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Meet Ann Cleeves author of the Vera books

  • Sherborne 8 Cheap Street Sherborne, England, DT9 3PX United Kingdom

Multi Award Winning Crime author Ann Cleeves will be visiting on the 20th September for a talk and signing 6.30 to 8pm. Ticketed event £5 available from the shop.

Ann is the author of the successful tv detective series Vera with over 21 books to her name. Our event will be to celebrate Ann's new book in the Shetland series (also a BBC drama series) White Night £7.99.

White Nights by Ann Cleeves £7.99

Following on from the award-winning Raven Black, White Nights is the second title in Ann Cleeves' popular Shetland crime series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez. When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognizes the victim - a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death. Yet this is no desperate act of anguish, but the work of a cold and calculating killer. As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of the small Biddista community. Then another body is found. Perez knows he must break the cycle before another death occurs. But this is a crazy time of year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems ...

Setting a detective novel in the Shetland Isles is a stroke of genius in itself as a close knit community such as that is the last place you would expect murder to take place. Adding to the chilling news that there has been a murder, the time of year means that nightfall never comes, hence the title of the novel and the remoteness and strangeness of the light adds to the eeriness. Perez is a great detective, intuitive and charming and slightly vulnerable.