PRESENTED by The Bookery in Crediton, “In Conversation with Ann Cleeves”, will be held at  Crediton Congregational Church on Thursday, September 14, at 7pm.

During the evening the internationally bestselling crime writer will be talking about her gripping thriller “The Raging Storm”, the new book in her “Two Rivers” series, set in North Devon.

Ann Cleeves is the acclaimed author and creator of “Vera”, “Shetland” and the “Two Rivers” series, which have all been adapted into TV shows making Vera Stanhope, Jimmy Perez, and Matthew Venn household names.

In "The Raging Storm” Jem Rosco – sailor, adventurer and local legend – blows into town in the middle of an autumn gale and the residents of Greystone, Devon, are delighted to have a celebrity in their midst. 

The residents think nothing of it when Rosco disappears again; that’s the sort of man he is.

Until the lifeboat is launched to a hoax call-out during a raging storm and his body is found in a dinghy, anchored off Scully Cove, a place with legends of its own.

This is an uncomfortable case for DI Matthew Venn. He came to the remote village as a child, its community populated by the Barum Brethren that he parted ways with, so when superstition and rumour mix and another body is found in the cove, Matthew soon finds his judgement clouded. 

As the stormy winds howl and the village is cut off, Venn and his team start their investigation, little realising their own lives might be in danger…

Admission will be £6 (redeemable against a copy of the book). 

To book, call into The Bookery at 21 High Street, Crediton, telephone 01363 774740 or book online at: .