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March 8, 2019 @ 7:45 pm
  • Fiction

Ann Cleeves: Wild Fire

Dorothy L Sayers Society Lecture
Photo of Ann Cleeves with her latest book cover


Witham Library, 18 Newland Street
Witham, CM8 2AQ
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
(c) Micha Theiner

Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves, one of Britain’s most successful crime writers, is the eighth and final book in the Shetland series. Cleeves’ bestselling books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide and are loved in print and on screen: both the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series are major TV adaptations starring Brenda Blethyn on ITV and Douglas Hensall on BBC One respectively.

Famous for her evocative landscape writing, the Shetland series was launched to critical acclaim in 2006 when the first book in the series, Raven Black, won the prestigious Book of the Year at the annual CWA Daggers awards. Since then it has gone on to inspire five series of BAFTA winning television, win fans across the world, and increase tourism in the Scottish archipelago.

Wild Fire is an intense and emotionally complex novel highlighting the dichotomy between the claustrophobia of living in a close-knit community and needing to bury secrets and lies. Envy, motherhood and family dynamics are powerful themes and Cleeves’ plot is cleverly woven tight making it a tricky case for both Jimmy and the reader to solve.







Witham Library
18 Newland Street
Witham, CM8 2AQ
0345 6037628

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