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Severn House Publishers buy World English Language Rights to Pauline Rowson’s second Art Marvik crime thriller

Severn House Publishers has bought World English language rights to the second in the series of marine crime novels by Pauline Rowson which feature former marine commando, Special Boat Services Officer, Art Marvik. Dangerous Cargo is to be published in spring 2016.

Pauline Rowson is author of the popular mystery crime series featuring the flawed and rugged Portsmouth based detective DI Andy Horton also published by Severn House. Fatal Catch, the twelfth in the Horton crime series, is to be published on 28 September 2015 in the UK and January 1st in the USA. The DI Andy Horton crime novels have recently been optioned by top UK production company, Lime Pictures, who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the TV screens.

The first in the new series featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, Silent Running was published in the UK in March  2015 and in the USA in September 2015. It has been hailed in the US by Booklist as 'A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed.'

Edwin Buckhalter, Chairman of Severn House, says, ‘Dangerous Cargo, like the first in the series, Silent Running, has all the hallmarks of a good Rowson novel, the setting and atmosphere, the sea, interesting and diverse characters and an intricate, complex plot. An action-packed, fast-paced crime novel that will certainly excite her growing fan base and bring in new readers.’

All Pauline Rowson's fifteen published crime novels are set against the backdrop of the sea. Her work has received critical acclaim in the UK, USA and Commonwealth where her novels have been hailed as "exemplary police procedurals”, "cleverly plotted,” "complex and multi-layered.” Her novels have also been translated into other languages including Chinese.

Pauline Rowson lives on Hayling Island, in Hampshire and has been longlisted for the Dagger in the Library Award and her thriller, In Cold Daylight was voted the third most popular novel for World Book Day 2008.

Pauline Rowson says, 'I’m delighted that Severn House are publishing the second in the Art Marvik series as well as my DI Andy Horton crime novels.'

Fatal Catch (DI Andy Horton) is published by Severn House in hardcover.ISBN 9780727884978

Fatal Catch, A DI Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline RowsonDetective Inspector Andy Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand. Is it that of missing violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And where is the rest of the corpse? Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem. Assailed by doubts both in his personal and professional life, Horton desperately tries to keep his emotional feelings under control and his focus on his work. His instincts tell him to trust no one and believe nothing; he’s not sure though whether this time he’ll succeed …


Review copies of Fatal Catch available onNet Galley


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