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Entertaining Southbourne Literary Society with tales of murder and mystery

Pauline Rowson talking to members of Southbourne Literary Society Continuing my theme of looking back at my talks over the years (in the absence of them in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic), on 18 September 2013 I was delighted to give a talk about my crime novels to Southbourne Literary Society, near Bournemouth in Dorset.

The Southbourne Literary Society was founded in 1946 by William Edward Palser, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Pre-coronavirus days! it met on the third Wednesday of each month from September to April and has a very interesting programme of speakers. 

Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novels to Southbourne Literary Society My talk kicked off their 2013/2014 programme. I talked about the inspiration behind the DI Andy Horton novels and my mystery thrillers and explained how from a basic idea I build up the plot and develop characters. 

I discussed how long it takes me to write a novel, where I get my ideas from, and how I see the DI Andy Horton series developing (in 2020 there are fifteen in the series).  See also below..

Pauline Rowson talking about crime writing at Southbourne Literary Society The audience were very friendly, asked lots of questions and made me feel extremely welcome.  It was a pleasure to be asked to speak at their September meeting.

"Thank you so much for giving such a wonderful talk to Southbourne Literary Society on Wednesday night. I cannot think of anyone who could have got the first meeting  of our 68th season off to such a great start.

 "Your presentation was just the right mix of personal background and 'how to' (the latter being of particular use to our visitors from writers' circles, some of whom had travelled in from Ringwood, a good 10 miles away).

 "Your humour, enthusiasm and polished speaking style were greatly appreciated.Speaking to members afterwards, they were particularly struck by your perseverance to get published and your incredibly organised approach to your work." Nick Thomas,Southbourne Literary Society

I sincerely hope my talks can resume in 2021. If you would like me to speak to your organisation, company or library please contact me.

The latest Inspector Andy Horton Mystery

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton MysteryNumber 15 in the DI Andy Horton series set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

As DI Andy Horton follows the trail of a man found dead in a log cabin on the Isle of Wight, he uncovers some startling revelations into his own mother’s past and the truth behind her disappearance over thirty years ago.

Published in paperback, ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo order on line and from all booksellers

Death in the Cove by Pauline RowsonSince this talk took place I  also have a new hero on the block, Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga who is sent out to solve coastal crimes.  His first is on the Isle of Portland, Dorset when the body of a man in a pin-striped suit is found dead on Church Ope Cove - DEATH IN THE COVE. The second Inspector Ryga 1950 set mystery is DEATH IN THE HARBOUR and will be published on 2 November in paperback, e book and on Kindle. It is available to pre-order. Like the first in the series it is also available as an audio book. 

In DEATH IN THE HARBOUR, 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.

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 on 14 September 2020 -  Buy now

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SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2020 @ 5:53:27 UTC

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