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Join crime authors Peter James and Pauline Rowson at Portsmouth BookFest

Pauline Rowson interviews Peter JamesTwo of the south’s most popular crime authors, Peter James and Pauline Rowson, will be discussing crime at Portsmouth BookFest.  Pauline Rowson will be interviewing Peter James on 22 February and there will be the chance for members of the audience to put their questions to both authors.

Pauline Rowson is an established internationally acclaimed crime author of eighteen novels.  Her Inspector Andy Horton novels are set in Portsmouth and have been optioned by Lime Pictures for TV.  There are thirteen in the series featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, three in the series featuring Art Marvik, the troubled former Royal Marine Commando now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) and two standalone thrillers, the award winning, In Cold Daylight and In For the Kill. 

Lethal Waves a DI Andy Horton crime novelHer crime novels, set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea, have been translated into several languages and are published in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.  LETHAL WAVES, the thirteenth in the DI Andy Horton series, is the latest to be published in paperback on 1 February 2018.  Her crime novels have been described as multi-layered, complex, and full of twists and turns.  Pauline lives on Hayling Island and has been involved with Portsmouth BookFest since its inception six years ago and masterminded the popular CSI Portsmouth panel events for six years.

Peter James’ Roy Grace detective novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide and have repeatedly topped the Sunday Times bestseller charts.  Peter, an established film producer, has produced numerous films, including 'The Merchant of Venice', starring Al Pacino.

Peter James, Need You DeadPeter has twice been Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) and has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger and the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger Award, an award to mark sustained excellence and significant contributions to crime writing. NEED YOU DEAD is the latest to be published in paperback.

Portsmouth BookFest is a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth Central Library on behalf of Portsmouth City Council. The books are provided by the Hayling Island Bookshop.

The event takes place at 1 Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth between 7pm and 9pm. Tickets cost £7 which includes a £2 discount off the price of a book bought at the event. They can be purchased from online or in person at any Portsmouth City Council Library.


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