Diana Bretherick will be reading at 12.20 today at Portsmouth Central Library as part of the Portsmouth Bookfest 20×12 free author readings.
Diana will be reading from her novel The City of Devils, a crime thriller set in 19th century Turin. The City of Devils won the Good Housekeeping Novel Writing competition and will be published by Orion Books in 2013. Kate Mills from Orion Books praised Diana as “a very exciting discovery,” and described City of Devils as “a terrific debut novel spiriting the reader back in time to the birth of forensic science in Turin at the turn of the nineteenth century. Diana explores this fascinating period with a thoroughly modern narrative, a suspenseful whodunit, and an excellent cast of characters and red herrings.” (Source: http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2012/07/02/university-criminologist-turns-crime-writer/)
You can find out more about Diana and her writing on her website: