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A Unique crime writing experience

Are you looking for answers to your forensic questions?
would you like hints & tips on plots, writing or publishing?
then look no further!

We are delighted to bring you a unique and unrivalled crime writing experience.  Ideal for both new and existing writers, the event will be led by our very own experienced Forensic and Crime Investigation specialists plus, number 1 best selling writer and our author in residence Sam Blake, otherwise known as Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, will also be flying in especially to offer you advice on writing and publishing issues.*

Our aim for the day is to give you the necessary insight and knowledge you need to investigate the perfect plot! This is a day crime writers can not afford to miss.


Together with Vanessa*, we have designed an action-packed, informative itinerary. Below are just some of the topics we will be covering but there will also be ample time to ask questions relating to your own plot and stories.

In itself, this is a day not to be missed, however, it doesn’t end there…

Sam Blake aka Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will be available to give hints and tips on plots, writing and publishing.

Plus as an added bonus we are offering you free follow up electronic access to our experts!** (terms below)

To enhance this unique experience we have arranged for you to try your hand at processing and investigating one of our crimes.
we think you’ll find it’s not as easy as you think!

Throughout the course of the day we will be covering the following topics:

  • Crime scene processing and techniques

  • Anthropology & Osteology – age, gender, ethnicity, injury and damage

  • Archaeology – deposition, burial and recovery

  • Forensic processes, fingerprints, DNA, hair, fibres, casting marks & much more!

  • Blood Spatter – weapon used, position of offender/victim, number of blows

  • Entomology – estimating time of death, movements of body

  • Plus much more!

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the emotional and psychological impact on investigators – this will add depth and empathy to your writing.

We have much more planned and if there is anything specific you would like to cover, let us know before hand. we will do our best to accomodate you.
We guarantee this is a workshop not to be missed!!

* – For more information on Vanessa, please see our main Authors page.

** – Terms & Conditions – Up to two hours free email consultation on forensic or crime investigation issues answering technical questions around your plot. The offer expires 6 months after the date of the course. 


Event times 10am – 4pm on Sunday 18th October 2020. £125 per person. Buffet lunch and refreshments included in the price.

Sunday 18th October 2020


Joined the Think Forensic team for one of their Authors’ CSI Workshops and loved it. A fascinating behind-the-scenes look for wannabe crime writers who don’t have a friendly forensics expert to turn to. It left me buzzing with ideas! The team really know their stuff and I’m looking forward to their next workshop already.

Sara West; Tall Tale Mysteries

This really was one of the best day out I’ve had in years!

Fran Bowden, Editor Crime Confidential Magazine

Really enjoyed the authors’ workshop, and looking forward to putting in the detail Think Forensic gave me – makes my work so much more credible. Highly recommended for all crime authors!

Claire Hopkins

As an author I found Think Forensic’s team pro-active with my enquiries. The information they provided and kind and patient responses added to the overall quality & accuracy of my novel. I cannot recommend Think Forensic enough and recommend any author contact them.

Robert Craven; Dublin
Author of Eva Molenaar Series


Think Forensic Ltd
Lodge Street


Think Forensic Ltd, Lodge Street Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9DR

01484 860 599


We are ex-crime scene investigators, & our workshops are facilitated by experts from crime investigation backgrounds, who are able to recount appropriate experiences as required to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.