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A huge turnout at Fleet in Hampshire for murder, mystery and mayhem


Large audience greet crime author Pauline Rowson at Fleet U3A, talking about her Solent based crime novels
With my trip down my memory lane of talks and events continuing (owing to the absence of being able to give talks in 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic and all social events and gatherings being forbidden) I have fond memories of a stunning audience gathering for my talk at Fleet U3A.  Over 130 people packed the auditorium at the Harlington Centre in Fleet, Hampshire on 19 November in 2014 to hear me talk about the inspiration behind my crime novels and hear how I plan, plot and write them.


Pauline Rowson entertaining the audience at Fleet, talking about her crime novelsI spoke about my rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, DI Andy Horton and  how I draw inspiration and ides for the plot lines from the Portsmouth and surrounding coastline and the Isle of Wight.








Pauline Rowson talking to the audience at Fleet about how she writes her crime novelsI also introduced the audience to another of my fictional sleuths mystery thriller hero former Royal Marne Commando, Art Marvik, who works undercover of the UK Police National Intelligence Marine Squad.







Pauline Rowson talking to the audience at Fleet about her crime novelsIn addition, I talked about the idea behind my standalone thrillers, In Cold Daylight and In For The Kill, which like the Horton series are set on the South Coast of England.    Pauline Rowson's crime novels have been hailed in the USA and the UK as 'Exemplary, 'Compelling,' 'Cleverly plotted,' and the 'Best in British Crime Fiction.'







Pauline Rowson signing copies of her crime novels at Fleet, HampshireAfter my talk the audience lined up to buy signed copies of my novels.   Just look at that queue! Amazing.

The audience were superb and I  thoroughly enjoyed talking to them.  released in paperback and lots of talks lined up.

Oh how I wish ( and no doubt they do too) that social events can once again resume. Let's hope it is in the not too distant future.


Inspector Andy Horton Mystery no. 15

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton MysteryNumber 15 in the DI Andy Horton series set 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


Since this talk took place I  also have a new hero on the block, Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga who is sent out to solve coastal crimes. 


Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 crime novel

DEATH IN THE COVE is available in paperback, e book, Kindle and audio book.

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.


DEATH IN THE HARBOUR, Inspector Ryga mystery by Pauline RowsonrMyra Swinley is convinced that her police constable husband’s death was no accident, and that he would never have lost his footing on a dark, foggy November night on the quayside of Newhaven Harbour while on his beat. Determined to get to the truth she visits Scotland Yard to ask his former friend, Detective Superintendent Street, to investigate.   Street says they have no basis to do so, but when Myra fails to return home from her visit to the Yard, Inspector Ryga is sent down to the Sussex coast to investigate. 


Accompanied by former war photographer, Eva Paisley, who has been airlifted back to England after suffering a wound incurred in Korea, Ryga’s investigation soon begins to uncover some puzzling facts.  Painstakingly, and with Eva’s assistance, Ryga begins to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his sensible law-abiding wife has gone missing.

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR is available in paperback, ebook, Kindle and audio book.


In addition to the above there are three mystery thrillers in the Art Marvik series, the former Royal Marine Commando now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad.

Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik.A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist on SILENT RUNNING.

The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers are published in paperback, ebook, Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google- Buy now


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POSTED BY: ALISON ROGERS - NOVEMBER 19TH, 2020 @ 5:22:20 UTC
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