Belmont Filmhouse, Belmont Street
Author Ann Cleeves, winner of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award of the Crime Writers' Association and member of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Award International Writer Hall of Fame, is one of the UK’s favourite crime writers. Her popular novel series', Vera and Shetland, hold critical acclaim and have been turned into successful TV series on ITV and BBC.
Ann will be joined by Dr James Grieve, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. About to retire after many years in the field of forensic pathology, he has performed post-mortem investigations into deaths including sudden unexpected natural events, suicides, murders and accidents. He regularly gives evidence in the Criminal Courts and at Fatal Accident Inquiries.
How close to real life are Ann’s books and what are the common misconceptions in forensic fiction vs reality? Join us for a night of discussion and debate as they untwine forensic fact and fiction in the murky world of the murder mystery. You will also get a chance to meet Ann and perhaps pick up a signed copy of her new book, Thin Air, which will be released in September!