I’ve just returned from giving a radio interview on Angel Radio about Portsmouth Bookfest and the event I am participating in, Crime & the City-CSI Portsmouth on 6 November.

It was great talking to Tony Smith, the founder of Angel Radio, which has gone from strength to strength since its first broadcast in February 1999 in Portsmouth. Now it broadcasts 24/7 on 101.1 FM in Havant and on the Internet. Angel Radio accentuates the positive aspects of being an older person. It provides a radio station for older people to run themselves and is unique in that it specialises in records made before1960, and many of them are great. Visit their web site to tune into Angel Radio, Angel Light, Isle of Wight and Australia.


I was chatting to Tony about the Crime & City CSI Portsmouth event at John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth on 6 November 2010 where I will join crime writers, Simon Brett, Graham Hurley, Peter Lovesey and June Hampson and police and forensic experts in a lively discussion on fact versus fiction. You can read more about this on my official web site  or by clicking on the page to the right of this blog. There are also details on how to purchase tickets.

Tony and I discussed my Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels, my crime thriller novels and how I research my crime novels.  We also talked about the other events running during Portsmouth Bookfest (25 October-13 November) which includes appearances by Josephine Cox, Chris Ryan, Jacqueline Wilson, Louise Rennison, Isabel Ashdown and many more… It’s going to be lively and entertaining book festival.

The radio interview is being broadcast each week over the next four weeks in the morning, although I’m not sure of the time. Hope some of you manage to catch it.

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