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Pauline Rowson on the attraction of writing crime novels

This video was shot at CSI Portsmouth 2012 at which I appeared with crime authors, Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves and Matt Hilton.  It was great fun and I think the audience enjoyed it as much as we did.

In this video I'm talking about what attracts me to crime novels, crime writing, characters, psychology, point of view and writing style.

Hope you enjoy the short excerpt.



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MAY 30TH, 2016 AT 6:51:28 BST

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Pauline Rowson's crime novels for 2016 and 2017

2016 and 2017 sees the publication of two new crime novels, two in the DI Andy Horton police procedural series and two in the marine crime thriller  series, featuring marine investigator, Art Marvik. I'm also delighted that many of my previous novels will be published in new formats, including unabridged audio books, ebooks and in paperback.

Here is a round up of them.


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MAY 27TH, 2016 AT 7:14:49 BST

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What makes the crime genre is so popular


Fatal Catch a DI Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline RowsonCrime fiction is one of the best selling genres and the most borrowed from public libraries. So what is it that makes crime fiction so popular?  Well apart from being a cracking good read, in crime fiction we know that generally speaking justice will be done and the case will be resolved and that doesn’t always happen in real life.

In crime fiction the villain either gets caught or gets his/her comeuppance but in real life the evil and manipulative, the guilty can get away with it as in the case of the unsolved murder in my own family in 1959 that of my great aunt, Martha Giles.

Crime fiction can give us a resolution. It can also give us an insight into what makes people tick.

Read more on what makes the crime genre so popular.




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MAY 23RD, 2016 AT 7:29:57 BST

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Video Book Trailer- Silent Running, an Art Marvik Marine Crime Novel now in paperback


Silent Running by Pauline RowsonAdrift after leaving the marines, Marvik finds himself being used as bait to catch a ruthless killer whose slaying spree spans the decades.It's a mission that will put all his skills and training to the test- a dangerous assignment that could cost him his life.

Tough, fearless and fit, Marvik is not bound by the rules of the law

"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik.A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist (USA)

Watch the video trailer of Silent Running




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MAY 20TH, 2016 AT 6:00:31 BST

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Thinking while walking, a great combination for authors


Pauline Rowson Chidham across to Thorney IslandBeing a writer isn't just about pounding away at a keyboard or scribbling on paper, much of an author's time is spent thinking and what better way to do that than to go on a long walk and at the same time benefit from the exercise.  I also often combine my walks with research not only along the coastal paths and harbours where I live and where my DI Andy Horton crime novels are set but also in other areas where the Art Marvik marine mysteries are set, such as Dorset and East Sussex and, as the Marvik novels grow, this will take in other coastal locations in the UK.

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MAY 18TH, 2016 AT 6:18:31 BST

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Some of the settings used in Art Marvik crime novel, Silent Running, now in paperback


Silent Running - An Art Marvik Marine Crime Novel by Pauline RowsonSilent Running, the first in the series to feature former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer, Art Marvik, is now available in paperback.  It is also published in hardcover, as an ebook and in Large Print, and in July will be available as an unabridged audio book.

In Silent Running, Marvik finds himself being seconded to work undercover for the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) headed by Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder. It is Marvik's first mission for NIMS and he is sucked into a dangerous and deadly mission, in a race to find a killler whose slaying spree spans the decades.

View some of the locations used in Silent Running 




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MAY 16TH, 2016 AT 6:00:08 BST

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The story behind the new hero, Art Marvik - Silent Running now in paperback


Silent Running an Art Marvik marine crime novel by Pauline RowsonI like heroes so when I was searching for a new character to create in a new series that combined adventure and mystery there was no doubt that a hero he had to be. I also decided not to have a police officer because that role is currently filled by the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton, whose patch is Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, and the surrounding harbours and towns.

I wanted a character who was not bound by the official rules  of the law, but who was nevertheless on the right side of it. The new crime series also had to have all the hallmarks of my brand – a troubled  hero, the sea, boats, interesting and diverse characters and lots of action. So already the stage was set, enter former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat  Services Officer, Art  Marvik, in the first of this new series Silent Running

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
MAY 13TH, 2016 AT 5:58:14 BST

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Leaving a book review on Amazon


Fatal Catch, a DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery by Pauline RowsonIf you have read and enjoyed my novels and can spare a little time please leave a review on Amazon (even if you don't like them you can still leave a review!) And even if you bought the book elsewhere but you are an Amazon customer you can leave a review.

The number of reviews an author gets for his/her books boosts the chances of Amazon marketing an author's novels more actively, and that of course helps introduce your work to new readers. P
erhaps others would enjoy reading about my flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton, or my new troubled hero, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, attached to work undercover for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad ( NIMS)

Genuine feedback is always welcomed. It can be short (and preferably sweet but that's up to the individual) one word or two will do. Huge thanks to everyone who has already taken the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated.

You can review my books on Amazon UK or Amazon USA




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MAY 9TH, 2016 AT 6:00:08 BST

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Pauline Rowson's writing tips - persistence, patience and a keen interest in humanity


Pauline RowsonIt’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.  I love reading crime and mystery novels and I love writing them. It’s my belief that you should write what you are enthusiastic about, but you also need some additional qualities.  Here is my view on what it take to be a successful writer.

Read the full article on writing tips



POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
MAY 4TH, 2016 AT 7:19:15 BST

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What's on in May 2016


Dangerous Cargo, the second in the Art Marvik marine crime seriesMay sees the publication of the brand new marine crime novel, Dangerous Cargo, the second in the series featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, now attached undercover to the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS). 

Dangerous Cargo, will be published in hardcover in the UK by Severn House on 31 May 2016


Read more about what's on May for Pauline Rowson
 



POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
MAY 1ST, 2016 AT 7:23:18 BST

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