Bestselling crime author to give University public lecture

Bestselling American crime author Patricia Cornwell (pictured) will give a free public lecture as part of the University of Leicester’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series and Literary Leicester festival 2016.

She will be visiting Leicester to give a talk about her new book Chaos. Patricia is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

The free event entitled In Conversation with Patricia Cornwell will take place from 7pm on Monday 24 October at De Montfort Hall. Tickets for the lecture can be booked in person or by phone via the De Montfort Hall Box Office

The lecture will provide a thrilling insight into how Patricia writes her novels, her in-depth research and will give people the chance to hear her own fascinating story. There will also be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask Patricia questions.

A limited number of signed copies of her new book will be available to purchase at De Montfort Hall on the evening of the event.

Patricia said: “I am thrilled to be coming to Leicester to take part in the University of Leicester’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series and Literary Leicester.

“I followed the excavation of Richard III and the University's brilliant work in archaeology, DNA, anthropology and mystery-busting science in general. I can't wait to return to the forensic mecca of Leicester for the event!”