Joining me, Pauline Rowson, at a unique event will be four acclaimed crime writers, Simon Brett, June Hampson, Graham Hurley and Peter Lovesey along with experts from the Crime Scene Investigation team and Fingerprinting Bureau of Hampshire Constabulary and experts from the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology to discuss crime fiction and fact in a unique event, Crime and the City, Portsmouth CSI on 6 November at John Pounds Community Centre, Queen Street, Portsmouth, UK as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.
Portsmouth Bookfest is a new Festival of popular literature organised by Independent bookstore, The Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth City Council, which will run from October 26th to November 13th. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth on the south coast of England. There will be opportunities to hear and meet popular authors at events across the city and in schools with ticket offers to attract new members to city Libraries and stimulate book ownership.
On 6 November between 10 a.m. and 12 noon delegates can meet Simon Brett, June Hampson and Pauline Rowson, and between 1 p.m. and 3p.m Peter Lovesey and Graham Hurley who will again be joined by Pauline Rowson. All authors have a connection with the local area. My marine mystery crime novels featuring Inspector Horton are set in the Portsmouth and Solent area, as is Graham Hurley’s Joe Faraday series. June Hampson’s Daisy Lane novels are set in Gosport and Peter Lovesey, a prolific writer with a string of awards including the Cartier Diamond Dagger for his career in crime writing and whose novels have been dramatised on television lives in Chichester, and Simon Brett responsible for the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and Fethering series of crime novels, as well as radio and television series such as No Commitments and After Henry lives in Arundel. You can find links to the author web sites here.
On the expert side will be DS Martin Chudley, in charge of the Crime Scene Investigation team for Hampshire Constabulary and Jane Aston and her team from the Fingerprinting Bureau. With them will be Dr Claire Nee, Director of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University, an expert in forensic psychology and Paul Smith, an expert in Crime Scenes. To keep us in check will be panel moderator Cheryl Buggy, a professional broadcaster and Station Director at Express FM, as she stimulates a lively discussion and takes questions from the audience.
There will be a chance for delegates to see how the fingerprinting bureau works and have their fingerprints taken, as well as talk to the crime authors to find out how they come up with their intricate plots and research their novels.
A mobile bookshop, provided by the Hayling Island Bookshop will be selling signed copies of the authors’ books.
Tickets are on sale available from the Box Office on + 44 (0)23 9268 8037, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and can be purchased with cash, cheque, made payable to ‘Portsmouth City Council’, or by credit/debit card at ticket points and credit/debit card at the box office. Tickets can be collected from any ticket point or posted to an address (there will be a booking fee of 50p charged for tickets posted).
For full details , tickets and the programme visit http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/learning/18786.html
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