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Pauline Rowson entertains Gosport audience with tales of crime

Gosport U3A Pauline Rowson showing how she creates her crime novelsBack in the heady days of 2017, long before the Coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020 and all social gatherings like these were banned, I was delighted to talk to members of Gosport U3A (University of the Third Age) on 27 April about my crime busting fictional heroes, the rugged and flawed detective, DI Andy Horton, and the tough but fallible, Art Marvik, former Royal Marine Commando, now working as an undercover investigator for the UK's Police National Intelligence Marine Squad,(NIMS).

I know many people are missing these events and I am missing entertaining the lovely audiences. But the good news is that my first talk has been booked for 27 July 2021 when hopefully we are all out of these awful lock downs and can freely mix again.  On 27 July 2021 I will be entertaining members of Portsmouth U3A.

Gosport U3A Pauline Rowson talking to the audience about her crime novelsTo get back to 2017 and Gosport U3A there were over a hundred people who listened to me talk about how I plan, plot and research my crime novels which are all set against the backdrop of the sea, primarily on the South Coast of England.

The enigmatic sailing detective  DI Andy Horton features in fifteen crime novels with TIDE OF DEATH the first in the series and A DEADLY WAKE number fifteen.  I am currently writing number sixteen ( 2021). There are now four in the Marvik, mystery thriller series, with SILENT RUNNING the first and DEAD SEA, number four in the series.

And since this talk took place I have created another crime series, this time set in the 1950s and featuring Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga, who is sent out to solve  baffling coastal crimes. The first is set on Portland Island, Dorset - DEATH IN THE COVE, and the second is set in Newhaven, East Sussex - DEATH IN THE HARBOUR.  Number three in the Inspector Ryga series DEATH IN THE NETS set in Brixham, Devon will be published on 4 October 2021.

Gosport U3A Pauline Rowson explaining about how she writers her crime novels
I spoke about how I draw the inspiration for my crime novels from locations along the South Coast of England; how I work up ideas for the novels, develop characters and devise plot lines.

Gosport U3A Pauline Rowson demonstrating how she draws up her plot lines
My talk was followed by a lively Question and Answer session and a book signing.  The audience were great. I  thoroughly enjoyed talking to them'

You can view all my speaking engagements on mr events page.

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