Thursday 30 August
6pm-8pm, at the prestigious Royal Society in London.
Join Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths, Vaseem Khan, Imran Mahmoud, Professor Ruth Morgan, Professor Richard Wortley, and Barry Forshaw for a truly unique occasion.
Crime fiction is the most popular genre in the world. From Sherlock Holmes to CSI, fictional depictions of this good-versus-evil conflict have sought to utilise the latest advances in scientific knowledge. But how closely does crime fiction mirror the realities of police investigation? How far is modern science able to help in the fight to reduce and prevent crime?
This one-off event, jointly organised by one of the world’s top crime research departments (UCL Jill Dando Institute) and one of the world’s foremost crime writers’ organisations (the CWA – Crime Writers’ Association), brings together bestselling crime authors with leading academics who research crime.
So, if you have ever wondered whether DNA really is the ‘magic bullet’, or how murder trials really work, or even how an innocent person might end up with a killer’s gunshot residue on their hands just by riding in the wrong taxi, then this event is for you.
A drinks reception follows the event.