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Castle View WI play host to Crime Author Pauline Rowson

Castle View WI audience listen as Pauline Rowson talks about her crime novelsThe Women's Institute and crime are not usually words mentioned in the same breath  except when crime author, Pauline Rowson, entertained the ladies of Castle View WI on Monday 20 November with tales of her crime busting heroes, the rugged and flawed sailing Portsmouth detective, Inspector Andy Horton, and undercover investigator, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik.

Castle View WI Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novels and her charactersPauline explained how her popular crime novels are all set against the backdrop of the sea, her brand or trademark, and how she draws her inspiration from locations around the coast. She spoke about how the idea for the Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, Undercurrent, came from a visit to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard when she spied a piece of tarpaulin covering something in the deep dock where an historic ship the M33 Monitor is located.  She also spoke about how the Condor ferry that sails from Portsmouth to the Channel islands gave her the inspiration for another DI Andy Horton crime novel, Lethal Waves.

Castle View WI crime author Pauline Rowson talking about how she writes her crime novelsPauline talked about how her undercover investigator, Art Marvik, embarks on missions for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad on his powerful motor cruiser which takes him on investigations along the south coast to Dorset in the west in Dangerous Cargo, and Beachy Head and the Severn Sisters cliffs in the east in Lost Voyage.

Castle View WI Pauline Rowson signing her crime novelsPauline also demonstrated how she develops her story-lines and plot outlines from her ideas by asking the six 'open' questions of who, what, why, when, where, and how and said that when she begins writing a crime novel, she has no idea what happens in the middle or the end or in fact who did it and why. Her talk was followed by  a lively question and answer session and a book signing.

Pauline Rowson says, 'It was great fun talking to members of Castle View Women's Institute. It was also lovely to meet some fans of DI Andy Horton and Art Marvik.'

Lethal Waves, a DI Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonPauline Rowson is the author of eighteen crime novels, thirteen in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime series and three in the Art Marvik series with the third Lost Voyage published by Severn House. 

"This heart-breaking story of ambition, greed, jealousy, and revenge makes a good choice for fans of no-nonsense British procedurals." Booklist

She is also the author of two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and In For The Kill.

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonAll her crime novels are available from bookshops and can be loaned from UK, USA and Commonwealth libraries.  They are published in hardcover, paperback as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and some are available as unabridged audio books and in large print.

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley


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