Ann Cleeves

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Ann Cleeves


Detective Creations

Join Ann Cleeves, the bestselling author and creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, for an afternoon of crime and chat. Find out how your favourite characters come to life and meet her brand-new creation, Detective Matthew Venn, in The Long Call, the first novel of her new series, set in North Devon, where Ann grew up.

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels and the hugely successful TV series  Vera and Shetland are based on her books. In 2017 Ann was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. Ann is also a passionate champion for libraries and was a National Libraries Day Ambassador.

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Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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