Anne Cleeves to Launch New ‘Shetland’ Novel in Mareel in January
03 January 2013
Anne Cleeves will launch her fifth
'Shetland' novel, Dead
Water, on Thursday 31st of January in Mareel Auditorium at
7.30pm, in an event presented by Shetland Arts in partnership with
Promote Shetland and Pan MacMillan.
The novel, which will be published in the
UK by Pan MacMillan on the 31st of January, features the return of
Inspector Jimmy Perez, who teams up with Willow Reeves to
investigate the death of journalist Jerry Markham who was chasing a
story in the heart of the North Sea oil and gas
Ann Cleeves is well known in Shetland and
has many friends here. She is best known for her Inspector Ramsay
novels, set in Northumberland, her Shetland Quartet, and her Vera
Stanhope series, which has recently been televised on ITV and stars
BBC One produced a two part drama, starring
Doug Henshall and featuring Shetland's very own Steven Robertson,
based on Red Bones
the third novel from Ann's Shetland Quartet.
Her novel, Raven Black, the first
book of the Shetland Quartet, won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie
Dagger, the richest crime-writing prize in the world, awarded
annually by the Crime Writers Association.
As well as readings from the novel, by a
Shetland actor, the event will feature a discussion between Ann and
leading Forensic Pathologist, Dr James Grieve. Dr Grieve is a
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at the Department of Pathology
at the University of Aberdeen and a Police Forensic Pathologist for
the North East and Grampian area.
He has carried out numerous post-mortem
investigations including sudden unexpected natural events,
suicides, homicides and accidents, as well as deaths possibly
resulting from medical mishap. He regularly gives evidence in the
criminal courts and at Fatal Accident Inquiries.
Shetland Arts Literature Development
Officer, Donald Anderson said: "This promises to be fascinating and
a thoroughly enjoyable event for all readers of crime fiction and
for anybody who is interested in the nitty gritty of forensic
pathology. Ann Cleeves and Dr James Grieve are highly entertaining
speakers. It is also a great privilege for us to have the
opportunity to host the launch of this novel on the day of its
Tickets for the launch are free but booking
is strongly recommended as the event is expected to be popular.
Tickets will be available on Friday 21 December via Shetland Box
Office in Mareel and Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555,
or online at www.mareel.org or www.shetlandboxoffice.org
Waterwill be published in the UK by Pan Macmillan
on 31st January 2013 - it is already available for advance order
from Amazon (ISBN: 978-0=2307-6017-2).