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Pauline Rowson crime novels score a hit with library readers

Pauline Rowson crime novelsPauline Rowson's crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged Inspector Andy Horton, her mystery series with undercover investigator Art Marvik and her standalone thrillers are among some of the most borrowed crime novels from British Libraries.

Pauline Rowson's crime novels have proved highly popular with British library users and have put her consistently at the upper echelons of the UK league table with her books being loaned out in the UK over two hundred thousand times.

Public Lending Rights (PLR) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1979. It gives authors the legal right to receive payment from the government each time their books are loaned through the public library system. Under the PLR system in the UK, payment is made from government funds to authors, illustrators and other contributors whose books are borrowed from public libraries. Payments are made annually on the basis of loans data collected from a sample of public libraries in the UK. The Irish Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) system covers all libraries in the Republic of Ireland and operates in a similar way.  American authors do not receive PLR payment.

PLR systems have been established in many countries around the world including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France and Ireland. British authors can benefit from PLR payments in these countries which have a reciprocal agreement with the UK.

Crime author Pauline RowsonPauline Rowson says, 'I'd like to say a huge thank you to all my readers who have borrowed my books from libraries across the UK and overseas. Libraries form an essential part of our culture and change lives.  If it hadn't been for a small local library in the city where I lived  as a child, Portsmouth, I would never have discovered the joy of reading and been inspired to become an author.’

Pauline Rowson is the author of eighteen crime novels, thirteen featuring Portsmouth detective, Inspector Andy Horton, three in the mystery 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.

Her crime novels have been highly acclaimed in both the UK and the USA and have been translated into several languages.  Multi-layered, fast-paced, and compelling, they are full of twists and turns and are played out against the dramatic and powerfully evocative British marine landscape of the south coast of England.

Pauline Rowson's books are published in  the UK, Commonwealth and the USA where they are also available on loan from libraries. They are  published in hardcover, paperback, ebook, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and some are also available in large print and in audio book.

The Inspector Andy Horton crime novels have been optioned for television by top UK production company Lime Pictures who are seeking to bring the enigmatic detective to the TV screens.


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