21 September 2012
Tickets are now on sale for CSI Portsmouth 2012 being held on Saturday 3 November at John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth England, the third year of this popular event where crime fiction meets crime fact.
At this year's CSI Portsmouth event international crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson (member of the Society of Authors since 1999) will join Crime Scene Manager Co-ordinator Carolyn Lovell from Hampshire Police; DC Terry Fitzjohn Crime Scene Fire Investigations Officer Hampshire Police; Andy Earl Hampshire Fire and Rescue Arson Task Force; Adrian Fretter Hampshire Police Hi-Tech Crime Unit; Professor Bran Nicol, University of Surrey, an expert on stalking culture including Internet Stalking and Dr Mark Button, University of Portsmouth, Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, to debate crime fiction versus crime fact in two lively panel debates.
They will also be joined by the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau and by students on the forensic science course from South Downs College who will be providing a crime scene and quiz.
CSI Portsmouth 2012 takes place on Saturday 3 November 2012 at John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, Portsmouth, England from 10am to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £6.00 for the morning or the afternoon sessions or £10 for the day with £3.00 redeemable against the purchase of a book bought at the event. Tickets can be obtained from the Box Office on 023 9268 8037, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
CSI Portsmouth is part of Portsmouth Bookfest a festival of popular literature organised by The Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth City Council and runs from October 22 to 3 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth.