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Pauline Rowson entertaining the audience with tales of criminality

Pauline Rowson talking about the mind maps she creates when writing her crime novelsContinuing my trip down my memory lane of talks owing to the cancellation of all events in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic here is a look back  at a talk I gave to a delightful audience at Thornhill Baptist Church, Southampton, on Wednesday 12 November as part of their bi-annual Over 50s Activity Day.

I met some lovely people who listened spellbound as I recounted how I plan and plot my crime novels and how I draw my inspiration from the sea and often from the area where I live, Portsmouth on the South Coast of England.  My DI Andy Horton crime novels (15) are set in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight.

Pauline Rowson entertaining the audience with tales of crime at Thornhill Park Over 50s Day
I talked about my hunky and flawed detective, DI Andy Horton and the locations for the crime series centred around him, and my standalone crime novels, In For The Kill and In Cold Daylight .

In Cold Daylight a thriller by Pauline RowsonI also explained how the idea for In Cold Daylight, came from a conversation I heard in the fire station in Southsea one day, where my husband was a fire fighter. The watch were discussing the high number of firefighters who had contracted cancer and some had sadly died. This sparked the idea for In Cold Daylight in which anti-hero Adam Greene exposes an environmental and political scandal

Pauline Rowson talking about how she writes her popular crime novels at the Over 50s Activity Day at Thornhill Baptist ChurchI gave the audience a brief introduction to my other fictional hero, Art Marvik, a former Royal Marine Commando, now working as an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad.

Pauline Rowson reading from DI Andy Horton crime novel The Suffocating Sea at Thornhill ParkI gave a reading from the DI Andy Horton novel, The Suffocating Sea before taking questions from the floor.

These ranged from choosing titles for my novels, to how do I switch off from writing, and how do I choose characters names.

Pauline Rowson book signing at Thornhill Park Over 50s dayThere followed a book signing.

My thanks to Thornhill Baptist Church for asking me to be a guest speaker and for making me very welcome. Thanks also to the lovely audience. I really enjoyed being part of your day.

I hope social gatherings and talks can resume in 2021!

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 published on November 2020 in paperback, e book, on Amazon Kindle and in 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- Buy now

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NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020 @ 6:26:07 GMT

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