GR Direct - Sony - Save up to £300 on selected Bravia OLED & LED TVs
Wednesday 29 May 2024
 12.7°C   ESE Gentle Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

News / Cleeves to head north to launch final Perez book

Ann Cleeves

AUTHOR Ann Cleeves is set to visit Shetland next month as she bids farewell to detective inspector Jimmy Perez.

The writer is releasing her final Shetland crime novel Wild Fire on 6 September.

The series’ characters inspired the BBC drama Shetland and as a result there is big interest in the fate of Perez and co.

Cleeves will launch the book at the Lerwick Town Hall on the evening of 5 September, where local musician Cathy Geldard will premiere her bespoke piece A Tune For Jimmy Perez.

Shetland Distillery Company has also produced a special edition Wild Fire gin for the night and will launch it at the town hall.

The writer will also speak at the Baltasound Community Library in Unst on 4 September at 7pm, as well as host a drop-in at the Whalsay Secondary School Library a day later from 1pm to 2pm.

Both of those events are free and they include book signings.

Shetland Library manager Karen Fraser said Cleeves, who has often launched books in the isles, is a “great ambassador for libraries, and for the islands”.

Cleeves said that she will “always be grateful to Shetlanders for their support and generosity and I can’t wait to be back in September to thank them properly”.

“She has worked closely with the television process, helping to set up good contacts and locations,” Fraser added.

“Fans will be sad to hear the books are coming to an end (and dying to know if Ann will give Jimmy a happy or tragic ending), but will be delighted that the television series continues.

“Ann always likes to see as many folk as possible when she’s in Shetland so she will be doing events at our Unst and Whalsay libraries as well as the main launch in Lerwick Town Hall.’

Tickets are available for the Town Hall event via the Shetland Arts box office priced at £4. Copies of the book will be on sale, and Cleeves will be available to sign them too.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.



Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.