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Crime comes to Christchurch Probus with Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson entertaining members with tales of her crime fiction heroesThe South Lawns Hotel was the venue for the Christchurch Probus Christmas Lunch where members and their wives and partners were entertained byinternational crime author Pauline Rowson who talked about the secrets of successful crime writing and about her crime novels set on the South Coast of England.


Crime author Pauline Rowson talking about crime writingPauline Rowson explained how she researches her crime novels, including the police and forensic research and how she creates her characters. She talked about the background to her two main protagonists, the flawed and rugged Inspector Andy Horton and her other hero, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad.


Pauline Rowson signing copies of her crime novelsThe audience were also keen to hear how Pauline chooses the names for her characters and how long it takes her to write a crime novel.  She answered a question on what inspired her to become an author by telling of the debt she owes to a small library in her hometown of Portsmouth when she was a child, which set her on the road to reading and her love of adventure and crime novels.  There then followed a book signing.

Pauline Rowson's crime novels have been highly acclaimed in both the UK and the USA and have been translated into several languages. They have been hailed as being 'multi layered' 'cleverly plotted', 'gripping' and 'full of twists and turns'. She is the author of eighteen crime novels, thirteen featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, Inspector Andy Horton, three featuring Art Marvik, the troubled former Royal Marine Commando now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) and two standalone thrillers, the award winning, In Cold Daylight and In For the Kill.

Lost Voyage, an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonRowson's latest crime novels are Lost Voyage and Lethal Waves.

Lost Voyage is the third in the Art Marvik Mystery series.  Marvik faces a desperate battle to save others from a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed

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

Lethal Waves, an Andy Horton Marine Mystery by Pauline RowsonLethal Waves, is the thirteenth in the popular crime series featuring the flawed and rugged detective, Inspector Andy Horton.

On his return from Guernsey, Horton is called out to investigate the death of a vagrant whose body is found under a rotting houseboat on the shores of Portsmouth.

"Nothing in this police procedural is as it first appears. The Harley Davidson–riding, boat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read." Publishers Weekly

Pauline Rowson's books are available in paperback, as ebooks on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, some are also in hardback and unabridged audio books.

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