The Crime Writers’ Association

Ann Cleeves and Cath Staincliffe

A special pre-Festival event with two award-winning, bestselling crime writers.

Cath Staincliffe is a novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder, and the Scott & Bailey novels, based on the popular TV series, as well as standalone novels such as The Girl in the Green Dress and her latest, Fear of Falling.

Ann Cleeves is the creator of the Shetland mysteries and the Vera Stanhope novels and a recipient of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger. Her latest books are Wildfire, the eighth and final book in the Shetland novels, now in its fifth series as a major BBC1 drama, and The Seagull, the eighth Vera Stanhope novel, currently on its ninth ITV series as Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. A 2018 Radio Times readers’ poll saw both series ranked in the top 10 of the best British crime dramas of all time.


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