Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn events

I have three more UK library events coming up in the second half of October. Make sure you book your places now!

Poulton-le-Fylde Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton, Lancashire - talk to readers. 
Tickets £2. To book a place, phone 01253 888900 or email:


Chester Lane Library, Four Acre Lane, St Helen's, Merseyside - talk to readers. FREE! Phone 01744 677446 or email to reserve a place.

Hamstead Library, Tanhouse Centre, Hamstead Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands - talk to readers. FREE! Phone 0121 569 2548 or email:


Tickets are also now on sale for this year's 'CSI Portsmouth', part of Portsmouth BookFest. This is your chance to meet and mingle with top-selling crime authors, police and forensic experts, learn about what really happens at a crime scene, how a fire investigation is run, how the fingerprint bureau works, and even have your own fingerprints taken!

CSI Portsmouth takes place on Saturday 3rd November. I'll be taking part in a morning panel with authors Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson, plus Crime Scene Manager Carolyn Lovell, DC Terry Fitzjohn of Hampshire Police, and Andy Earl of the fire service's Arson Task Force. Throughout the day there will be a bookshop, and a scene of crime provided by Forensic Science students from South Downs College.

Events will be held at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, Portsmouth. Tickets are £6 per panel or £10 for the day, with £3 redeemable against purchase of a book at the event, and a £1 discount for Portsmouth Library members.

For tickets, call the Box Office on 023 9268 8037 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm). For more details, go to:

* For dates of more forthcoming events in the UK, please visit the Events page on the website: events.htm