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Pauline Rowson keynote speaker at successful Portsmouth Creative Event

Pauline Rowson at Creative Portsmouth EventtCrime author, Pauline Rowson was a keynote speaker at the Creative Portsmouth Collaborative event on 31 January 2019, a highly successful event which brought together talented individuals from the world of art, literature, photography, film, design and more from all over the city of Portsmouth.

Pauline Rowson is the author of nineteen crime novels, fourteen featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, Inspector Andy Horton; three in the mystery series featuring Art Marvik, the 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.

The event was introduced by Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport at Portsmouth City Council and was facilitated by Benjamin Clabon who introduced the keynote speakers: Pauline Rowson, an internationally acclaimed crime author whose popular DI Andy Horton novels are set in the Portsmouth and surrounding areas; James Sharp, Director/ Film Maker at Sharp Film; Professor Trevor Keeble, Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries at Portsmouth University, and Mark Graeme of ilovedust.

DI Andy Horton crimes novels set in PortsmouthMusic during the networking break was provided by James Tattington, Fugitive Orchestra. While throughout the morning event artist Emma Paxton of Imagistic drew the graffiti wall and cultural skyline, making sure that the locations of the  DI Andy Horton  novels formed part of it.

Pauline Rowson talking to the audience at creative Portsmouth eventPauline Rowson says, 'It was great to meet so many talented people at the event and to hear how they had forged their careers. Portsmouth is a very vibrant waterfront city and has a thriving creative community as well as a great literary tradition. I'm keen to hear how those present, with the help of Portsmouth City Council and other organisations, can develop  greater collaborative working, bringing other creative people into the fold including musicians and writers.'

Dead Passage a DI Andy Horton mysteryDead Passage the latest in the DI Andy Horton series (14) was published in October 2018. It is set in Portsmouth and is available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo.  It can also be loaned from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.

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 Ian Rankin and John Harvey." Mystery People Magazine 

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