Ann Cleeves at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Having already made waves with her crime investigators, Shetland's Jimmy Perez and Tyneside's Vera Stanhope, much-loved author Ann Cleeves introduces us to a new detective in the shape of Devon’s Matthew Venn. She again proves herself to be a master of character development with Venn in her new book The Long Call. What does it take to create a successful protagonist? Find out in this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, in which she speaks with Lee Randall.