Countdown to CSI Portsmouth 2011 - 5 November - featuring one of the speakers every week - this week crime author, Mark Billingham

Every week in the countdown to CSI Portsmouth 2011 I will be featuring one of our guests at this exciting event in Portsmouth, England where crime fiction meets crime fact as top crime novelists join top crime experts. 

Just seven weeks away CSI Portsmouth 2011 (part of Portsmouth Bookfest) takes place on Saturday 5 November at John Pounds Community, Centre, Portsmouth.  You can find the programme featured on this web site on the menu to your right, or on my official website.

Joining the lively panel debate in the afternoon is best selling crime author, Mark Billingham, whose current novel Good as Dead is in the Sunday Times Bestseller list. 



Mark Billingham worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand up comedian but he is best known for his hugely popular and bestselling crime novels featuring the London based detective Tom Thorne.  


Sleepyhead, the first in the series was published in the UK in 2001 and in the USA in 2002, and was an instant success. Since then Mark has written seven Tom Thorne novels which have been adapted as a television series.  

Scaredy Cat the second Tom Thorne novel was nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger and won the 2003 Sherlock Award, while Lazybones the third in the series of Tom Thorne novels, won the 2005 Theakston’s Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel Of The Year and Death Message the seventh to feature Tom Thorne won the 2009 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Award.

Mark Billingham is also the author of the standalone novel In the Dark as well as a series of children’s thrillers – Triskellion – written under the pseudonym Will Peterson.  He has been hailed as ‘a world class crime writer’ who ‘brings a rare and welcome blend of humanity, dimension and excitement to the genre.’ 

CSI Portsmouth 2011 Tickets
 
Tickets on sale from 12 September 2011 Call the Box Office + 44 (0)23 9268 8685.

Tickets cost £5 for the morning and £7 for the afternoon with a discounted ticket of £10 for the whole day which also includes £3 off the price of a book bought at the event. 

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