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Lethal Waves on board the Condor Ferry


Pauline Rowson on Condor Ferry for launch of Lethal WavesoI had great fun on board the Condor Ferry, Commodore Clipper, for the launch of the latest in the Inspector Andy Horton crime series, LETHAL WAVES, number thirteen in the series. Hopefully the Condor ferry doesn't experience any lethal waves as it crosses the English Channel to the Channel Islands!

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018 AT 11:05:08 UTC

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Forget the Page 69 Test here's the Page 18 Test for Lethal Waves


Lethal Waves, Inspector Andy Horton, by Pauline RowsonI have applied the Page 69 test to a few of my crime novels here on my blog, namely SHROUD OF EVIL, A KILLING COAST and DEAD MAN'S WHARF. But this time I thought what the heck let’s break the rules and go for another page or in fact two pages so this is Not The Page 69 Test but The Page 18 Test on LETHAL WAVES, number thirteen in the Inspector Andy Horton crime series. Maybe if you like what you read you’ll buy the novel now out in paperback (UK1 Feb 2018) (USA 1 May 2018) and also now available as an e book on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo (worldwide).

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 18TH, 2018 AT 15:03:13 UTC

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On research with Inspector Andy Horton in Lethal Waves, now in paperback


Lethal Waves, an Andy Horton Marine Mystery by Pauline Rowson LETHAL WAVES now published in paperback as well as an ebook and in hardcover opens in Guernsey when Inspector Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. When the idea for this crime novel came to me I contacted Condor Ferries and asked if they would mind me using one of their ferries as one of the settings. I am delighted to say they gave permission and went further than that in offering to open up the ship for my research and for the launch of LETHAL WAVES some eighteen months later.


Read more as I walk you through my research on board the Condor Commodore Clipper




POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018 AT 15:53:41 UTC

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The setting and order of the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels


Portsmouth Harbour, the setting for the Andy Horton MysteriesThe Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novels are all set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. They have been hailed by reviewers as 'multi-layered', gripping' and 'entertaining' and have been compared to the novels of Ann Cleeves, Colin Dexter, John Harvey, and Peter Robinson to name but some. Also to American writers, Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh.

View the location map for the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels






POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 11TH, 2018 AT 14:42:59 UTC

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Book Trailer - Lethal Waves, an Inspector Andy Horton novel


Lethal Waves, Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonIt's Andy Horton's thirteenth mystery since his return to duty at Portsmouth CID. See what's in store for him in his new investigation in Lethal Waves, set in January. Lethal Waves is available in hardcover and as an ebook and will be published in paperback on 1 February 2018.

Watch the video book trailer and see how Horton is embroiled in a new murder case that needs all his skills and intuition to solve. A complex case uncovering dark secrets that have led to such lethal waves of destruction.

Watch the book trailer for Lethal Waves






POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 9TH, 2018 AT 9:35:13 UTC

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Librarians and staff to nominate their favourite crime author for an award


Dagger in the Library AwardLibrarians and staff members at libraries are invited to nominate authors for the Dagger in the Library. Only living authors who have published at least 10 crime books, fiction or non-fiction, with the first book being published in 2008 or earlier, can be considered. Oh that's me! Maybe I'll get nominated!

The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire.

Voting is open until 28 February 2018. Click here for more information and to vote.




POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 8TH, 2018 AT 14:58:38 UTC

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The story behind DI Andy Horton Lethal Waves


Pauline Rowson on board Condor Ferry for Lethal Waves, DI Andy Horton novelThe inspiration for Lethal Waves, Horton's thirteenth outing, (now published in paperback) came from seeing one of the regular ferry services sail from Portsmouth into the Solent and out around the Isle of Wight on its way to the Channel Islands, the Condor Commodore Clipper Ferry.

I started with the idea of a body on that ferry, that of a woman who is found dead in her locked cabin when the ferry docks at Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Of course I asked Condor for their permission to allow me to have a fictitious body on their ferry and was delighted when they agreed and even more so when they offered to give me free reign of the boat and the opportunity to question their staff in aid of my research.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2018 AT 13:37:16 UTC

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Did you know? Fascinating Forensic Facts-Fingerprints


Pauline Rowson and Jane Aston, Hampshire Fingerprint BureauI pick up some fascinating forensic facts during my research for my crime novels. Here are some on fingerprinting.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018 AT 7:15:41 UTC

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What's on in February 2018


Lethal Waves, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonFebruary sees the publication in paperback of the Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, LETHAL WAVES, number 13 in the series. It is already published as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and in hardback. Lethal Waves has received some lovely reviews.

South coast crime comes to Portsmouth


Also in February I'm delighted to be taking part in an event with revered crime author, Peter James.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2018 AT 9:07:02 UTC

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