CSI Portsmouth 2016 - where crime fiction meets crime fact
Saturday 5 March 2016
The Plaza, Pyramids Centre, Southsea
10am - 4pm (doors open at 9.45am)
CSI Portsmouth Programme10am to 12noon
Join award winning crime writer Elly Griffiths, author of the series featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway, and Pauline Rowson, author of the popular DI Andy Horton crime novels set in the Solent area, along with crime experts Simon Mound, a crime scene investigator with Hampshire Police’s Scientific Services Department with expertise in the recovery of firearms and the examination of firearm related crime scenes, and Jonathan Smith, a forensic scientist with expertise in the examination of blood and body fluids, hairs, fibres, botany and wood fragment identification and adviser to many UK Police forces.
Visit the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau stand and discover the intricacies of fingerprint taking. Have your fingerprint taken and pressed into a keep-sake keyring to take away. View the mock up crime scene provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at South Downs College Browse the bookshop provided by the Hayling Island Bookshop.
2pm to 4pm
Join Will Sutton, a musician, playwright an author of historical mysteries in Victorian London who will quiz crime authors Diana Bretherick, a former criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Portsmouth and J. S Law, a former Royal Navy officer, on crime writing fact and fiction.
VenueThe Plaza, Pyramids Centre, Southsea
Time10am - 4pm (doors open at 9.45am)
Tickets£15.00 for the day, includes £3.00 off a book bought at the event, tickets available from the Box Office on 023 9268 8037 from any Portsmouth Library and on line
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, and the marine based crime thriller novels featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik
CSI Portsmouth is organised by Portsmouth City Council Library Service and is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council which runs from 14 February 2016 to 5 March 2016.
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 and the Art Marvik marine based crime novels. CSI Portsmouth is organised by Portsmouth City Council Library Service and is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature.
Pauline has also participated in CSI Newcastle, CSI Winchester, CSI Basingstoke, CSI Southampton.