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A blast from the past - murder, mystery and mayhem at Totton Library with Pauline Rowson

Those were the days!  Here is one of my talks from the balmy days of June 2019 before the evil Coronavirus put paid to such lovely events. Hopefully they will return in the not too distant future.

Pauline Rowson at Totton Library June 2019Crime author, Pauline Rowson entertained the small but perfectly formed and excited audience at Totton Library, Southampton on 20 June with tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. She talked about how she writes her crime novels and her crime busting fictional heroes, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, (14) her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando (3); her two standalone thrillers and her new 1950 detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who sees his debut investigation in September 2019 with a baffling crime on Portland Island, Dorset.

Pauline explained how locations along the south coast of England provide the inspiration for her crime novels of which there are now nineteen and how she turns these ideas into her multi-layered and gripping plots.

Hailed in the UK, USA and Commonwealth as the "Best of British crime fiction" "A good read for mystery lovers," "gripping, compelling and full of twists and turns," Pauline Rowson's crime novels are all set against the backdrop of the ever changing sea on the south coast of England.

Totton Library Pauline Rowson demonstrating her plot linesPauline Rowson explained how she develops her plot lines by creating a storyboard to the fifteen strong audience; how she creates her characters using spidergrams and how she researches the police procedure and the forensic aspects of her multi-layered crime novels, gratefully acknowledging the assistance of Hampshire constabulary, the crime of scene officers, Hampshire fingerprint bureau, investigating offices and the police marine unit.

Following her talk there was a lively question and answer session and a book signing. Pauline Rowson says, 'It was a pleasure to talk to the lovely audience at Totton Library.'

A Deadly Wake, Inspector Andy Horton (15)

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton MysterySet against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

As DI Andy Horton follows the trail of a man found dead in a log cabin on the Isle of Wight, he uncovers some startling revelations into his own mother’s past and the truth behind her disappearance over thirty years ago.

Published in paperback, ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo order on line and from all booksellers

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

Pauline's brand new series set in 1950 England introduces Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who is called up to solve coastal crimes. DEATH IN THE COVE is set on Portland Island.

Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 mystery England 1950, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.

Recently promoted to Inspector at Scotland Yard the former merchant navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war is despatched to the Island of Portland in Dorset to solve an unusual and baffling case. 

Published in paperback, e book, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo and as an audio book.

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR (2) will be published on 2 November and is available for pre-order.

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline Rowson Undercover investigator, Art 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

"Rowson strikes a nice balance between thriller and puzzler in the third in the series." Kirkus Reviews

Pre-order a copy of LOST VOYAGE to be published 14 September 2020

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