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CSI Portsmouth 2014 Saturday 8 November

Join best selling crime authors M. C Beaton, Jessie Keane, Hilary Bonner, Pauline Rowson and forensic experts and Hampshire police officers at CSI Portsmouth 2014

CSI PortsmouthThe stellar line-up for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, sees internationally acclaimed best-selling crime authors, M.C. Beaton, Hilary Bonner, Jessie Keane and Pauline Rowson, join crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police and the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University on Saturday 8 November.

CSI Portsmouth, sponsored by Bello, publisher Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, which brings lost classics back to life, is now in its fifth year. It is a one day event which discusses through two panel debates, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, 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.

CSI Portsmouth  was first launched in 2010 and is the brainchild of Internationally acclaimed crime writer  Pauline Rowson, author of the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels, who organises the event with Portsmouth City Council Library Service.  It is part of Portsmouth BookFest and is now one of the major fixtures in the UK crime fiction festival calendar.

A hugely popular one day event it attracts an audience of over a hundred and thirty and provides a fascinating insight into crime, both fiction and fact, and gives the audience the chance to ask questions of the panel and talk to the individual crime authors, police and experts.

Click here for the programme for CSI Portsmouth 2014

Click here for details of the panel guests for CSI Portsmouth 2014

We're delighted to announce the sponsor for CSI Portsmouth 2014

Publisher, Bello, Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, has been announced as the sponsor for CSI Portsmouth 2014

Bello - criminally good fiction, bringing lost classics back to lifeAn imprint of Pan Macmillan, Bello brings lost classics back to life. Over 50% of Bello’s published titles are in the crime genre, ranging from Golden Age mysteries and short stories, to thrillers, cozy crime and detective fiction. Bello’s extensive list covers the history of the genre, including two founding members of the Crime Writers’ Association, Andrew Garve and Josephine Bell, the early novels of popular children’s author Nina Bawden, the creator of the ‘inverted mystery’ Roy Vickers, and the bestselling Ann Cleeves, creator of the Vera and Shetland series.

Founded in 2011, Bello is Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint. In its first two years, Bello has published more than 550 previously out-of-print titles from over 40 authors whose collective work spans the 20th century and beyond. Bello’s primary format is ebook, but each title is also released as a print-on-demand paperback, available through all bookshops offering POD, or direct to the reader through the Pan Macmillan website.

Portsmouth BookFest 2014CSI Portsmouth is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council and runs from 24 October to 9 November.

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  Suitable for those aged 12 years and over.


Cost £15 with £3 off a book purchased on the day. On sale from 29 September.

Available  on line

From the Box Office after 10am, call  023 9268 8037

From Central, North End or Southsea Libraries or from the Hayling Island Bookshop on 023 9246 6620.

Suitable for those aged 12 years and over.

Venue for CSI Portsmouth 2014

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, one of Britain’s oldest maritime museums, is the superb venue for CSI Portsmouth 2014. We're grateful to the museum for their support.
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