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Publisher, Bello, to sponsor CSI Portsmouth 2014 - Saturday 8th November 2014

Bello,criminally good fiction, bringing lost classics back to lifePublisher, Bello, Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, has been announced as sponsor for CSI Portsmouth 2014, which brings bestselling crime authors, police, crime and forensic experts together to debate crime fiction versus crime fact in two panels during this one day annual event. CSI Portsmouth 2014 is taking place on Saturday 8 November 2014 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

An 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.

Crime author Pauline RowsonCSI Portsmouth was first launched in 2010 and is the brainchild of Pauline Rowson, crime author of the DI Andy Horton series set in the Portsmouth and Solent area, who organises the event with Portsmouth City Council Library Service. Part of Portsmouth BookFest, CSI Portsmouth is now one of the major fixtures in the UK crime fiction festival calendar.

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 twentieth 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.

CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime factThe crime authors and crime experts taking part in CSI Portsmouth 2014 will be announced in July with tickets going on sale in September. Along with the panel guests there will be a mockup crime scene provided by forensic students from South Downs College; the fingerprint bureau from Hampshire Police and a forensic entomology display provided by the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University.The bookshop will be provided by the Hayling Island Bookshop.

Pauline Rowson says, ‘We’re delighted that Bello has agreed to be our sponsor for the second year running. CSI Portsmouth is a hugely popular event which regularly attracts an audience of over a hundred and thirty. It 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.’

Bello books can be purchased from www.panmacmillan.com/bello.


For further information on Bello, please contact LizSich liz.sich@fourcolmangetty.com/ (0)20 3697 4241

For further information on CSI Portsmouth, please Contact Us

Crime authors who have appeared at CSI Portsmouth include: Mark Billingham, Simon Brett, Stephen Booth, S J Bolton, Ann Cleeves, NJ Cooper, Graham Hurley, John Harvey, Matt Hilton, June Hampson, Kerry Wilkinson, Michael Ridpath, Peter Lovesey, and Pauline Rowson.

Crime experts have included members from Hampshire police major crime team, fire investigation officers, scene of crime officers, hi-tech unit, drug squad, fingerprint bureau, as well as experts on forensic toxicology, and from the Universities of Portsmouth and Surrey on fraud, stalking, forensic psychology.


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