Enjoy a night of “Tea & Cookies & Murder” at Volumes
Join fellow book lovers in welcoming world-renowned mystery writer Ann Cleeves to the U.S.!

WHAT: A night of Tea and Cookies and Murder

WHO: Mystery writer Ann Cleeves with Lori Rader-Day and Sara Paretsky

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Volumes Bookcafe; 1373 N Milwaukee Ave; Chicago, IL 60622

COST: Free; books available for purchase

Tickets are FREE, and books will be available on-site at the time of the event. If there is a specific Cleeves, Rader-Day, or Paretsky book you’d like to reserve, you can do so by ordering on the Volumes website.

ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million-copy bestselling author behind three hit television series—Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall; Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn; and The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge—all of which are watched and loved in the United States. All three are available on BritBox. The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She was awarded the OBE in 2022 for services to reading and libraries. Ann lives in the United Kingdom.

LORI RADER-DAY is the Edgar® Award-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ festival Midwest Mystery Conference (fka Murder and Mayhem in Chicago) and served as 2019-2020 national president of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing for Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

SARA PARETSKY revolutionized the mystery world in 1982 when she introduced V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only. By creating a detective with the grit and smarts to take on the mean streets, Paretsky challenged a genre in which women historically were vamps or victims. V.I. struck a chord with readers and critics; Indemnity Only was followed by twenty more V.I. novels. While Paretsky’s fiction changed the narrative about women, her work also opened doors for other writers. In 1986 she created Sisters in Crime, a worldwide organization to advocate for women crime writers, which earned her Ms. Magazine’s 1987 Woman of the Year award. More accolades followed: the British Crime Writers awarded her the Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement; Blacklist won the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers for best novel of 2004, and she has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from a number of universities.