Vera author Ann Cleeves in Alnwick for book signing

Ann Cleeves in Alnwick this morning with her new book, Cold Earth.
Ann Cleeves in Alnwick this morning with her new book, Cold Earth.

Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves was in Alnwick’s WHSmith’s store this morning for a book signing of her new release, Cold Earth.

The title is the latest instalment in the Shetland Island series, which has been made into a major BBC drama.

With the publication of Cold Earth, the author is celebrating not only the continuation of a popular and much-praised series, but also her 30th book in 30 years of writing.

Being in the Alnwick store today, from 10am to 11am, was fitting for Ann, whose popular detective series, Vera, is also a popular ITV show which is often filmed in Northumberland. The cast and crew of the programme has used various locations in the county on numerous occasions, including earlier this year.