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BAFTA, London, beckoned for DI Andy Horton

I'm thrilled to announce that the  DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime series has been optioned by one of the UK’s leading television production companies, Lime Pictures, who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to life on screen. The series of currently eleven novels is set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

Pauline Rowson outside BAFTA club for lunch with TV people -DI Andy Horton Marine SeriesIn January I met up with  Rebecca Hodgson, Head of Drama for Lime Pictures and Jo Combes, Drama Development Executive, at the World famous BAFTA club in London for lunch to discuss Andy Horton and the marine mystery crime series. It was great to meet them and exciting to hear how much they loved Horton and the crime novels.

 Rebecca Hodgson says, ‘DI Andy Horton is a returning detective who can cut through the competition. His character is fascinatingly knotty, with his difficult childhood, troubled marriage and chequered career, and a detective who lives on a small boat and rides a motorbike is a fresh reboot of the TV detectives that we already know. We are confident that the intriguing partnership of Horton and Cantelli will attract a fantastic cast.'

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 27TH, 2015 AT 6:00:53 UTC

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Join Pauline Rowson at Gosport Discovery Centre 5 March

I will be at Gosport Discovery Centre on 5 March 2015 to launch the publication in paperback of Death Surge, the tenth in the  Solent based marine crime series featuring the flawed and rugged sailing detective, DI Andy Horton.

I'll be entertaining the audience with tales of murder and mayhem talking about the inspiration behind my crime novels and how I research, plot and write them.

Death Surge is already published in hardcover and as an ebook by Severn House. It has been hailed in the USA as a "crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist." 

American reviewer, Booklist says, "Rowson also continues the intriguing saga of Andy’s search for the mother who disappeared in mysterious circumstances when he was a child."

Crime author, Pauline Rowson will be at the Gosport Discovery Centre, Hampshire on 5 March 2015,  7.30pm. Tickets cost £4.00 and are available from the Gosport Discovery Centre.  Click here to book and for more details.

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FEBRUARY 25TH, 2015 AT 6:18:09 UTC

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Read of the Week - location photographs and extracts from DI Andy Horton 7, A Killing Coast

A Killing Coast, like all the DI Andy Horton crime novels is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent on the South Coast of England - in the waterfront city of Portsmouth and the surrounding towns, and the stunning coastal locations of the Isle of Wight.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015 AT 6:08:20 UTC

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Pauline Rowson guest lecturer to Criminology and Forensic Studies Students

It was great to meet some of the second year Criminology and Forensic Studies students at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth on Tuesday 17 February where I talked about crime writing and how I research, plot and write my crime novels. I hope that it provided an interesting insight for the students. 

I took the students through how I map out my crime novels using mind maps and plot lines.  I've been told by a former detective of the Hong Kong police that my workings out are exactly how they used to map out the crimes they investigated, so there you have it.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 19TH, 2015 AT 6:51:33 UTC

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Pauline Rowson talking about the process of writing a crime novel to Stoke WI members

I enjoyed meeting members of the Stoke and North Hayling WI on Monday 9 February and entertaining them with tales of my criminality - fiction that is. I explained how I research plot and write my crime novels and took a lively Q & A which was followed by a book signing.  It was great to give a talk to an audience so close to where I live for a change.  And lovely to begin the meeting singing Jerusalem and ending it singing the National Anthem.

Pauline Rowson explaining how she writes her crime novels- Stoke WIThis year sees Stoke and North Hayling WI celebrating their 70th anniversary while the Women's Institute organisation celebrate their centenary. What an achievement!

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 11TH, 2015 AT 6:09:53 UTC

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Read of the Week - DI Andy Horton in A Killing Coast

In this Read of the Week feature here is a chance to sample A Killing Coast, the seventh in the series of marine mysteries featuring the flawed and rugged, sailing detective, DI Andy Horton .

The marine mystery crime novels are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

A Killing Coast - DI Andy Horton 9An investigation into a body found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour throws DI Andy Horton's capabilities into question. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but now he also has to prove he's still up to the job

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 8TH, 2015 AT 15:55:52 UTC

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Pauline Rowson on what makes a fiction writer

It’s often said that you should write about what you know, but I don't agree. I’ve never committed a murder, or been a police officer, and neither am I married to one. I’ve had no previous experience or knowledge of the law, except what I’ve read in crime novels, and I’ve never been to an autopsy, yet after many trials and tribulations I finally got the job as a crime writer. It’s my belief then that you should write what you are enthusiastic about, but you also need some additional qualities.

Persistence and patience are essential in order to be able to ferret out the information you require. This can be desk research via the Internet, the library and/or by speaking to individuals.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2015 AT 7:00:41 UTC

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What's on in February 2015

In February I will be continuing with the revisions to the second in the Art Marvik crime series . The first in this brand new crime series, featuring the former marine commando, special boat services officer, Silent Running, is being published on 30 March 2015.

But never fear Andy Horton fans because I am not deserting my rugged and flawed detective. I've already written the first draft of DI Andy Horton 13 so it will be back to that as soon as I have finished Art Marvik 2.  Meanwhile the twelfth in the DI Andy Horton series, Fatal Catch is to be published in autumn 2015.

I will be entertaining two very different audiences in February with tales of murder, mystery and mayhem and telling them how I write, research and plot my crime novels.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015 AT 6:46:50 UTC

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