Did you know that award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves once lived on Hilbre Island?
Ann Cleeves (pictured above; source:BBC) spent the first four years of her married life living on Hilbre Island. Her husband Tim was employed by the local authority as the island warden and the couple were auxiliary coastguards.
You’ll probably be aware of Cleeves writing even if you’ve not read her books. Her Vera Stanhope novels have been dramatised as the TV detective series Vera and the Jimmy Perez novels as the series Shetland. She wrote her first book, Come Death and High Water, whilst living on Hilbre.
Commenting on her time on Hilbre Cleeves says: “It’s a wild, wonderful, lonely location – the perfect place for a murder.”
You can find out more about Ann Cleeves on her website.