Happy New Year! 2020 gets off to a flying start with the news that there will be a new Inspector Ryga 1950 set mystery and a new DI Andy Horton, more news on both to come. In this newsletter take a look at what life was like in Inspector Ryga's world; view the intriguing new cover for the USA version of LETHAL WAVES, no. 13 in the DI Andy Horton series, to be published in paperback in the USA in February, it is already published in the UK and Commonwealth and available on Kindle and Kobo, and take a look behind Pauline Rowson's fictional heroes.
The 1950s is an era caught between the aftermath of the war and the beginning of the cultural and social revolution of the ‘swinging sixties’.
Rationing of some goods is still in operation. There are severe shortages of many consumer products, ‘make-do-and-mend’ carries on as does the black market. Open fires, coal dust and soot. Fog and smog. Few vacuum cleaners. Even fewer refrigerators and hardly any washing machines. Bread, milk and coal were delivered to your doorstep, with bread unwrapped and left on the window ledge or doorstep...
One of the essentials of a good novel is a strong central character, someone the reader can have empathy with, urge on, and sometimes get angry and frustrated with. He or she doesn't have to be perfect, far from it, after all who is? And strong doesn't mean the character has be forceful, on the contrary he or she can find strength through experience and overcoming adversity i.e. the plot/s.
Also delve behind the characters - Adam Greene and Alex Albury in my thriller mysteries In Cold Daylight and In For the Kill
Harlequin Books USA, who are to publish in February 2020 the mass market direct to consumer paperback of Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novel LETHAL WAVES, has unveiled the American cover for the mystery novel.
LETHAL WAVES is number thirteen in the DI Andy Horton mystery series of currently fourteen and is already published in the UK in paperback and as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
It is the second in the DI Andy Horton series to be published by Harlequin USA with the first being, FATAL CATCH.
Pauline Rowson talks 2020
Pauline will be talking about the inspiration behind her popular crime novels and how she researches, plots and writes them at the following:
22 January 2020 Waterlooville U3A
10 February 2020 Hythe Library at 2pm
Tickets cost £5 from the library at 38 Pylewell Rd, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6AQ or book on line.
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.
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on Facebook where Inspector Alun Ryga has a Facebook Page - @rygamysteries,
DI Andy Horton has a Facebook Page - @detectivecrimefiction
Pauline Rowson's books are available from all good booksellers in paperback, hardback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle, on Kobo and as unabridged audio books. They can also be loaned from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.
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