Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
A chance for crime afficianados to share and learn
Crime, both real and fictional is a consuming interest for a very great number of people.
Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Sir Sydney Smith, Sir Bernard Spillsbury, Josephine Tey and Karthy Reiches all exert a facination on those who enjoy the vicarious thrill of murder, detection, forensic medicine and psycholgy.
Noted actor Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes (Photograph in the public domain)
Each year Crimescene presents a conference in Perth to cater for the crime-oriented of us.
The previous conference was a great success and this year's promises to be even more absorbing.
The two day programme includes expert panels on various topics, speakers on various subjects including the use of found pollen in solving crimes (Dr Lynne Milne); psychopaths and offender profiles (Prof Glen Hall); bog bodies (Dr John Watling); the Boston Strangler (Hadyn Green APM) and 'Failures in Forensic Science' (Prof Simon Lewis).
In addition there will be addresses by prominent writers on crime Michael Robotham (international best seller and former investigative reporter), Livia Day (blogger/podcaster and author of the Café La Femme mystery series, Julie Szego (former The Age journalist and author of The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama) and Tony Cavanagh (screenwriter and author of the Darian Richards crime series).
Crimescene WA 2014 will take place at the Rydges Perth Hotel over the weekend of October 11-12. Further information can be found by visiting the website or by e-mailing email@example.com. Tickets cost $60 per day and can be purchased by contacting the organisers.