Murder at The Campus

10:14am - 08 June 2022

Have you ever read a crime story or watched a detective series on TV and thought that something wasn't quite right?  

Did that DNA result come back a bit too quickly? Are they the correct symptoms of arsenic poisoning? How come the hero didn't get concussion from that blow to the head?

Join author Brian Price at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare at 7pm on Wednesday 15 June to find out how to get the science of crime novels right.

Brian is a chemist and a biologist, but turned his hand to crime writing after visiting Crimefest in Bristol in 2016.

He has used his scientific knowledge in helping authors get the science in their books correct, first on the website and then in his book Crime Writing: How to write the science.

Brian is writing a series of crime novels featuring DC Mel Cotton. Fatal Trade was followed by Fatal Hate in April, with the next instalment, Fatal Dose, due soon. Fatal Hate is the subject of a competition, and you can find out more on Brian’s website at

Brian will be talking at The Campus Library about the science of crime, how it's easy to get things wrong, and how to get it right. He will also discuss his own writing and why he became a novelist and will have copies of his books available for sale.

Tickets are free and are available from or from The Campus Library.