A Shetland Murder Mystery Event: Bannocks and Blood

North West
Event date/time
21 April, 7:00pm
Event location
Hope Farm Library

Hope Farm Library, Bridge Meadow, Ellesmere Port CH66 2LE


Guess which of the four hapless suspects did the dastardly deed in this murder mystery based around a traditional Shetland Sunday Tea.

“This Sunday began like any other as the Shetland Tea committee met early to set up today’s tea, until the body of committee member, Minnie Laurenson is found. In the tradition of the Golden Age detective novel only the people at the Sunday tea committee could have committed the murder – they were the only ones present in the hall and nobody else had access. Detective Jimmy Perez has been called but he is delayed on the mainland due to storms. One of the suspects standing before you is a killer and in the absence of the detective your task is to deduce which of them stabbed Minnie Laurenson. If you enjoy Agatha Christie and understand classic crime fiction, you can use your little grey cells to solve the mystery.”

A murder mystery written by Ann Cleeves, writer of the Vera Stanhope, Jimmy Perez, and Matthew Venn series, all three of which have been adapted into TV shows (Vera, Shetland and The Long Call).

Wine will be on sale during the evening, with other refreshments provided (donations welcome). Please note that the suspects are library staff and are not Scottish or possessors of advanced acting degrees. We think it makes it more fun though. This is one of a few murder mysteries that libraries host every year so make sure you’ve not already seen it before ordering (or it will be a bit too easy for you).