Ann Cleeves, the internationally renowned best-selling crime writer whose books inspired the BBC TV series Shetland, is to join a group of visitors on an exclusive "Bloody" holiday to Britain's most northerly islands with award-winning tour operator, McKinlay Kidd and Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland.
A dream holiday for fans of crime writing, the unique three-night Bloody Shetland adventure with Ann Cleeves begins as the Bloody Scotland festival, in the historic city of Stirling, draws to a close on Sunday 13 September 2015.
The group will travel to a top-secret location on the magical Shetland islands where, following an overnight stay in one of the islands" most welcoming hotels, Ann Cleeves will join the group for a full day's exploration of the stunning locations that inspired her writing and which also appear in the hit BBC TV series (the third season of which is due to be screened later this year). The day will conclude with a fun murder mystery evening in one of the hotels featured in some of the TV episodes.
Speaking on the launch of McKinlay Kidd's new Bloody Shetland holiday with Ann Cleeves, Ann said: “There's a magic in sharing favourite places with other people. Shetland is bleak and beautiful and I can't wait to see how readers respond to Jimmy Perez's home.”
Robert Kidd, Director at McKinlay Kidd added: