Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves
Photo: Duncan Lawrie

Ann Cleeves was working as a cook in the Bird Observatory on Fair Isle when she met her husband Tim, a visiting ornithologist. Soon after they married, Tim was appointed as warden of Hilbre, a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary.
 
She began writing her first series of crime novels here featuring the elderly naturalist, George Palmer-Jones. She went on to set up reading groups in prisons as part of the Inside Books project, became Cheltenham Literature Festival's first reader-in-residence and works as associate trainer with the reader development organization, Opening the Book. She is reader-in-residence for Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and her reading passion is crime in translation.
 
Ann has twice before been short listed for a CWA Dagger Award - once for her short story "The Plater," and again for the Dagger in the Library award. Her short film for Border TV, Catching Birds, won a Royal Television Society Award.


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Author on the Web

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter


Photo: Duncan Lawrie
Back

books
by the author

Dead Water
Shetland Island Mysteries
Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember...


Available In:

Book Audio Book eBook
Silent Voices

Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, which began with the award-winning Raven...


Available In:

Book eBook
Blue Lightning
Shetland Island Mysteries
Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

In the fourth book of Ann Cleeves’ critically acclaimed series set in the Shetland Islands, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez brings his fiancée home to Fair...


Available In:

Book eBook
Red Bones
Shetland Island Mysteries
Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly...


Available In:

Book eBook
White Nights
Shetland Island Mysteries
Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

The electrifying follow-up to the Dagger Award–winning Raven Black In this second thriller of the highly acclaimed Shetland Island series featuring...


Available In:

Book eBook
Raven Black
Shetland Island Mysteries
Ann Cleeves
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Winner of Britain’s coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers. Raven Black begins on...


Available In:

Book eBook
view all works by this author
Back

Community

CriminalElement.com

Latest Blog Posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:45:00 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30:00 PM
 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back