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Murder at Mayfair with crime author Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson how she writes her mystery crime novelsNo not the name of a new mystery by Pauline Rowson and not in London but at an hotel in Bournemouth on the south coast of England where crime author, Pauline Rowson entertained members of  Central Bournemouth Probus Club on Tuesday 19 November  with tales of her crime busting heroes.

The flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, whose patch is Portsmouth, features in 14 crime novels; her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando in 3 mystery thrillers, and her new fictional sleuth, Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga is introduced in the first of a new 1950 set mystery series, DEATH IN THE COVE.  Pauline is also the author of two standalone thrillers, IN COLD DAYLIGHT and IN FOR THE KILL.

Pauline Rowson talking about her 1950 mystery DEATH IN THE COVEPauline explained how she comes up with ideas 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.

Pauline Rowson demonstrating how she develops characters and plot linesShe explained how she develops her plot lines by creating a storyboard; how she creates her characters using spider grams 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, 'It was a pleasure to entertain members of Central Bournemouth Probus Club.'

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

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.

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


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