Cold Earth (hardcover) and The Crow Trap (paperback).
Shetland tea; Cold Earth and The Crow Trap: The First Vera Stanhope Mystery book signings
Murder By The Book
2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, free
Love is a journey, and perhaps more so for Ann Cleeves, a cook at a bird observatory in northern Scotland where she met her future husband, a visiting ornithologist. The newlyweds relocated to a tiny tidal island nature reserve in the Dee Estuary (he was appointed warden of Hilbre) and she began writing crime novels; later she set up reading groups in prisons. Now, to celebrate her popular Shetland mystery series, the staff at Murder By The Book is hosting a traditional Shetland tea at 2 p.m. They'll act out the script and it's up to the audience to solve the whodunit while noshing on tea and scones. Stay after when Cleeves signs and discusses