Clothes in Books has got me thinking about birds and bird watching. It’s a delightful pastime, really. It gets you out into nature, it doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can be really interesting. 965 more words

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2015

It’s two years since I’ve been to Harrogate for the crime writing celebratory bonanza and four since I braved the Dragons’ Pen initiation of terror for would-be crime writers. 354 more words

Ann Cleeves

Books Read in 2015 - 36. Raven Black - Ann Cleeves

Genre: Detective

Narrative style: third person, chronological

Rating: 4/5

Published: 2006

Format: Paperback

Synopsis: When the body of a teenaged girl is found, the suspicion immediately falls on Magnus Tait, a strange and lonely old man. 411 more words

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Thin Air by Ann Cleeves

This was a book I really looked forward to reading since I love the Shetland series. What I like with the Shetland series is a.) the characters b.) the setting and c.) the crimes. 129 more words

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Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year Award Shortlist

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival has announced the shortlist for the annual Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year Award.

The award recognises excellence in Scottish crime writing. 242 more words

The Bloody Scotland programme, and other fun stuff

They had to launch the Bloody Scotland programme without me, but it’s actually quite a good one despite this.

Before the Bloody Scotland weekend even begins you can go to writing classes – if you are young enough – or you could take part in their short story competition. 180 more words


Crime writer Ann Cleeves on the Shetland Islands

The author on four decades of inspiration from the austere but beautiful islands that you must call Shetland and not the Shetlands