In this month's newsletter unveiling the cover for the new crime novel DEATH IN THE COVE to be published in September 2019; plotting a crime novel and becoming a crime author; DI Andy Horton on the literary trail, Art Marvik in LOST VOYAGE, and coming soon (May 2019) the latest of the DI Andy Horton crime novels to be published as an audio book.

Unveiling the cover for the NEW crime novel by Pauline Rowson

Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 mysteryA new historical mystery crime series by Pauline Rowson is being launched in September 2019 with the publication of DEATH IN THE COVE featuring Scotland Yard detective Inspector Alun Ryga. Death in the Cove is set in 1950 England, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.

Recently promoted to Inspector at Scotland Yard the former merchant navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war is despatched to the Island of Portland in Dorset to solve an unusual and baffling case.

Pauline Rowson on how she starts to plot her crime novels

In this short video taken at Portsmouth Creative Event, Pauline talks about how she starts to plot her crime novels which are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea on the south coast of England.

DI Andy Horton rubs shoulders with the literary greats of Portsmouth

Pauline Rowson with Matt WingateI was delighted to meet up with Portsmouth author Matt Wingett at the recent Portsmouth Creative Event where he presented me with a copy of his well researched and entertaining book, 'Portsmouth - A Literary and Pictorial Tour'. I was even more delighted to find that extracts from the DI Andy Horton crime novels are featured in it linking to the various locations around the city of Portsmouth and its history and literary connections.

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DI Andy Horton, Shroud of Evil, to be published as an audio book

Shroud of Evil audio book DI Andy Horton mysterySHROUD OF EVIL an Inspector Andy Horton mystery by Pauline Rowson will be published as an unabridged audio book on 1 May 2019, narrated by Gordon Griffin MBE.

SHROUD OF EVIL is the eleventh in the DI Andy Horton crime series of which there are fourteen published in paperback, as an e book and on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.  Ten in the crime series featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective DI Andy Horton are also available as audio books.

"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down."Publishers Weekly

Pauline Rowson on how she became an author

Pauline Rowson with DI Andy Horton novel A Killing CoastPauline talks about how her love of Enid Blyton inspired her with the desire to become an author and her journey to becoming one.

I wrote my first novel at the age of eleven, an adventure story in the style of Enid Blyton, who was my great inspiration. It was borrowing an Enid Blyton book from my lovely little local library in Portsmouth that ignited my love of reading and of writing.  From about the age of seven or eight I too wanted to be a writer. I was always writing stories and plays, the latter of which I’d stage with my friends and brothers in the garage at our family home

The story behind Art Marvik mystery thriller, Lost Voyage

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonHow do you find a ghost ship once the trail has gone cold? And how do you locate it if it has been lost in the frozen seas of the Arctic? These were two questions that sparked the idea for the third in the Art Marvik mystery series, Lost Voyage. It also fitted neatly with the fact that Marvik’s late father, Dan Coulter, was a renowned oceanographer with a special interest in the Arctic and it had been the Arctic where he had met Marvik’s mother, Eerika, a marine archaeologist while working on a joint expedition with Norway in 1989.

I decided to conduct further research, desk bound I hasten to add rather than physically embarking on an expedition to the Arctic. I’ll leave the tough stuff to my fictional characters.

Read the story behind the Art Marvik mystery thriller, Lost Voyage

Forthcoming talks

Pauline will be talking about the inspiration behind her popular crime novels and how she researches, plots and writes them at the following libraries

17 May 2019 Fareham Library, Hampshire 2pm

Tickets from, Fareham Library, Osborn Road, Fareham PO16 7EN Telephone: 0300 555 1387 or book online

20 June 2019 Totton Library, Southampton 2pm

Tickets from, Totton Library, Library Rd, Totton,Southampton SO40 3RS Telephone: 0300 555 1387 or book online

9 July 2019 Woolston Library, Southampton, 2pm

Tickets from Woolston Library, Centenary Quay, Victoria Rd, Southampton SO19 9EF Telephone: 023 8083 3007

Where to buy Pauline Rowson's books

Pauline Rowson's books are available from all good booksellers in paperback, hardback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle, on Kobo and as unabridged audio books. They can also be loaned from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.

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