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Mystery People for writers and readers of mystery “There simply must be a corpse in a detective novel and the deader the corpse the better.”  S.S. Van Dine  an Dine



  St Thomas’s Hospital 23 May 2018

Has a book sale with crime authors Linda Regan,  Hugh Fraser and
David Barry signing copies of their books,  in aid of Friends of the Hospital.
No entry fee just all book sales going to buy Christmas trees and decorations for children’s wards, and any left over funds to cancer department.
Please, please, support this everyone that can.


Saturday 2nd June 2nd 2018—3pm.
Linda Regan.  
Acting Can Be Murder,

at the Underground theatre, in Eastbourne.


Portsmouth Central Library - 2 June 2018
Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DX.

Contemporary Crime Panel. Why Crime? Why do the panel enjoy writing crime fiction? What do the panel think that crime fiction offers readers?

Judith Cranswick, Jeff Dowson, Christine Hammacott, Leigh Russell, Peter Tickler,
Carol Westron.

Mystery History Panel: The Past is a Foreign Country: How do members of the panel create the period they are writing about without over-burdening the reader with details?
Barbara Nadel, Leigh Russell, Nicola Slade, Linda Stratmann, William Shaw, Carol Westron,

Talks 1,2, 3, 4 (20 mins each):

Agatha Christie - Stranger than Death: Gaynor Baker
A study of Christie's use of Spiritualism in her inter-war books and short stories.

Not much like The Gentle Touch!: Dot Marshall-Gent
A 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. .

Writing a Bestselling Series: Leigh Russell
The challenges  and rewards of writing a series

A quiz for the audience (given out at the start of the day and marked and prizes awarded at the end)
with prizes of signed books for the winners.

Dr Paul Smith and Colin White will give a talk on modern-day forensics.  Both are both on the staff of Portsmouth University, which runs internationally renowned Criminal Justice and Forensic Studies
courses. They are also both ex-police officers and CSI.

The cost for new tickets will still be £15. (People who retained their March tickets can use them).
Scones with jam and cream for lunch and tea and coffee as part of the package.

Slaughter in Southwold

A weekend crime festival that is part of the main Southwold festival.

Saturday 16  June 2018 at 3.30pm At Southwold Arts Centre

Mary-Jane Riley
will be talking about her Alex Devlin crime series, set in Suffolk and Norfolk
and answering questions from the audience.

Tickets £5

Bookings at:Southwold Library, Tel: 01502 722519