Acomb Explore Library :
Sat 16 Sept :
4.00pm – 6.00pm :
Find out how the real forensic experts deal with a crime scene – and how crime writers make sure they get the facts right. Examine the evidence at our ‘crime scene’, and chat with the writer and the forensic expert who together form the writing collaboration, A.D. Garrett. Pit your wits against the experts in this fun, friendly event and see if you can find clues that could help to solve a major crime.
A.D. Garrett is the pseudonym for prize-winning novelist Margaret Murphy working in consultation with policing and forensics expert, Helen Pepper.
Margaret Murphy has published nine internationally acclaimed psychological thrillers under her own name – both stand-alone and police series. She is Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, a past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and founder of Murder Squad. A CWA Short Story Dagger winner, her work has been shortlisted for the First Blood critics’ award as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library.
In 2013, writing as A.D. Garrett, Margaret began a new forensic series, featuring Prof. Nick Fennimore and DCI Kate Simms. Everyone Lies was a bestseller, and both Everyone Lies and the sequel, Believe No One, garnered starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly. Jeffery Deaver commented, ‘A.D. Garrett has done for Manchester what The Wire did for Baltimore. Simms and Fennimore are complex, compelling, and just plain marvellous.’ Truth Will Out, the third in the series, is now available in paperback.
Helen Pepper is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. She has been an analyst, Forensic Scientist, Scene of Crime Officer, CSI, and Crime Scene Manager. As a Crime Scene Investigator, she examined over 3000 crime scenes, ranging from thefts and fires to rapes and murders. Later, as Crime Scene Manager for Durham Police, she supervised CSIs in over 50 major incidents. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and has a wealth of experience in the investigation of crime, from simple thefts, to murders and terrorism. An author in her own right, Helen has co-authored, as well as contributed to, professional policing texts. She is a judge for the CWA’s Non-Fiction Dagger award, and is Forensic Consultant to both the Vera and Shetland TV series.
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