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Great line up for CSI Portsmouth 2016 where crime fiction meets crime fact

CSI PortsmouthTickets are now on sale for CSI Portsmouth 2016, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact in a one day event being held on Saturday 5 March at the Pyramids Centre, Southsea.

CSI Portsmouth, now in its sixth year, sees a stellar line up of crime authors, police and forensic experts debating crime fiction and crime fact in two panel events during the day.

On the morning panel, award winning crime writer Elly Griffiths, author of the series featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway, joins Pauline Rowson, author of the popular DI Andy Horton crime novels set in the Solent area, along with crime experts Simon Mound, a crime scene investigator with Hampshire Police’s Scientific Services Department with expertise in the recovery of firearms and the examination of firearm related crime scenes, and Jonathan Smith, a forensic scientist with expertise in the examination of blood and body fluids, hairs, fibres, botany and wood fragment identification and adviser to many UK Police forces.

Hampshire Fingerprint BureauThe Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau will also be present and a mock up crime scene will be provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at South Downs College. 

The afternoon panel comprises of Will Sutton, a musician, playwright an author of historical mysteries in Victorian London who will quiz crime author and crime expert Diana Bretherick, a former criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Portsmouth and Hampshire based crime author  J. S Law, a former Royal Navy officer.

Pauline RowsonI will be moderating the morning panel and taking part in the discussions and am greatly looking forward to it.

We have a fantastic line up and it should be a highly informative and entertaining day. Tickets always sell out fast and the event attracts people but many from all over the UK.


CSI Portsmouth is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council Library Service. It runs from 14 February 2016 to 5 March 2016 and its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth.

Tickets for CSI Portsmouth cost £15 for the day which includes £3 off a book bought on the day.

Tickets can be purchased on line or from the Box Office after 10am on 023 9268 8037, from any Portsmouth Library or from the Hayling Island Bookshop on 023 9246 6620.

Full programme and information at CSI Portsmouth 2016.

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JANUARY 11TH, 2016 @ 6:45:17 GMT

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