Ann Cleeves hosts murder mystery event

If you are near Masham, in North Yorkshire this week, you might like to know that the Reader-In-Residence of the Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival, award-winning author Ann Cleeves, will be holding a murder mystery event called 'Brought to Book' at the White Bear Hotel on Thursday (28 May) at 7.30 p.m. From the festival literature:

"Brought to Book is an interactive murder mystery in which the audience turn detective to track down the killer from four possible suspects. Thursday's event will also feature performances from actors from the Masham Players. 
Get together with friends and family to form a super sleuthing team and enjoy an evening of criminally good entertainment, food and drink."

There does not seem to be an online booking system, but you can book tickets by calling
the White Bear Hotel on 01765 689319 or the Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre on 01765 680 000.

Read Euro Crime's reviews of Ann Cleeves's books here.

Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival website. The festival takes place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 July 2009. To book or for information on accommodation options, call: 01423 562303 or email: The organisers have also announced "creative Thursday", on 23 July, a day in which aspiring writers can pitch to an agent and editors.

3 thoughts on “Ann Cleeves hosts murder mystery event

  1. I’ve watched Brought to Book four times over the years and can strongly recommend it. I even nicked the concept – well, with Ann’s permission – for my own murder mystery event.

  2. Let us know when you next run one, Martin – I am not able to attend Ann’s on Thursday, sadly, but I’d like to try one of these evenings one of these days. I remember once staying in the grounds of a country house in Derbyshire in which such an event was happening, it was great walking round the gardens and spotting varoius suspicious types hiding in the shrubbery, etc! Unfortunately, I had an alternative engagement (at nearby Alton Towers) so was unable to become directly involved in the murder mystery.

  3. There are a few on the schedule (listed on the events page of my website) but you’d probably find they are a bit too far away! However, if you are ever in this neck of the woods, it would be great to see you at one of the events, and to see if you can guess whodunit and how!

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