Team Vera at the Theakston's Crime-Writing Festival in Harrogate: Steph McGovern, Ann Cleeves, Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty - read all about it in Ann's Diary!
And for a flavour of crime writing events, listen to the Guardian's books podcast, in which Ann and Chris Brookmyre look forward to Bloody Scotland!
- Sunday 25th February, 12.00 noon
- In conversation with Dr James Grieve, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Aberdeen - part of Aberdeen's Granite Noir festival.
- Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th April
- Colonsay Book Festival
Ann Cleeves has written a murder mystery based around a traditional Shetland Sunday tea, especially for librarians and booksellers who would like to host their own murder mystery party. There's a script for four actors (with a guest appearance from detective Jimmy Perez), and - for a really authentic experience! - there are recipes for Shetland homebakes!
Look out for a 'Blood on the Bannocks' event near you - or find out how you can stage your own!