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CSI Winchester a great success

CSI WInchester panel, Carolyn Lovell, Angela Hicken, Pauline Rowson,Jane Aston, Natasha Cooper and Heather FosterOver a hundred people packed the performance hall at Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire on Saturday 8 March for CSI Winchester to listen to best selling crime authors Pauline Rowson and Natasha Cooper  debate crime fiction and crime fact with crime experts from Hampshire Police, Jane Aston, Supervisor Fingerprint Examiner and Carolyn Lovell, Head of Operations for Hampshire Police Crime Scene Investigations.


CSI Winchester was a morning event. It is modelled on the highly successful one day event, CSI Portsmouth, which takes place each year in November and is the brain child of crime writer, Pauline Rowson, author of the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton series of crime novels set on the South Coast of England.
 
Pauline Rowson  has been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police procedural” by setting it against the atmospheric backdrop of the ever changing sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Her cops are tough yet fallible.

Pauline Rowson book signing and chatting to members of the audienceThe panel was chaired by Angela Hicken from Hampshire County Council Library Service, organiser of the event. She put questions to the panelists and it was then opened up to the floor. There was a book signing to follow and the chance for the audience to talk to the authors and experts, and to have their fingerprint taken and pressed into a keep sake keyring.



The books were sold by independent bookshop P & G Wells of Winchester.

CSI Winchester Panel with Pauline Rowson, NJ Cooper, Angela Hicken, Carolyn Lovell, Jane AstonPauline Rowson says, 'The event was highly enjoyable and informative. The feedback from the audience was extremely positive. It was a great event. My thanks to Hampshire Police,  Winchester Library and the audience for making it so successful.'

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The tenth in the DI Andy Horton series Death Surge  was published in hardback and as an ebook in January 2014. Death Lies Beneath the eighth in the series was published in paperback in February 2014.

NJ (Natasha) Cooper's most recent title Vengeance in Mind was shortlisted for the 2012 CWA Gold Dagger.

Carolyn Lovell has worked for Hampshire Constabulary for over 17 years, starting as a Crime Scene Investigator. She is Head of Operations in charge of CSI  andprovides wider forensic consultancy advice and training. Jane Aston is a Supervisor with the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau.

CSI Portsmouth takes place on Saturday 8 November and is a one day event. Tickets go on sale in September.




POSTED BY: ALISON ROGERS - MARCH 10TH, 2014 @ 6:44:25 UTC
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