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Pauline Rowson entertains readers at Lockswood Library

Lockswood Library Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novelsCrime author Pauline Rowson thrilled the audience at Lockswood Library, Locksheath, Southampton on Monday 28 October with tales of murder and mystery and talked about the creation of her fictional sleuths -  DI Andy Horton who appears in fourteen crime novels; Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga in her new 1950 set mystery and undercover investigator, Art Marvik who is featured in three mystery thrillers.

Pauline talked about the inspiration behind her popular mystery crime novels set on the South Coast of England and how she researches, plots and writes them including her new 1950 set mystery, DEATH IN THE COVE, introducing Inspector Alun Ryga published in paperback, e book, Kindle, Kobo and audio book on 26 September 2019.

Lockswood Library Pauline Rowson explaining how she plots her novelsPauline Rowson is the author of twenty crime novels - fourteen featuring the flawed and rugged Portsmouth copper DI Andy Horton, three in her Art Marvik series, two standalone thrillers IN COLD DAYLIGHT and IN FOR THE KILL and the first in her 1950 set series with Inspector Ryga.

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."

Lockswood Library Pauline Rowson showing how she develops her charactersPauline Rowson explained how she develops her plot lines by creating a storyboard; how she creates her characters using spidergrams and how she researches the police procedure and the forensic aspects of her multi-layered crime novels. 

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.'

DEATH IN THE COVE a 1950 set mystery by Pauline Rowson

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.

When the body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset, Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard is sent to investigate. Recently promoted, the thoughtful, observant Ryga, is on his first solo investigation outside of London, and is keen to prove his worth. Ignoring the warnings of the local police inspector, and the Dorset Chief Constable, that his trust in Eva Paisley is misjudged, Ryga quickly realises that her observations could provide the breakthrough he needs in a complex murder investigation and the answer to the haunting circumstances that have sent the man in the pinstriped suit to his death.

DEAD PASSAGE a DI Andy Horton mystery number 14 in the series by Pauline Rowson

Dead Passage an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel 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

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik mystery thriller, number 3 in the series by Pauline Rowson

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonMarvik 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

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