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Portsmouth Coppers with Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson

CSI Portsmouth

CSI Portsmouth is replaced in 2017 by "Portsmouth Coppers"

Saturday 4 March 10.30am to 12.30pm


Join crime authors Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson in "Portsmouth Coppers" at Portsmouth Central Library

Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson will be cross examined by former criminal barrister and crime author Diana Bretherick about why they set their crime novels in Portsmouth and what is it about the waterfront city that holds such fascination for them and their fictional detectives.

Portsmouth Coppers is part of Portsmouth BookFest organised by Portsmouth City Library Service and the Hayling Island Bookshop.


Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square,


Tickets on sale from 9 January and can be purchased on line, by telephone 023 9268 8037 or in person from any Portsmouth City Council Library. Tickets cost £8.00

Pauline Rowson

Pauline RowsonPauline Rowson was raised in Portsmouth a city which she shares with her flawed and rugged sailing detective, Andy Horton, who appears in thirteen crime novels with the latest Lethal Waves, published in February 2017.  

Pauline’s love of the sea, and in particular the Solent, has led her to use the sea almost as a character in her novels. As well as the DI Horton series she is author of two standalone crime novels and two in the series featuring Art Marvik, a former Royal Marine Commando, turned undercover investigator for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS). Her crime novels have been translated into several languages and the DI Andy Horton novels have been optioned by Lime Pictures, makers of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, who are hoping to bring the enigmatic detective to the television screens.

When she isn't writing (which isn't often) she can be found walking the coastal paths looking for a good place to put a body!  Before becoming a full time writer Pauline Rowson ran a successful marketing, media and training company.

Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley credit Laura MunosGraham Hurley was a promotion scriptwriter with Southern Television, then researcher, then director. He has directed and produced ITV documentaries and has won a number of awards. Before he plunged into the world of crime fiction he’d written nine stand-alone international thrillers, and loved it.  He is well known in Portsmouth for his DI Joe Faraday and DC Paul Winter crime novels set in the rough and busy city, the kind of place he says where you are what you are, not what the aspirational label on the box says you want to be. The DI Joe Faraday and DC Paul Winter crime novels were successfully adapted into a French television series.

Graham’s move to Devon, sparked a new successful spin-off crime series featuring DS Jimmy Suttle in Western Approaches and Touching Distance the latter of which has made it to a screen adaptation in France.

In his latest novel Finisterre published by Head of Zeus in December 2016, Graham returns to his first love, international thrillers and to the Second World War. 

Quiz mistress Diana Bretherick

Diana BretherickDiana Bretherick is no stranger to crime. She worked as a criminal barrister for ten years and with offenders at Brixton prison. She honed her knowledge of the criminal mind by attaining an M.A in Criminology in 1999 and a PhD in 2006 and was a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Portsmouth before becoming a full time crime writer. She is the author of two crime novels published by Orion, The City of Devils and The Devil's Daughters.  

Her crime novels are set in the northern Italian city of Turin in the late 1880s and feature the world’s first criminologist, Cesare Lombroso and his assistant James Murray, a young Scottish doctor. Lombroso was a real person who was known as the ‘father of modern criminology’.

Diana also runs crime writing workshops and regularly performs readings of her work including short stories with a supernatural element.  


Tickets on sale from 9 January and can be purchased on line, by telephone 023 9268 8037 or in person from any Portsmouth City Council Library. Tickets cost £8.00

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