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Video - Pauline Rowson talks about the writing process - writing routines


Pauline Rowson talking at Bishops Waltham LibraryThis short video clip was taken at a talk I gave to readers at Bishops Waltham Library. I'm answering a question from the audience on the writing process and writing routines.

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 25TH, 2017 AT 13:32:18 BST

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Researching police procedure and crime scenes for crime novels


Pauline Rowson, crime authorI'm often asked how I research my crime novels and in particular the police procedure and crime scene investigation side of things. I'm not married to a police officer or a former police officer (although I am married to a former fire-fighter) so I don't have inside knowledge except when it comes to fires, burnt bodies and serious traffic and other incidents which fire fighters attend, and these can all be incorporated into a crime novel, which indeed I have done.

So where do I get the police procedural information from and how can writers obtain this kind of information?

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 21ST, 2017 AT 6:30:33 BST

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What is the first Inspector Andy Horton crime novel?


Tide of Death, the first Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson I'm often asked which is the first in the Inspector Andy Horton series of police procedural crime novels of which there are currently thirteen.  Well here it is. Tide of Death is the first in the DI Andy Horton series. In each DI Andy Horton police procedural crime novel (there are now 13 in the series) there is a new murder mystery for the flawed and rugged Portsmouth detective to investigate but there is also the drama of his unfolding personal life and his quest to discover the truth behind his mother's disappearance (Jennifer Horton) thirty years ago.



Read more about the order of the DI Andy Horton crime novels, where they are set and what makes Andy Horton tick.




POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 18TH, 2017 AT 7:36:01 BST

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Writing a crime novel - mastering viewpoint

Pauline Rowson, crime authorViewpoint is one of the most difficult aspects for new writers to grasp, and sometimes even established writers struggle with this. Whose story it is i.e. from whose viewpoint are you telling the story? You might think it is fairly obvious that it is the protagonist’s story but is it his (or hers) alone, or do you need to switch to telling the story from another character’s viewpoint i.e. is it single viewpoint or multiple viewpoint?

Then there is the question of whether it will be written in the first person or the third person? How do you make that decision?

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 15TH, 2017 AT 6:49:04 BST

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A ticket to Ryde for Inspector Andy Horton in Lethal Waves


Ryde Pier Railway Line Isle of WightTrain fans and those who travel from the mainland of Portsmouth (Andy Horton's CID patch) to the Isle of Wight five miles across the Solent, and vice versa, will recognize this unusual train line, Island Line, operated by South West Trains. It is an unusual train line, single track with only two crossing points and is made up of former London underground train carriages. 

In Lethal Waves, Andy Horton has crossed the Solent on the Wightlink Fast Cat ferry to follow up a hunch connected with the murder of a vagrant found under a houseboat on the shores of Portsmouth close to the marina where he lives on his small yacht.

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JUNE 12TH, 2017 AT 7:55:58 BST

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Did you know? Fascinating Forensic Facts


Pauline Rowson with DI Andy Horton Mystery, Lethal WavesDuring my research for my crime novels I uncover some fascinating forensic facts. Here are some on bullet wounds unearthed while I was writing the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novel, Lethal Waves, number 13 in the Horton series, now published as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and in hardcover in the UK, USA and Commonwealth.

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JUNE 9TH, 2017 AT 7:41:28 BST

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A new murder investigation for Inspector Andy Horton in Lethal Waves


Lethal Waves, a DI Andy Horton police procedural by Pauline RowsonSee what's in store for Inspector Andy Horton in his thirteenth murder mystery investigation on the south coast of England.

Watch the video book trailer of Lethal Waves 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.

Now published as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo and in hardcover in the UK and the USA.


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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 5TH, 2017 AT 5:25:35 BST

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What's on in June 2017 - Lethal Waves published as an ebook, research and writing


Lethal Waves, an Inspector Andy Horton police procedural by Pauline RowsonctorJune sees the publication of the e book version of the latest in the Inspector Andy Horton series, number 13, Lethal Waves.  From 1 June it is available on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo.  It is also published in hardcover in the USA on 1 June 2017. It was published in hardcover in the UK on the 28 February 2017.  Aside from this June is a relatively quiet month in terms of giving talks and radio interviews so it's time to catch up on some writing and undertake some research for my new crime novels.
 

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JUNE 1ST, 2017 AT 5:08:12 BST

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