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Tickets now on sale for CSI Portsmouth 2014, where crime fiction meets crime fact

CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime factTickets are now on sale (29 September) for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact in a one day event being held on 8 November at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

CSI Portsmouth, sponsored by Bello, publisher Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, which brings lost classics back to life, is now in its fifth year and 2014 sees a stellar line up of crime authors, police and forensic experts debate crime fiction and crime fact in two panel events during the day. Joining crime author Pauline Rowson, founder of CSI Portsmouth, are M.C Beaton, Hilary Bonner and Jessie Keane along with officers from Hampshire Police and the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University on Saturday 8 November.

Shroud of Evil - A DI Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonPauline Rowson’s crime novels are set in the Solent area and feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton. They have been hailed in the UK and the USA as the 'Best of British Crime Fiction,' and translated into several languages including Chinese. The eleventh in the DI Horton series, Shroud of Evil was published by Severn House in 2014.

Jessie Keane is the author of a number of crime bestsellers with Annie Carter, head of a London gang family, as her main protagonist. Her last book, Nameless was a standalone crime novel and sold over 50,000 copies in a month. M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin series, is the most borrowed British adult fiction author in UK libraries with over a million borrowings in the last year. Hilary Bonner's published work includes ten previous novels, five non-fiction books: two ghosted autobiographies, one biography, two companions to TV programmes, and a number of short stories. Her latest crime novel, Friends to Die For ispublished by Pan Macmillan on 23 October 2014.

The crime authors will be joined on the panels by Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police Scientific Services; Dr Katherine Brown, Forensic Entomologist, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth; Sergeant Roger Wood, Hampshire Police an expert on intelligence gathering, cyber-crime and covert source recruitment and Detective Inspector Mandy Horsburgh, Hampshire Police, part of the Operation Fortress team investigating serious violent drug-related crime and organized criminal groups.

Also at CSI Portsmouth will be Hampshire Police Fingerprint bureau, a mock up crime scene provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at Southdowns College and a forensic entomology display by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth BookFest is a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council and runs from 24 October to 9 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth.

The bookshop on the day will be provided by The Hayling Island Bookshop.

Tickets cost £15 with £3 off a book purchased on the day. On sale from 29 September. They are available to purchase  on line  or from the Box Office after 10am, call  023 9268 8037,
from Central, North End or Southsea Libraries in Portsmouth, or from the Hayling Island Bookshop on 023 9246 6620.

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