Great panel line up for CSI Portsmouth 2014 - bestselling crime authors, forensic experts and police - crime fiction meets crime fact

I'm delighted to announce the great line up of best selling crime authors, crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police for  CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, on Saturday 8 November.



This year joining me on the panel in the morning will be crime author M.C. Beaton with crime experts, Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police Scientific Services and Dr Katherine Brown, Forensic Entomologist, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.



In the afternoon crime authors Val McDermid and Jessie Keane join me and officers from Hampshire police, Sergeant Roger Wood, an expert on intelligence gathering, cyber-crime and covert source recruitment and Detective Inspector Mandy Horsburgh, Operation Fortress, investigating serious violent drug-related crime and organized criminal groups.



CSI Portsmouth, sponsored by Bello, publisher Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, which brings lost classic back to life, is now in its fifth year. It is a one day event which discusses through the two panel debates crime fiction and fact. It is being held at The Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.




Also at CSI Portsmouth will be Hampshire Police Fingerprint bureau, a mock up crime scene provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at Southdowns College and a forensic entomology display by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth BookFest is a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council and runs from 24 October to 9 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth. The bookshop at CSI Portsmouth will be provided by The Hayling Island Bookshop.

CSI Portsmouth promises to be a highly informative and entertaining event so if you like crime fiction and are fascinated by crime fact then why not join us. Tickets go on sale on Monday 29 September and cost £12 for the day. They sell fast so make a note in your diary now.

More information at CSI Portsmouth 2014

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