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Murder and cake at the Women's Institute with crime author, Pauline Rowson


Woodlands WI Pauline Rowson entertaining members with tales of her fictional sleuthsCrime author Pauline Rowson entertained members of Woodlands (New Forest) Women's Institute on Wednesday 6 November 2019 with an entertaining talk about the inspiration behind her popular mystery crime novels set on the South Coast of England. 

Pauline talked about her crime busting fictional heroes, the flawed and rugged Portsmouth copper DI Andy Horton, (14) her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando (3) her two standalone thrillers IN COLD DAYLIGHT and IN FOR THE KILL and her 1950 set mystery, DEATH IN THE COVE introducing Inspector Ryga, published in September 2019.

She explained how locations along the south coast of England provide the inspiration for her crime novels of which there are now twenty 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.

Woodlands WI Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novelsPauline 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, gratefully acknowledging the assistance of Hampshire constabulary and other forensic experts.

Following her talk there was a lively question and answer session and a book signing.

Pauline Rowson says, 'The ladies of Woodlands WI made me very welcome and were great fun. There was also the bonus of wonderful home made cakes.'

DEAD PASSAGE is the latest Inspector Andy Horton mystery to be published, number 14 in the series. Available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

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 is the latest Art Marvik mystery thriller, number 3 in the series. Published in hardcover, paperback, and e book.

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

DEATH IN THE COVE is set on Portland Island, Dorset published in paperback, as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and as an audio book.

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.

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