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What's on in August 2019

It might be summer outside but in my mind I'm deep in winter with the second Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 set mystery.  In fact it's almost Christmas!  Perhaps it will help to keep me cool as the temperature rises.

The first Inspector Ryga mystery, DEATH IN THE COVE  is now available to pre-order in paperback, on Kindle, Kobo and as an audio book. It is set in 1950 England, a country still struggling to come to terms peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.

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

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 despatched 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.

Pre-order your copy now. Published on 26 September 2019

August also gives me the chance to feature two of my DI Andy Horton crime novels set during that month - the summer heat is obviously causing a crime wave for my flawed and rugged detective with a high crime rate in his home coastal city of Portsmouth, England!

DI Andy Horton Undercurrent and Death Surge
During the month of August there will be articles and extracts on both Undercurrent, (number nine) and Death Surge( number ten) in the DI Andy Horton series of currently 14 novels, with the publication of Dead Passage, the latest.

 Meanwhile here is a brief outline of both Undercurrent and Death Surge which sees Horton solving a new mystery in each case and pursuing the personal investigations into the disappearance of his mother, Jennifer.

Undercurrent - DI Andy Horton 9 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

Available in paperback and audio book and for pre-order on Amazon Kindle from 1 September at NEW reduced price.

Death Surge, DI Andy Horton 10 by Pauline Rowson A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew is missing cuts short DI Horton’s sailing trip to France

What 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

Available in paperback and audio book and for pre-order on Amazon Kindle from 1 September at NEW reduced price.

Happy holidays and reading.

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AUGUST 1ST, 2019 @ 7:55:53 BST

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