Ann Cleeves

We are delighted to announce that the Smithdown Litfest 2019 will open with a special event with bestselling crime author Ann Cleeves! Ann will be in conversation with fellow crime writer, and Smithdown Litfest patron, Ashley Dyer.

When: Friday 13th September, 2019 – 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Where: Ullet Road Unitarian Church, L17

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET FOR THIS EVENT. Although this event is free, you must book a ticket and bring it with you to attend.

Ann Cleeves is one of Britain’s most successful crime fiction authors. With over five million copies sold worldwide, her bestselling books are loved in print and on screen: both the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series are now major TV adaptations on ITV and BBC One respectively.

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 in 2016.

Ann will be in conversation with fellow crime author, and Smithdown Litfest patron, Ashley Dyer.

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Long Call is the captivating first novel in a brand new series from Ann Cleeves. Introducing a new central character, Detective Matthew Venn, and a new setting in the idyllic landscape of North Devon, where murder bubbles under the surface.

Your new crime series obsession starts here.

‘Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves’ Val McDermid

‘The best living evoker of landscape’ Guardian

‘If there is a successor to Ruth Rendell’s alter-ego Barbara Vine, it must surely be Ann Cleeves’ Herald

In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands alone outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place within. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Published on 5th September 2019 in hardback, priced £16.99

Pre-order from Waterstones

(Author photo: David Hirst)