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Murder, mystery and mayhem at Totton Library with Pauline Rowson



Pauline Rowson at Totton Library June 2019Crime author, Pauline Rowson entertained the small but perfectly formed and excited audience at Totton Library, Southampton on 20 June with tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. She talked about how she writes her crime novels and her crime busting fictional heroes, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, (14) her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando (3); her two standalone thrillers and her new 1950 detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who sees his debut investigation in September 2019 with a baffling crime on Portland Island, Dorset.


Pauline explained how locations along the south coast of England provide the inspiration for her crime novels of which there are now nineteen and how she turns these ideas into her multi-layered and gripping plots.

Hailed in the UK, USA and Commonwealth as the "Best of British crime fiction" "A good read for mystery lovers," "gripping, compelling and full of twists and turns," Pauline Rowson's crime novels are all set against the backdrop of the ever changing sea on the south coast of England.


Totton Library Pauline Rowson demonstrating her plot linesPauline Rowson explained how she develops her plot lines by creating a storyboard to the fifteen strong audience; how she creates her characters using spidergrams and how she researches the police procedure and the forensic aspects of her multi-layered crime novels, gratefully acknowledging the assistance of Hampshire constabulary, the crime of scene officers, Hampshire fingerprint bureau, investigating offices and the police marine unit.



Following her talk there was a lively question and answer session and a book signing. Pauline Rowson says, 'It was a pleasure to talk to the lovely audience at Totton Library.'

Dead Passage is the latest Inspector Andy Horton mystery to be published, number 14 in the series

Dead Passage an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel Available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo

A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past.

"A detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey." Mystery People Magazine





Lost Voyage is the latest Art Marvik mystery thriller, number 3 in the series

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonMarvik faces a desperate battle to save others from a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed


"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley






Pauline's next crime to be published in September 2019 is the first in a brand new series set in 1950 England introducing Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who is called up to solve coastal crimes. DEATH IN THE COVE is set on Portland Island. It will be published in paperback, as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and as an audio book on 26 September.


Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 mystery England 1950, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.

Recently promoted to Inspector at Scotland Yard the former merchant navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war is despatched to the Island of Portland in Dorset to solve an unusual and baffling case. 

Published in paperback, e book, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo and as an audio book on 26 September 2019.  Now available to pre-order.




Pauline's next talk is at Woolston Library, Southampton on 9 July. Tickets from Woolston Library, Centenary Quay, Victoria Rd, Southampton SO19 9EF Telephone: 023 8083 3007


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POSTED BY: ALISON WESLEY - JUNE 23RD, 2019 @ 16:30:06 BST
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