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The National Museum of the Royal Navy to host CSI Portsmouth 2013

CSI Portsmouth 2013The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is to be the new venue for the popular one day event, CSI Portsmouth 2013, part of Portsmouth BookFest to be held on Saturday 2 November.

CSI Portsmouth, where crime fiction meets crime fact, was launched in 2010, the brainchild of Hayling Island crime writer Pauline Rowson, author of the DI Andy Horton series of novels set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

Pauline Rowson introducing CSI Portsmouth 2012It brings together top crime authors from around the UK to face a panel of crime experts including members of Hampshire Police. Those having taken part include members of the Major Crime Team, Scene of Crime Officers, Hampshire’s Hi-Tech Unit, Fire Investigation Officers from Hampshire Police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue and forensic psychology, fraud and stalking experts from the Universities of Portsmouth and Surrey. Crime authors have included Pauline Rowson, Graham Hurley, Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton, Mark Billingham and John Harvey.

CSI Portsmouth 2013 will be held in the Princess Royal Gallery in the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which is one of the settings for Pauline Rowson’s latest DI Horton novel, Undercurrent, published in January this year. 

National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth The Royal Naval Museum, in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, is one of Britain’s oldest maritime museums. Its aim is to preserve and present the history of the Fleet - the ships and the men and women who manned them and to make accessible to all the story of the Royal Navy and its people from earliest times to the present.

Pauline Rowson says, ‘I’m thrilled that the National Museum of the Royal Navy is hosting CSI Portsmouth 2013. It’s a superb location with lots of atmosphere and history. The tickets for CSI Portsmouth will also include the added bonus of free entry to the exhibitions in the museum. There promises again to be another great line up of crime authors and experts.’

CSI Portsmouth is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature organised by The Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth City Council and runs from October 19 to 3 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth.

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