Gripping crime novels
The explosive new crime novel featuring former commando Art Marvik
Tough, fearless and fit, Marvik is not bound by the rules of the law
"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik. A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist
Adrift after leaving the marines and smarting from his first failed civilian mission Marvik seeks refuge in a remote cottage on the Isle of Wight. When a former girlfriend shows up with a disturbing story about the murder of a young woman fifteen years ago and her growing belief that the man convicted of it is innocent, Marvik doesn't think much of it. Then Charlotte goes missing after leaving his home and everything changes. Suspected by the police of not only her abduction and possible murder, but also the disappearance of a computer research scientist, it's clear Marvik is being framed - but by whom and why. In a race against time, Marvik is sucked into a dangerous assignment and a web of deceit that will need all his skills, and those of his friend, former Marine Special Forces Communicator, Shaun Strathen, to get to the truth. Their mission, to stop a ruthless killer before he kills again.
Published UK 31 March 2015 (USA- July 2015)
Death Surge - DI Andy Horton NOW in paperback - £6.99
What began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer...
A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Detective Inspector Horton’s sailing trip to France. Summoned back to the Isle of Wight, Horton learns that Johnnie has not shown up for racing during Cowes Week, as previously arranged. The investigation is ranked low priority but events take a very different turn when the charred remains of a body are discovered in one of the disused tunnels at the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth.
"A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist, Rowson’s latest also continues the intriguing saga of Andy’s search for the mother who disappeared in mysterious circumstances when he was a child." Booklist.
The Eleventh DI Andy Horton Crime Novel in hardback and as an ebookThe eleventh in the popular marine mystery series of British Police Procedural Crime Novels featuring the flawed and rugged, DI Andy Horton
How far would you go to protect a secret?
For DI Andy Horton there is no choice, withholding information in a murder investigation could cost him his job.
"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down.." Publishers Weekly
"A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment." Crime Book Club
Read NowNaval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic
It looks like suicide but Horton goes out on a limb to prove otherwise. Soon he's embroiled in a cover up at the highest level.
Now available in paperback and as an ebook
"Rowson successfully pilots the complex storyline, filled with wild speculations and a slew of suspects, to a fitting conclusion." Publishers Weekly
"As usual, Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of
unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced,
knuckle-biting action." Booklist
"Those seeking an outstanding British police procedural will devour the ninth entry in Rowson’s sea-oriented series. Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist’s tortured journey while creating abundant tension for the main plot of political intrigue." Library Journal USA
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- Severn House Publishers buy World English Language Rights to Second in Art Marvik Crime Series by Pauline Rowson
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- Pauline Rowson talks about her new all action hero, Art Marvik, in Silent Running
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Forthcoming talks in August20 August 2015
Chichester U3A 2pm
Pauline Rowson will be talking about her crime novels and crime writing to members of Chichester U3A
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