Portsmouth MysteryFest and Acting Can Be Murder
Portsmouth BookFest summer in collaboration with Mystery People presents:
Portsmouth MysteryFest Saturday 2nd June 10.15am-5pm
Acting Can Be Murder/Life of Brian Saturday 14th July 2pm-4.30pm
Third Floor, Portsmouth Central Library
Tickets are available from your nearest Portsmouth City Council Library.
Portsmouth MysteryFest £15 (Ticket includes a cream tea lunch).
Come along to a fun and informative day exploring crime fiction and fact with crime fiction authors, academics, and experts from the University of Portsmouth.
Your ticket includes:
Contemporary crime fiction panel with authors Judith Cranswick, Jeff Dowson, Christine Hammacott, Leigh Russell, Peter Tickler and Carol Westron
A talk on forensics by Paul Smith and Colin White (University of Portsmouth)
Four shorter talks:
- Agatha Christie- Stranger than death – Gaynor Baker (University of Bath Spa)
- Not much like the Gentle Touch! – Dot Marshall-Gent
- Murder and moving car parks in Oxford – Peter Tickler
- Writing a bestselling series – Leigh Russell
Mystery History Panel – The past is a foreign country with authors Barbara Nadel, Leigh Russell, William Shaw, Nicola Slade, Linda Stratmann and Carol Westron.
A Fun Crime Fiction Quiz with bestselling books for prizes.
There will also be the chance to buy books and have them signed by the authors.
Acting can be Murder & The Life of Brian with Linda Regan & Brian Murphy £4
In this fun event, actor and crime fiction author Linda Regan will talk about her acting career and her newer career in crime writing. Following a short tea/ coffee break (included in your ticket), Linda will interview her husband Brain Murphy, star of stage and screen.
This promises to be a fascinating afternoon, looking at the acting profession, writing crime and the Portsmouth that Brian grew up in.