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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


Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves

Murder mystery isn’t my usual reading genre, but I enjoyed Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves very much regardless. The cover advertises this book as “A Vera Stanhope Novel. 595 more words

Book Review

You Ought to be in Pictures*

It’s not surprising that a lot of crime fiction fans also watch film and TV adaptations of series and novels they like. Film allows for all sorts of visual impact that’s harder to communicate in print. 1,474 more words

Agatha Christie

Aye Write; the Scottishness of Welsh, Dolan & Cleeves

I haven’t as yet read A Decent Ride, Irvine Welsh’s new novel, but it was more than decent listening to him read, or more appropriately perform, several scenes at the… 769 more words

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

5 Stars from me!

I really didn’t expect to be giving Raven Black 5 stars, I’d never heard of Ann Cleeves and just picked it up on a whim but I absolutely loved it! 344 more words

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VERA - Telling Tales - East Yorkshire - Ann Cleeves

Why  a booktrail?

This time Vera heads to East Yorkshire and the bird watching landscape of Spurn Point. Vera however is watching and waiting for criminals… 824 more words

Books Set In England