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Life in the Inspector Ryga Mysteries in 1950s England

Death in the Harbour, Inspec.Ryga is sent to Newhaven, by Pauline RowsonDecember 1950 - fog and smog. Rationing and austerity. Fractured lives from the aftermath of war. Steam trains, trams and trolley buses. Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga is sent to the port of Newhaven, East Sussex, to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his wife has gone missing.

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR, is the second in the Inspector Ryga 1950s set mystery series.


Paperback, e book, Amazon Kindle, and audio book.

Newhaven Harbour courtesy of Our Newhaven WebsiteNewhaven, on the East Sussex coast, lies at the mouth of the River Ouse between Brighton to the west (nine miles) and the stunning Severn Sister Cliffs to the East (ten miles). A busy port with steamers, cargo ships and fishing boats.

Life in Inspector Ryga's day - Bobbies on bicycles. Police boxes and telephone exchanges.

Death In The Harbour- Bobby On Bicycle

Bread, milk and coal delivered to your door. Tinned baths in front of the fire once a week. A privy out the back! Children playing in the street, or on a bombsite, prams outside the shop. Capital punishment.

Waiting outside the Shop

An interesting and fascinating era to set down my new detective, Inspector Alun Ryga.

Death in the Harbour mystery by Pauline Rowson
Myra Swinley is convinced that her police constable husband’s death was no accident, and that he would never have lost his footing on a dark, foggy November night on the quayside of Newhaven Harbour while on his beat. Determined to get to the truth she visits Scotland Yard to ask his former friend, Detective Superintendent Street, to investigate. Street says they have no basis to do so, but when Myra fails to return home from her visit to the Yard, Inspector Ryga is sent down to the Sussex coast to investigate. Accompanied by former war photographer, Eva Paisley, who has been airlifted back to England after suffering a wound incurred in Korea, Ryga’s investigation soon begins to uncover some puzzling facts. Painstakingly, and with Eva’s assistance, Ryga begins to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his sensible law-abiding wife has gone missing.

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR is available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and as an audio book.

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NOVEMBER 16TH, 2020 @ 6:37:10 GMT

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