2014 May 29 – CSI Meets Law & Order in Killer Nashville’s Forensic Track


Nashville, TN. May 29, 2014

WHAT: 9th annual Killer Nashville® International Thriller, Mystery and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference
WHEN: August 21-24, 2014
WHERE: Hutton Hotel & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

On August 21, 2014, crime scene tape will go up at Nashville’s Five-Star Hutton Hotel, and hundreds of crime fiction readers and writers will converge to learn from and sometimes match wits with forensic anthropologists, psychologists, attorneys, and law enforcement professionals. The occasion is the Killer Nashville International Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference, a conference for fans and writers of thrillers, mysteries, and other crime literature.

In addition to a reader/fan track and three tracks of panels and presentations on the business and craft of writing, the conference offers an extensive forensics track certain to appeal to CSI fans or anyone with an interest in investigative techniques. One of Killer Nashville’s most popular annual features is a crime scene staged by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Attendees gather clues and try to solve the case. The person who best interprets the clues and solves the murder wins the Dupin Detective Award, which includes a free registration to the next year’s conference.

During the three full days of sessions, attendees will learn about various aspects of criminal investigation. Dr. Mike Tabor, recipient of the most prestigious award in the field of forensic odontology, will discuss forensic dentistry and its uses in criminal investigations, while Derek Pacifico, 22-year veteran of the San Bernardino police force will give a presentation on Friday morning. Other topics include forensic psychology, firearms, serial killers, mass murderers, organized crime intelligence, and much more.

All this helps authors add authenticity to their work while providing them with the networking with forensic professionals they need. “That’s what Killer Nashville is all about,” says Clay Stafford, the founder of Killer Nashville. “It’s about making connections for authors.”

The Killer Nashville International Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference, held annually on the fourth full weekend in August, was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. The conference draws attendees from as far away as Portmahomack, Scotland; Rome, Italy; and Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan. For interviews or more information: KillerNashville.com, Contact(at)KillerNashville(dot)com, 615-599-4032.

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