December and Christmas is almost on us. In this my last newsletter of 2019 comes the exciting news that DEATH IN THE COVE audio book is now available to download from Audible on Amazon. Also in this month's newsletter why I chose to set my new mystery series in the 1950s, a world that seems so vastly different to today (and I've picked out a few things that highlight this); at the crime scene on Rat Island with DI Andy Horton; links to two new videos on my You Tube Channel that look back over 2019, and an article on the emotional stages of writing a novel.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

DEATH IN THE COVE now available on Audible

Death in the Cove audio book by Pauline RowsoneThe new 1950 set mystery DEATH IN THE COVE by Pauline Rowson is now available on Audible.

DEATH IN THE COVE introduces Scotland Yard detective Inspector Alun Ryga, and former war photographer, Eva Paisley. It is the first in a new mystery series.. The audio book is narrated by Jonathan Rhodes and produced by B7 Media.

Death in the Cove is also published in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo and as an audio book available on Audible.

Why I set my new mystery DEATH IN THE COVE in 1950

Death in the Cove by Pauline Rowson DEATH IN THE COVE is my twentieth crime novel and my first historical mystery. My other nineteen crime novels are all contemporary. When I first started writing novels long ago they were in fact historical sagas. As I wrote more of them I kept finding a criminal element creeping into the story line. None of those novels have ever been published and after many rejections I turned to writing contemporary crime novels. DI Andy Horton was created in TIDE OF DEATH and published in 2006 and the rest as they say is history. But somewhere within me must have lurked that historical itch and so after nineteen contemporary crime novels I decided to scratch it. Hence Inspector Alun Ryga in DEATH IN THE COVE.

The seven emotional stages of writing a novel

Many, if not all fiction writers, ride the emotional roller coaster of emotions when crafting their novel. For me, each stage of writing a novel brings with it a range of different emotions. These range from excitement to frustration, relief, doubt, fear, anxiety plus a whole lot in between.

So here then is the gauntlet of emotions I run while writing one of my crime novels.

On Rat Island with DI Andy Horton in DEAD PASSAGE

Dead Passage, DI Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowsonn DEAD PASSAGE (14) in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels is set on Horton’s CID patch, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

It is locations that often inspire me and with this crime novel while three locations inspired me the idea for DEAD PASSAGE also occurred to me while I was travelling on the Wightlink ferry, the St Clare, from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight one day.

A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past.

Here is just one of the locations that is used in DEAD PASSAGE and an extract from the novel.

Two new videos on my You Tube Channel

Murder at Mayfair with crime author Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson how she writes her mystery crime novelsNo not the name of a new mystery and not in London but at an hotel in Bournemouth on the south coast of England where I entertained members of Central Bournemouth Probus Club on Tuesday 19 November with tales of my crime busting heroes.

Read more and see the photographs

Also murder and cake at the Women's Institute

Woodlands WI Pauline Rowson entertaining members with tales of her fictional sleuthsOn Wednesday 6 November I also entertained members of Woodlands (New Forest) Women's Institute with a talk about the inspiration behind my crime novels. 

The ladies of Woodlands WI made me very welcome and were great fun. There was also the bonus of wonderful home made cakes. Very yummy!

Pauline Rowson author talks 2020

22 January 2020 Waterlooville U3A

10 February 2020 Hythe Library at 2pm 

Tickets from 38 Pylewell Rd, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6AQ. More details to follow.

3 March 2020 Alverstoke WI

28 March 2020 CSI Winchester 10am to 12.00 Winchester Discovery Centre

Pauline Rowson will be joined by a panel of crime experts from Hampshire Police and the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau. More information and ticket details to follow.
Winchester Discovery Centre

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