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Unveiling the new Inspector Ryga Mystery (3) DEATH IN THE NETS

Death in the Nets, an Inspector Ryga mystery by Pauline RowsonWe're delighted to announce that the latest in the intriguing and entertaining 1950s set  Inspector Ryga mystery, number three in the series, DEATH IN THE NETS by Pauline Rowson will be published in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle on 4 October 2021.

In DEATH IN THE NETS Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga has a baffling new coastal crime to solve. This time his investigation takes him to the small fishing port of Brixham in Devon, England. Set in the 1950s these entertaining mysteries are full of twists and turns and capture the period perfectly.

DEATH IN THE NETS follows on from DEATH IN THE COVE (1) where Ryga is solving the mystery of the man in the pin striped suit found dead in the isolated Church Ope Cove on the Royal Island of Portland, Devon. His second investigation in DEATH IN THE HARBOUR takes him to the port of Newhaven in East Sussex where he is tasked to discover why an ordinary PC has been murdered and his wife has gone missing.

Reviewers have said of the Inspector Ryga mystery series by Pauline Rowson that they

"Capture the period perfectly. A first-class series. Highly recommended.” Mystery People Magazine

"A great read and one I recommend to any crime fans" BH Living Magazine (Death in the Cove)

"Pure detection mixed with a bit of history. Love these new characters and the setting is great.” Goodreads (Death in the Cove)

"Gripping, entertaining … packed with surprising twists and turns.” Amazon (Death in the Harbour)


A cold wet January night, the body of a man stabbed through the heart, is found tangled up in fishing nets in Brixham Harbour, Devon.

After a series of startling revelations, Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga is tasked to discover why the dead man who left the town eleven years ago has returned and why someone hated him enough to murder him.

About Inspector Alun Ryga

Ryga is a former German prisoner-of-war. His ship was seized by a German Raider in 1941 as a result of which he spent the rest of the war incarcerated in MILAG, (Marine Internierten Lager). Here he had to learn how to cope with the uncertainty, fear and deprivations of forced incarceration with no option but to wait, hope and pray that the war would soon be over and the Nazis would be defeated.

His experience has made him observant, analytical and reflective. It has also given him insights into his fellow man. He’s witnessed compassion, cruelty, cowardice and heroism, mental breakdown and despair. He’s made a promise to himself that whatever happens after the war he’ll keep an open mind and never judge.

His experience at sea, and as a prisoner-of-war, have made him unique in his approach to solving coastal based crimes.

Death in the Nets by Pauline Rowson published in paperback, as an e book, on Kobo and Amazon Kindle on 4 October 2021

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