Mystery not a crime at Bloody Words conference

Port Alberni mystery author Joan Donaldson-Yarmey is one of several Vancouver Island crime authors highlighted at Bloody Words 2011, a writing conference June 3-5 in Victoria.

And who better to host a blood-thirsty horde who thinks they can get away with murder than William “Street Legal” Deverell?

The celebrated mystery-crime writer and lawyer Deverell may be the local guest of honour at the Bloody Words 2011 conference, but he’ll help welcome, entertain and inspire the over 200 writers and readers descending on Victoria this June.

he Bloody Words conference also gives mystery writers a chance to hear from experts in the criminal justice field.

The “CSI Victoria: Things are not always what they seem…” workshop is an interactive introduction to crime scene investigation featuring Sgt. Nancy Melville from the Saanich Police Department, Sgt. Rick Gosling of the Forensic Identification Section and Barb McLintock of the B.C. Coroners Service.

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