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Pauline Rowson reveals the secrets of successful writing at Portcheter Library

Portchester Library- Book signing, Pauline Rowson signing her crime novelsCrime author, Pauline Rowson met up with fans of her crime novels at Portchester Library, Hampshire, on Thursday 10 November where she was taking part in the Portchester Literary Festival.

She enthralled the audience with tales of her crime busting heroes, DI Andy Horton and Art Marvik and explained how she creates her characters,  draws up her plot lines and  researches and writes her popular crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

Pauline Rowson is the author of twelve novels in the DI Andy Horton series, two standalone crime novels and two crime novels featuring Art Marvik, a former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer, turned undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) in Silent Running  and Dangerous Cargo published by Severn House.

Fatal Catch a DI Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline RowsonFatal Catch the twelfth and latest  in the popular DI Andy Horton crime series  is published by Severn House in paperback, hardcover and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, available in the UK and USA.

The DI Andy Horton crime novels are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England where Pauline Rowson lives. They have been hailed as "compelling," "multi-layered and complex" "a great read for mystery lovers".

Portchester Library - Pauline Rowson explaining how she draws up her plot linesRowson's flawed and rugged detective  has been described by US reviewer Booklist as " an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms."

The DI Andy Horton series has been optioned by top UK television production company Lime Pictures, makers of Channel 4's Hollyoaks,who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the television screens. Translated into several languages Rowson's crime novels have received critical acclaim both in the USA and the UK.


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