Had a great time as one of the guest crime authors at the annual conference of the British Society of Criminology at the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, (ICJS) on 5 July 2012.
I appeared on the panel with fellow crime writers, Graham Hurley, Peter Lovesey, June Hampson and Linda Regan. Here we are getting ready before the event started.
Over 300 delegates from around the world attended the conference was which themed around ‘Criminology at the borders’ and coincided with the twentieth anniversary of ICJS. I met some lovely people who even bought my crime novels to take back to the States and Australia.
The panel was introduced by Dr Diana Bretherick, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice of the University of Portsmouth.
|From left to right: Graham Hurley, Peter Lovesey, Pauline Rowson, June Hampson and Linda Regan|
The audience of academics and practitioners operating at the cutting edge of thinking on crime and justice asked the crime writers questions about their crime novels, including how they researched them, why they enjoyed reading and writing crime fiction, the writers who had influenced them and what made them choose the locations for their crime novels.
|Pauline Rowson answering a question|
|Linda Regan making Pauline Rowson, June Hampson (and the audience) laugh|
|June Hampson answering a question|
|Peter Lovesey answering a question with Graham Hurley on his left|