CSI Basingstoke - crime fiction versus crime fact - a great success
CSI Basingstoke, where crime fiction meets crime fact, held on Saturday 6 July at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Hampshire, England, was a great success.
The event was modelled on the highly successful CSI Portsmouth, which I first organised in 2010. This year will be the fourth year of CSI Portsmouth, a one day event bringing crime authors and experts together for lively panel discussions on Saturday 2 November at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The audience at CSI Basingstoke at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre
From left to right: Pauline Rowson, Peter Lovesey, Angela Hicken Jane Aston, Carolyn Lovell
Pauline Rowson, Peter Lovesey, Angela Hicken, Jane Aston, Carolyn Lovell
The Hayling Island Bookshop provided a mobile book shop. Jane Aston was joined by her colleague, Heather Foster, and offered to take the delegates fingerprint and to press it into a keep sake keying to take away - a very popular attraction.
Queuing up for fingerprinting with Heather Foster, Hampshire Police
The crime authors and experts for CSI Portsmouth 2013 are to be announced shortly and the event takes place this year on Saturday 2 November at the The Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.