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Join CyberCrime Experts and Crime Authors at CSI Portsmouth

CSI PortsmouthAt this year's CSI Portsmouth, the third year of this popular event, there is a great line up of crime experts and authors.  In this blog article I focus on those taking part in the afternoon programme but you can read all about the crime experts and crime authors also taking part during the morning on the CSI Portsmouth page on this website. 

Joining me on the afternoon panel from the North East of England is crime writer Ann Cleeves, the author of the Vera series of crime novels which have been adapted into the popular ITV series starring Brenda Blethyn and David Leon, broadcast in the UK, and sold worldwide. An adaptation of Red Bones, one of her Shetland mysteries, is currently in preparation for television. Her books have been translated into twenty languages.

Death Lies Beneath - Di HortonMy marine based mystery crime novels are set at the opposite end of the UK. The Solent mysteries are set around Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. They feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton. There are currently eight in the series with the ninth, Undercurrent, being published in January 2013. They are published in the UK and the USA where they have been highly acclaimed and have been translated into several languages and are soon to be published in China. I am also the author of two stand alone thrillers, one of which, In Cold Daylight was voted the third most popular novel for World Book Day 2008.

On the crime expert side we have Adrian Fretter who has worked for Hampshire Police for 23 years. He was appointed to CID in 1996 has worked in the incident room during the Glenda Hoskins and Ann Fidler murder and attempted murder investigation and been an informant handler. In 2006 he joined the High Tech Crime Unit where the ever changing technologies present a major challenge.

Professor Bran Nicol is Professor of English Literature at the University of Surrey, having previously worked at the University of Portsmouth. His book, Stalking saw him being shortlisted for the 2007 Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year award, and has been translated into Italian, Korean, and Japanese. He is an expert on stalking culture inlcuding Internet Stalking and has appeared on many radio programmes and featured in the documentary Stalked to Death, for the Irish channel, TV 3.

With us is Dr Mark Button, Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, a Reader in Criminology and Associate Head Curriculum at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. Mark has written extensively on counter fraud. He is also Head of Secretariat of the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board. Before joining the University of Portsmouth he was a Research Assistant to the Rt Hon Bruce George MP specialising in policing, security and home affairs issues.

It promises to be a very lively panel debate looking at cyber crime, fraud and stalking, and the audience will have the chance to put their questions to the crime authors and crime experts.

During the day the Fingerprint Bureau will be present and you can have your fingerprints taken and pressed into a key ring as a keepsake. You can also visit the bookshop provided by The Hayling Island Bookshop, talk to the authors and experts, and visit the Scene of Crime provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at South Downs College.

Tickets cost £10 for the day with £3 redeemable against a book bought on the day.

Call the Box Office on 023 9268 8037 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm to get your tickets for what will be a very entertaining and informative event.

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OCTOBER 23RD, 2012 @ 8:43:55 UTC

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