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What's on in September

Well that's August over with, and the summer of 2014 will soon become a distant memory as the nights draw in and the temperature drops.  But the autumn (or the fall depending on where you live)) is a lovely time of year, full of rich colours and cool enough in Britain for some invigorating walks along the coast or in the forests. I'll be doing plenty of both as I think through the plot for the DI Andy Horton crime novel I am writing, number thirteen in the series.

Here is what else is on the cards for September 2014 for me.

12 September

I'll be giving a talk to members of the Emsworth WI.

22 September

Yate Library 7.30pm

I'll be in Yate Library, near Bristol, talking about the inspiration behind  the Solent based marine mystery series featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and my standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and In For The Kill.

Tickets can be obtained on line or from Yate Library

For more of my speaking engagements and radio appearances visit the events page.

Tickets on sale for CSI Portsmouth from 29 September

CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime factYes, tickets for this incredibly popular event go on sale this month, so make a diary note now because they will sell out fast. Join crime authors MC Beaton, Jessie Keane and myself along with police and crime experts on Saturday 8 November 2014 for an entertaining and informative one day event.

CSI Portsmouth,sponsored by Bello, publisher Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, which brings lost classics back to life, is now in its fifth year. It is a one day event which discusses through two panel debates, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, crime fiction and fact. It is being held at The Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

We 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 violentdrug-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.

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

More information at CSI Portsmouth 2014.

Looking forward to doing lots of writing during September and hopefully having news  of when the next DI Andy Horton, number twelve in the series will be published.

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