Award winning crime author John Harvey to appear with crime author Pauline Rowson at CSI Portsmouth 5 November

I’m delighted that award wining crime author, John Harvey has agreed to be on our afternoon panel at CSI Portsmouth, where crime fiction meets crime fact, at the John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth on Saturday 5 November.

I consider it a real privilege to be appearing with a crime writer whose novels I have enjoyed and admired. And flattered that my own DI Horton crime novels have been compared to John Harvey's Frank Elder novels by reviewers in the States.

John Harvey began writing in 1975, and now has over 100 published books to his credit, most recently a collection of short stories, A Darker Shade of Blue. The first of his celebrated Charlie Resnick novels, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the 100 most notable crime novels of the last century. Flesh and Blood, the first of three Frank Elder novels, was awarded both the British Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger and the US Barry Award in 2004. In 2007 he received the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing, and in 2009 he was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham. In addition, he has written many scripts for television and radio.

You can read more about John Harvey on his web site

Joining John Harvey and me are crime authors Mark Billingham and Michael Ridpath for the afternoon panel when we meet crime experts from Hampshire Police, Forensic Psychologists from the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology and crime scene experts from the University of Portsmouth.

More details including programme can be found on my official web site at CSI Portsmouth 2011.

Tickets on sale from 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 includes £3 off the price of a book bought at the event.


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