2 June 2018
Portsmouth Bookfest. Portsmouth
organised in partnership with Mystery People
10.00am Doors Open. A fun Quiz will be offered to the audience as they come in.
10.15am Introduction by Clare to Bookfest/ Mystery People/library/facilities/ safety precautions.
Crime Panel: Why Crime?
- the reasons behind the appeal of Crime Fiction to
readers and writers.
Carol Westron (participating moderator), Leigh Russell, Peter Tickler, Jeff Dowson, Christine Hammacott, Judith Cranswick.
11.30am: BREAK- Tea, coffee and scone, cream and jam will be served by Lily and Lime - your ticket includes this
12.30pm: Forensic Investigations in the Real World: What would Sherlock do now? Talk by Dr Paul Smith and Inspector Colin White of Portsmouth University.
1.20pm: Talks 1,2, 3, 4 (20 mins each):
Christie - Stranger than Death: Gaynor Baker
study of Christie's use of Spiritualism in her inter-war books and short
Not much like The Gentle Touch!: Dot
personal perspective of life as a 1980s Woman Police Constable.
Murder and Moving Car-Parks in
Oxford: Peter Tickler
Oxford crime writer Peter Tickler confesses all (well, some of it)
about the problems, joys and sneaky tricks involved in writing crime fiction
set in an authentic Oxford. And why one particular TV series set there has a
tendency to drive him wild.
Writing a Bestselling Series: Leigh Russell
The challenges and rewards of writing a series