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A look back to a talk to Eastleigh U3A

Eastleigh U3A Pauline Rowson how she creates her crime novels
I've been looking back over my talks in the absence of being able to give any since March 2020 because of the  Coronavirus pandemic and all its ugly consequences putting paid to social gatherings.  So here I am revisiting some of my previous talks and feeling nostalgic.

This time it's the turn of Eastleigh U3A on Wednesday 21 November 2018 where I talked about my fictional sleuths, the enigmatic DI Andy Horton who features in fifteen novels and undercover investigator, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik who currently appears in three mystery thriller novels.he works for the UK' Police National Intelligence Marine Squad.

Eastleigh U3A Pauline Rowson explaining how she writes her crime novels
I also explained how locations along the south coast of England inspire me and provide me with ideas for my multi-layered, marine-set crime novels, of which there are now twenty-two!  I spoke about how I develop these ideas into fast-paced plots and how I create my characters.

Eastleigh U3A Pauline Rowson talking to the audience about her crime novelsThe Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight; the Art Marvik mystery thrillers along the south coast including the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the Downs of East Sussex, Beachy Head and Cuckmere Haven. Since this talk was given I have created a new detective and a new 1950s mystery series.  Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga is sent out to solve baffling coastal crimes in Portland Doreset in DEATH IN THE COVE and in Newhaven Ports, East Sussex in DEATH IN THE HARBOUR

Eastleigh U3A Crime author Pauline Rowson entertaining the audienceFollowing my talk there was a lively question and answer session and a book signing.

It was a pleasure to entertain  the audience and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone.

Hoping my talks can resume some time in 2020.

An Inspector Andy Horton mystery by Pauline RowsonDead Passage, no. 14 in the Inspector Andy Horton crime series (15).

Available in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle.

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, 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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