As part of Harrogate Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival


In a world of armchair epidemiologists and part-time pathologists, how do authors keep one step ahead of the ever-changing science as well as the Karens and Keiths? Our panel of experts and writers will examine the data.


Fiona Erskine, a chemical engineer to trade, is the author of the wonderfully titled Phosphate Rocks: A Death in Ten ObjectsLin Anderson is the acclaimed creator of forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod and a graduate of Glasgow University’s forensic course; Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is an expert in fire scene investigation, clandestine drug chemistry and explosives; Sarah Vaughan’s Anatomy of a Scandal was made into a major Netflix series; Lesley Kelly, author of the Health of Strangers series, will oversee order and analysis.