Great new venue for CSI Portsmouth 2013, and the setting for the latest DI Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, Undercurrent

I'm delighted that the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is to be the new venue for the popular one day event, CSI Portsmouth 2013, part of Portsmouth BookFest to be held on Saturday 2 November.

CSI Portsmouth 2013 will be held in the Princess Royal Gallery at the museum, which is one of the settings for the latest DI Horton novel, Undercurrent, published in hardcover in the UK and Commonwealth in January and in the USA in May.

Naval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Number One Dock in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard after giving a lecture in the Princess Royal Gallery in the Royal Navy Museum. Detective Superintendent Uckfield of the Major Crime Team is adamant it is suicide. DI Horton is not so sure. Angry and frustrated at the lack of investigation, Horton goes out on a limb to prove he’s right and discovers a cover up at the highest level. Soon Horton begins to find disturbing similarities with his own private investigations into the disappearance of his mother thirty years ago. As he gets closer to the truth someone is determined to prevent it from ever coming out.

CSI Portsmouth, where crime fiction meets crime fact is now in its fourth year and 2013 promises to be as exciting as previous years with some top crime authors and crime experts coming along to entertain us all. The panellists for CSI Portsmouth 2013 will be announced during the year.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth is one of Britain’s oldest maritime museums. Its aim is to preserve and present the history of the Fleet - the ships and the men and women who manned them and to make accessible to all the story of the Royal Navy and its people from earliest times to the present.

The tickets for CSI Portsmouth will also include the added bonus of free entry to exhibitions in the museum.

CSI Portsmouth is part of Portsmouth BookFest a festival of popular literature organised by The Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth City Council and runs from October 19 to 3 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth.

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