We are delighted to announce that this year’s Big Read is Written In Blood, an exclusive Vera short story set in Durham and written especially for Durham Book Festival by best–selling author Ann Cleeves.
In this special event, Ann talks to Steph McGovern about the new story, her illustrious career, and why reading is so important for mental health. Ann will also be talking about her new novel The Darkest Evening, the ninth instalment in the DCI Vera Stanhope series.
Durham County Council’s library service will be distributing 4000 copies of Written in Blood to libraries, businesses, prisons and community groups all over Durham. We hope it will entertain you and inspire you to read more of Ann Cleeves’ gripping crime novels, many of which are set here in the North East of England. Find out more about The Big Read here.
You can read Written in Blood here.
The publication of Written in Blood is sponsored by Pan Macmillan.
Buy The Darkest Evening here.