One of Britain's most exciting crime writersAdventure, mystery and heroes have always fascinated and thrilled Pauline Rowson. That and her love of the sea led her to create an exciting new series of crime novels set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Solent on the South Coast of England.
Pauline Rowson is the author of the contemporary crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton. There are now nine in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels with the first featuring her detective DI Horton, Tide of Death, published in 2006 and hailed by Amazon as the 'Best of British Crime Fiction.' Following this, in swift succession, were two further stand alone crime novels, In Cold Daylight, which was voted by the public as their third best read in an online poll for World Book Day 2008 and In for the Kill.
DI Andy Horton made his second appearance in Deadly Waters and since then has gone from strength to strength to feature in seven more crime novels with the eighth in the the DI Horton series Death Lies Beneath published by Severn House in July 2012 and the ninth, Undercurrent, published in January 2013.
Pauline Rowson's crime novels have an International readership and have been translated into several languages including Chinese. They have received critical acclaim in the UK and the USA where they have been given starred reviews.
As well as being a crime author, Pauline is also an entertaining and inspirational public speaker and gives many talks about her crime novels and her writing career.
Before becoming a full time writer Pauline Rowson was a renowned marketing and training guru, with a collection of 'how to' business books and a successful marketing, media and training career behind her.
Born and raised in Portsmouth, Pauline Rowson draws her inspiration for her crime novels from the area in which she lives, which is diverse and never without incident. When she isn't writing (which isn't often) she can be found walking the coastal paths on the Isle of Wight and around Langstone and Chichester Harbours.
Married to a former fire fighter Pauline knows all about the pressures experienced by the emergency services. She understands the culture and the black humour used as a means of coping with the traumatic situations officers experience, and draws on this knowledge in her writing. The pressures of the job, the shared dangers and the stress all combine to give those in the police and fire service one of the highest rates of divorce. It's no wonder then that DI Andy Horton is no exception. He comes with personal emotional baggage and an ex wife but with an overriding desire, like many in the police and allied emergency services, to serve the community in which he lives and see that justice is done.
Pauline is the founder of CSI Portsmouth an annual event part of Portsmouth Bookfest and a member of the Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors.
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