It is the books clubs 5th Birthday so we have a Party. The RSVPs for the event are now closed, however if you are still keen to come send me a message and I will see if we can squeeze you in.
The Programme for the evening is
Arrive 6:30 pm
Food served at 7:30 pm
End of event at 11:30 pm.
The Venue is Heights Bar (Our usual book club venue) and most of the place will be reserved for us. The price for the event is £20 , pay either by Paypal or pay on the day.
There will be Balloons, streamers and every thing else that makes it a party. And the Theme of the Party is Murder and Mystery.
It was the 26th of October 2013, the Asian Book Club Annual get-together, the members of this group had grown up on a diet of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and the Crime Scene Investigation TV Series.
Every member considers themselves to be a super sleuth, an expert in every type of forensic investigation. This group represented the crème de la crème of super brains of England, their expertise ranged from simple DNA analysis to entomologists who could trace suspects using a trail of dead insects. There were people amongst this group who could look at a small strand of hair and immediately identify the post code of the suspect.
During the first part of this meeting this elite group of forensic investigators presented their exciting and innovative forensic science research that they have been reading about in the novels and on the internet. Each person seems to have focused on a different type of forensic investigation.
When the delectable buffet style dinner was served to the social gathering the members begin to relax and enjoy the culinary delights, They discussed the big cases that they had solved, the latest books they had read and the movies they had seen, they traded interesting stories from the big crime books they had read over the past year.
Some of the book club members didn’t get along too well with each other, but the meeting ran it course with various entertaining activities.
Everything was going smooth as butter until the most unsuspecting thing happened in the most unlikely place in the world - a murder happened right under the noses of the world’s top couch crime scene investigators! The investigators all knew what to do next - figure out whodunit as fast as possible since the murderer who stood among them possessed one of the most brilliant forensic minds in the world!
The members were aware of the difficult challenge ahead of them and so they put aside any differences and rallied together to figure out whodunit and to everyone’s shock - the murderer confessed!
But of course all of super sleuths had already guessed who the murderer was, even before this
person had opened his mouth !!
If you had to choose one word to describe Cyanide it would definitely be ‘Genius.’
Cyanide has edited every technical manual the London Metropolitan Police has ever used. Cyanide is highly respected as a Biochemical expert. Given a chance she can ecite the organic formulae of all poisonous substances backwards.
Sean Hairs is the crabby and introverted trace evidence analyst from Ireland. He has a brilliant mind but lacks social skills. This microscope wielding lab tech is the one to go to if you need a hair, fiber or paint chip analysed.
Lily is the dependable and very loyal trace evidence specialist from Malaysia. Known to suffer
from obsessive-compulsive disorder, Lily is definitely one to check the test results two, three or even four times! If Lily’s analysed the data - you know it’s right.
Geetha is the ultra-mysterious DNA analyst from Chennai in India, Even though Geetha
has been in London for 10 years nobody truly knows the real Geetha.
The ultra-eccentric Mal is the extremely talented document examiner from
Calcutta. An international legend in handwriting and document analysis, this fraud-spotting
is definitely the one to call to investigate any crime involving documents.
Fingerprints anyone? Nash is the world’s preeminent fingerprint examiner….hands down! If a crime lab can’t lift a fingerprint from a piece of evidence . they send it to Nash and he’ll find every one! This is one nerdy perfectionist that definitely knows how to dust a print…and how to cut a rug on the dance floor!
If you hear singing during a crime scene investigation, it is most likely the voice of
Hina. Known to be quite paranoid, this hyperactive firearm and tool mark analyst from Amsterdam is the one to be around during any Investigation that is, if you want entertainment!
Preeti is the ill-mannered DNA analyst from more traditional detective books reading schools . One of the brightest minds in the field of DNA, but extremely hard to work with . Preeti has developed quite a reputation for being difficult.
Gail is the overly-sensitive entomologist from Trinidad; Gail is the leading expert forensic insect evidence. If you need identification of an insect or if you need to know how long it’s been there
see Gail ! However, treat Gail the utmost respect and care, as it’s known that she can’t take strong personalities.
The moody and insensitive is the world’s renowned arson expert. It’s rumoured that Julia can smell smoke from over a mile and detects the cause of a fire by simply walking into an ashy room! Julia is definitely a hard friend to have, however, her mood swings are a real killer!
Watch what you say around Ria flower. Ria is the nosy & gossiping Bangladeshi botanist
and prolific reader of detective novels. There is not a plant alive that Ria doesn’t know every detail about, so Sage is definitely the one to go to if you need details about a plant specimen or soil sample. However, take heed because whatever you say when you talk to Ria is
definitely on public record!
Lovejit is the Punjabi rookie on the Crime Scene Investigation A part-time bullfighter specializing in latent fingerprints, this bluntly honest newbie has been doing well in the Madrid
Criminal Investigation Scene. Rumour has it that Lovejit is waiting for something big to happen to her shortly.
The ultra-spunky Kashmiri is one of the ‘greats’ of fire arms and tool mark analysing. Vijay is also known for another awesome talent - he is a constant mocker! Just don’t let Vijay stand behind you or you’ll definitely have an irritating shadow!
Mira is the outgoing part time stand-up comedienne and DNA Analyst from Shropshire. She is ultra-friendly on the outside, but don’t cross this or you are certainly going to pay possibly with your life This analyst has friends in very high professional.
Rina can best be described as the prim & proper poet of the crime scene investigation world, biochemist by training. She is a regular visitor to a Crime Lab in Manchester,England. Since the Manchester Lab is a famous forensic science training facility, Rina is known for bringing most of the Manchester Crime Lab personnel with her at the book club meetings.
Len’s is not the most experienced crime scene investigator, but she’s proven to be a remarkable sleuther, nonetheless! Len is the youthful Private Eye from Ireland who inherited a successful Private Detective Agency only a few years ago. Tenacious & ultra-discreet, this fiercely independent investigator is the one who the Irish Police Department call upon for a helping hand when they get stumped!
Cristina is from Spain. Known for being an excellent profiler, Cristina is very driven and can be looked upon as quite unpredictable - nearly as much as the criminals she’s put behind bars! Having escaped a near-death experience during an investigation, this Inspector’s past seems to have enabled an uncanny sight through a killer’s eyes!
Peter LONER .
This ruthless and unconventional DNA analyst from Uxbridge is the one to have on your side when you need help solving a case!. Peter is notorious for solving the most complex cases involving DNA - and in record time! However, Max is very intense and prefers to work alone.
This ultra-morose biochemist from Southall would rather watch paint dry than engage in a meaningful conversation with anyone. Philip is a talented investigator but is often found humming a solemn tune and staring blankly at the wall. Those closest to Philip say that it is because Philip is an utter genius and prefers to think deep thoughts over speaking.
Paul is the Questioned Document Examiner that lives life at top speed. Nothing slows down this fast-talking English investigator! Paul is the ultra-ambitious child of a Police Chief that’s determined to be ‘more’ than his/her parents were and Paul’s ambition definitely shows it! Paul is seriously addicted to the thrill of the chase when he’s in the midst of an investigation.
Anu is a latent fingerprint examiner and the wealthy owner of an International Private Investigative Agency in Stafford called The Panner Agency. This Agency is a group of elite investigators for hire. Internationally known and called upon, this group can find any ‘needle’ in any ‘crime scene haystack!’ The Panner Agency typically takes on unsolved cases that police departments have given up on. The Panners have the best techniques, some of the best forensic minds and definitely the most expensive equipment in the world to aid their investigations!
Shiela is the most gentle and appeasing firearm and tool mark investigator you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. A perfect role model and is known for giving time to volunteer in her community and for giving as much as possible to various charity organizations. There is nothing that Sheila wouldn’t do for a friend or
even a stranger!
Sugar is sweet and nice to everyone. There is nothing that she doesn’t know about Bio-chemicals, she make out what two compounds were combined to make any chemical by simply smelling it. Although she does have a bad habit of putting her nose where it does not
Neel is a blood specialist. He can figure out how a person was killed by tasting the dried blood from the corpse. He is known to send shivers down the spine of any one who crosses him. .
Shahda Vegyah PINCER
Pincer the talk of the town, that is because she has a loud voice and the her voice echoes all around town. Her specialist subject is the finger nail analysis; the first thing she does when she meets a new person is to look at their finger nails to learn what they ate that morning.