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Wednesday 19 February 2020

Mystery Fest. 7 March 2020

Portsmouth Central Library

 7 March 2020  Saturday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Mystery Fest is Mystery People’s own Crime Fiction Day in collaboration with the
Portsmouth BookFest

Our Guest of Honour, award winning author  
L.C. Tyler
will be in conversation with successful
actress and author
Linda Regan.

Other Authors, Expert Witnesses taking part are: 

 Carol Westron, Organiser
Jeff Dowson
Barbara Nadel
Charlie Cochrane
Peter Tickler
Sally Spedding
Linda Stratmann
Christine Hammacott
Donna Fletcher Crow
Mia Emilie
Debbie Young
Dot Marshall-Gent


10.15am Welcome from Clare Forsyth

10.20 - 11.20  The Right Place to Kill. 
Choosing the place to set your Fictional Crime.
Panel: Peter Tickler, Debbie Young, Charlie Cochrane,
Christine Hammacott
Participating Moderator:
Carol Westron.

11.20-11.30  Break

11.30am12.30pm: Expert Witness
Professor Becky Milne of the University of Portsmouth who will be talking about
Police Interviewing - the reality

12.20-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.00 - Guest of Honour L C Tyler in conversation with author Linda Regan

14.00- 15.00  Supernatural & Religious Beliefs in Crime Fiction
Panel: Barbara Nadel, Sally Spedding, Linda Stratmann,
Mia Emilie. Donna Fletcher Crow
Participating Moderator: Dot Marshall-Gent

15.00 -15.20-Coffee-Tea Break

15.20-15.45 Short talk by Jeff Dowson on Screenplays, Crime Thrillers, Marlowe and Me.
       15.45-16.30  Discussion with audience participation 
                              - Fictional favourites
    Peter Tickler will lead the discussion of favourite books in the
                           crime fiction genre,
assisted by
Charlie Cochrane and Carol Westron
               Tickets are available in any Portsmouth Library or at
                                  £15 including a light lunch.


  1. How I wish I could jump on a plane from Los Angeles and attend, as I lived in Southsea for a while and attended the university after graduating from Daley's High School. My column in MysteryPeople helps but I am still green with envy of the attendees.

    1. Hi Jill, thanks. I wish you could attend too. It would be marvellous to see you.