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Criminally Good Audio Books - Crime Fiction at its best by Pauline Rowson

Love listening to a good crime story?  Then why not share in the adventures of the rugged and flawed DI Andy Horton or former Royal Marine Commando turned undercover investigator, Art Marvik and, my new fictional sleuth, Inspector Alun Ryga in the intriguing 1950 set mystery DEATH IN THE COVE.

Inspector Ryga Mystery (2) DEATH IN THE HARBOUR

Narrated by Jonathan Rhodes and produced by B7 Media.

Scotland Yard's Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to Newhaven, East Sussex to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his wife has gone missing.

"Pure detection… a great read.”

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Inspector Ryga Mystery (1) DEATH IN THE COVE

Narrated by Jonathan Rhodes produced by B7 Media

Introducing Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard.  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 wearing a pinstriped suit is found in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to investigate.

"Captures the period perfectly."

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The DI Andy Horton unabridged audio books by Pauline Rowson published by Soundings and narrated by Gordon Griffin MBE

"The first Andy Horton novel of yours that I recorded (Deadly Waters) I knew straightaway that I was in the safe hands of a consummate storyteller with realistic characters and a fascinating plot. It’s always an exciting moment when I’m booked to record another of your books. I know that it’s going to be a pleasurable experience. And it always is." Gordon Griffin MBE

DI Andy Horton, Shroud of Evil in audio book

"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down." Publishers Weekly

How far would you go to protect a secret? For DI Andy Horton there is no choice, but withholding information in a murder investigation could cost him his job

Death Surge, audio book by Pauline RowsonA telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew is missing cuts short DI Horton’s sailing trip to FranceWhat began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer...

'A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist.' Booklist USA

A Killing Coast DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline Rowson An investigation into a body found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour throws DI Andy Horton's capabilities into question. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but he also has to prove he's still up to the job.

'Multilayered, twisted, and complex...a surprising conclusion and a satisfying read.' Booklist 

Blood on the Sand, a DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonA cold grey January morning, a woman with a gun in her hand - a corpse on an abandoned golf course. Is she a killer?  Horton doesn't think so. Soon he's uncovering a web of intrigue that ripples down the years and which someone is determined should never be revealed

'Another solid entry in a consistently well written series,' Booklist USA


Dead Man's Wharf, A DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonTV diving personality Nicholas Farnsworth's life is threatened... A deranged elderly lady in a nursing home claims she's been attacked by an intruder... A mother's conviction that her son's death on Christmas Eve was no accident...are the incidents related? Horton believes not but soon he's caught up in a complex investigation  with far-reaching international implications

"Gordon Griffin's delivery enhances the story's setting, the Solent area of the south coast of England, with its atmosphere of mist and the scent of the sea. As gruff Inspector Andy Horton uncovers fact after fact concerning the mysterious deaths at a nursing home, the scope of the crimes only seems to grow. Griffin makes us feel the pain and terror of hidden violence. It's a moving portrayal.  D.R.W. AudioFile Magazine  2013, Portland, Maine.

Deadly Waters, a DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonA woman found brutally murdered on the Mulberry in Langstone Harbour.  A note on the body "Have you forgotten ME?" Horton has only a week to find a killer before he's booted off the case...

"Rowson adds an appealing hero to the British Police Procedural ranks." Kirkus Reviews (USA)

Death Lies Beneath, a DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline Rowson noA body found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour throws Horton into a complex and frustrating investigation. Ass the tension mounts to solve the case, Horton receives a chilling message; time, it seems, is also running out for him personally.

"A treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery." Kirkus Reviews

Footsteps on the Shore, a DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonFriday the thirteenth, a  decomposed corpse in Portsmouth Harbour, a woman brutally murdered, a missing prisoner out on licence.  Horton is under pressure to get results, but things are about to get much worse for the beleaguered detective. 

'Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.' Booklist, Starred Review

The Suffocating Sea, a DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonDI Horton is called to investigate a suspicious fire on board a boat, but as soon as he arrives at the marina he experiences a premonition so strong that it’s almost audible. As he views the charred remains of the dead man he knows instinctively that this investigation will be like no other. Soon Horton is forced to confront the past, not just the victim’s, but the mystery surrounding his mother’s disappearance over thirty years ago.

"A gripping, suspense-filled murder case...an entertaining read in an engaging series..." Booklist

Undercurrent, A DI Andy Horton audio book by Pauline RowsonNaval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.  It looks like suicide but Horton goes out on a limb to prove otherwise. Soon he's embroiled in a cover up at the highest level.

'Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced, knuckle-biting action.' Booklist USA

The Art Marvik mystery thrillers by Pauline Rowson published by Soundings and narrated by Peter Noble.

"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

Silent Running, an Art Marvik Mystery audio book by Pauline RowsonAdrift after leaving the Royal Marines, Marvik finds himself being used as bait to catch a ruthless killer whose slaying spree spans the decades.It's a mission that will put all his skills and training to the test- a dangerous assignment that could cost him his life.

"Noble's vivid delivery of descriptions adds atmosphere. He skillfully portrays a slimy professor, snooty upper-class people who are hiding horrific secrets of past misdeeds, and a spirited young woman who is determined to find her sister's killer. Noble's best creation is an elderly nursing home resident who holds the key to the puzzle. Audio is the ideal format for this mystery's large cast and many shifts in time and place."  S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]

Dangerous Cargo an Art Marvik mystery thriller by Paulne Rowson

In his second mission for the National Intelligence Marine Squad, former marine commando Art Marvik finds himself on the trail of a 50-year-old mystery, his task to catch a ruthless killer whose murders span over half a century.

'Rowson’s superhero, Art Marvik, returns in another pulse-pounding adventure.  Delivering more than enough action to keep adrenaline junkies reading.' Booklist

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