The panel debate - crime fiction versus crime fact - at CSI Portsmouth 2011on Saturday 5 November at the John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth, England, with best selling crime authors and experts was enjoyed by over a hundred people and was highly entertaining and very informative. The feedback from the audience was fantastic. I enjoyed it tremendously and I am delighted to say so too did those who attended and the panel guests. Here are some photographs from the event.
Best sellling crime authors Mark Billingham, John Harvey, Michael Ridpath and Pauline Rowson
at CSI Portsmouth
We were joined by crime experts: Dr Claire Nee, Director of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University, Dr Paul Smith, Crime Scene Expert from the University of Portsmouth, DC Nick Bettesworth from the Major Crime Unit Hampshire Police and DS Martin Chudley Crime Scene Manager from Hampshire Police.
They answered questions put to them by panel moderator Cheryl Buggy, Station Director of Express FM and from the audience.
This was followed by a book signing and the audience had the chance to talk to the authors, experts and all the speakers.
CSI Portsmouth was launched in 2010 and is part of Portsmouth BookFest. It is organised by Pauline Rowson, whose popular crime novels are set in the area, in conjunction with The Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth City Libraries.
Make a diary note for CSI Portsmouth 2012 - Saturday 3 November - for another great line up of crime authors and crime experts in crime fiction meets crime fact.
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