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Pauline Rowson nominated for the Dagger in the Library Award

Pauline RowsonCrime author Pauline Rowson  has been nominated for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writers' Association) Dagger in the Library Award voted for by librarians for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire. Only librarians can nominate authors for the award. It is one of the most prestigious crime writing awards in the UK.

Previous winners include Mari Hannah, Elly Griffiths, Christopher Fowler, Sharon Bolton, Belinda Bauer, Mo Hayder, Stuart MacBride, Jake Arnott, Alexander McCall Smith, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson,  Lindsey Davis and in 2018 Martin Edwards.

Up to three members of staff from each UK library can nominate with a closing date of 28 February 2019.

The Dagger in the Library is to reward authors who have been bringing pleasure to library users with their crime books for over 10 years; have never previously won the CWA Dagger in the Library and have never won the CWA Diamond Dagger.

Pauline Rowson is the author of nineteen crime novels, fourteen in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series; three Art Marvik mystery thrillers and two standalone thrillers. She is also the author of the murder mystery play set in 1940, Murder at the Pelican Club.

Her crime novels have been translated into other languages and many are available as audio books.

Dead Passage a DI Andy Horton crime novel Her latest crime novel DEAD PASSAGE number fourteen in the Inspector Andy Horton series was published in 2018 and is available in paperback, as an ebook and on Kindle.

A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past. 

"A detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey." Mystery People Magazine 

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