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Whodunnit at Poole Central Library

Join Poole Libraries and Bournemouth and Poole College on 14 January for a Murder Mystery evening based on the novels by award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves.

This exciting event starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 January and bestselling author Ann Cleeves has written a special script for a murder mystery party, based on her Vera Stanhope novels.

Students from Bournemouth and Poole College’s Performing Arts courses will bring it all to life, presenting witness statements and forensic reports – and ultimately, a confession from the guilty party.  All you, the audience, have to do, is guess whodunnit! Come along and play detective for an evening and see our talented students in action. If you prove your talents as the next Sherlock Holmes and solve the murder you could win a prize.

Copies of Ann’s books will be available on the night. To book your free place phone 01202 262449 or email libraries@poole.gov.uk.

Cllr Judy Butt, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, Borough of Poole, said: "It's wonderful that our Library Service is working together with our superb college to put on this thrilling event. I would encourage people to get their deerstalkers and magnifying glasses out and come along for an evening of fun."

Ann Cleeves worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel for Raven Black. Ann’s Shetland book 'Red Bones' was made into the BBC One drama, Shetland, this year. The second series of ITV’s adaptation of Vera starring Brenda Blethyn aired earlier last year. Ann lives in North Tyneside. Follow her on Twitter @AnnCleeves