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Ann Cleeves

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Ann is the author of the books behind ITV's VERA, now in it's third series, and the BBC's SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012. Ann's DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth. Ann's Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland Islands...


Ann grew up in the country, first in Herefordshire, then in North Devon. Her father was a village school teacher. After dropping out of university she took a number of temporary jobs - child care officer, women's refuge leader, bird observatory cook, auxiliary coastguard - before going back to college and training to be a probation officer.

While she wa
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The theme of travel continued later into the spring. Just as well I enjoy being on the move - I was about 8 when I discovered the word 'wanderlust' in a library book and thought with a wonderful sense of recognition - 'I've got that!' Both VERA and SHETLAND are now aired in many states in the US on the public broadcasting service and it seemed a great time to visit New York. I'm not a city pers... Read more of this blog post »
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date: November 03, 2012 10:00AM
location: John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
description: Join best selling crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson along with police and crime experts at CSI Portsmouth Saturday 3 November 2012 for a thrilling event where crime fiction meets crime fiction.

Meet and mingle with top selling crime authors and top forensic crime experts; hear how the authors write their popular crime novels, find out how much they draw on real life experiences and experts, learn about what really happens at a crime scene, how a fire investi
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“Rather than the grey and dreary institutions of public perception, these should be places of innovation and experiment, where readers can take a chance on a book, pick one because they like the look of the cover or the title or because they see it returned by the gorgeous young man who lives in their street. After all, they will have absolutely nothing to lose. The book will be free.”
Ann Cleeves, The Library Book

“We don't often notice the people who look after us, do we? Though we'd miss them if they weren't there”
Ann Cleeves, Harbour Street

“They think of themselves as your grandparents,’ he said. But call them whatever you like. James and Mary?”
Ann Cleeves, Thin Air

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