In June's newsletter, Inspector Ryga interviews the newsagent in the audio book extract from DEATH IN THE HARBOUR; DEATH IN THE NETS, number three in the Inspector Ryga series, is now available to pre-order; there's a neat pile of writing work in progress; DI Andy Horton DEATH LIES BENEATH set in June is featured on my website; why Portsmouth is the ideal setting for my marine set mysteries (well some of them!) and an extract from Marvik mystery thriller, LOST VOYAGE. And I always welcome your questions, reviews and feedback.

Happy reading.

DEATH IN THE NETS, Inspector Ryga 3 now available to pre-order

Death in the Nets, an Inspector Ryga mystery by Pauline RowsonThe latest 1950s set Inspector Ryga mystery, number three in the series, DEATH IN THE NETS is now available to pre order in paperback and on Amazon Kindle. It will be published on 4 October 2021.

In DEATH IN THE NETS Scotland Yard's Inspector Ryga has a baffling new coastal crime to solve. This time his investigation takes him to the small fishing port of Brixham in Devon, England. 

DEATH IN THE COVE (1) Ryga is solving the mystery of the man in the pin striped suit found dead in the isolated Church Ope Cove on the Royal Island of Portland, Dorset. DEATH IN THE HARBOUR (2) takes Ryga to the port of Newhaven in East Sussex where he is tasked to discover why an ordinary PC has been murdered and his wife has gone missing.

Read more and pre-order a copy

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR, Ryga interviews the newsagent

England 1950 and Scotland Yard's Inspector Alun 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. "Pure detection… a great read.”

DEATH IN THE HARBOUR is published in paperback, as an e book, on Apple, Google, Kobo, Amazon Kindle and available as an audio book on Audible.

Why Portsmouth is the perfect setting for marine set mysteries

Pauline Rowsoncrime novels on literary mapMy DI Andy Horton crime novels are featured on the Portsmouth Literary Map, designed and compiled by Dr Mark Frost, of the English Department at the University of Portsmouth. The map pinpoints the locations of all the DI Andy Horton crime novels along with extracts from each of the DI Andy Horton books (15). It also gives you the locations of where I was raised, went to school and worked! The website now has an article by me on why Portsmouth is the ideal setting for my Inspector Andy Horton crime novels.

Read an extract from Marvik mystery thriller LOST VOYAGE

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline Rowson Undercover investigator, Art Marvik faces a desperate battle to save others from a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley

"Rowson strikes a nice balance between thriller and puzzler in the third in the series." Kirkus Reviews

Read an extract from the Art Marvik mystery thriller Lost Voyage

The story behind Death Lies Beneath - An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

Death Lies Beneath an Inspector Andy Horton crime novelDEATH LIES BENEATH is the featured book on my website for June because it is set in the month of June.  It is a multi-layered Detective Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, number eight in the series of 15. (I'm currently writing number 16). Like many of my novels it is inspired by locations in the area where I live and where the Horton novels are set, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. It is also inspired by topical crimes. In this case metal thefts, fraud, boat salvage operations and more. 

A crime writing work or two in progress

Neat piles of crime writing in progressVery neat piles of my 'workings out' for DI Andy Horton 16 & Inspector Ryga 1950s set mystery 4, both work in progress.

I am on seventh revisions for DI Andy Horton 16, and have set that aside for a short time while I work on plot lines and first draft of Inspector Ryga number four. I usually do eight revisions of a novel before I am happy with it, so not long now until I finish DI Andy Horton 16.

I guarantee that it rarely looks this neat, the notes are usually scattered all over my desk, the coloured tabs refer to character summaries, factual info., area research & plot lines.


27 July 2021

I will be talking  to Portsmouth U3A about my crime novels and crime writing.  This is a live face-to- face group event - government and Covid permitting - fingers crossed.

Questions, Suggestions, Reviews and Feedback

Pauline Rowson invites any questionsIt's always great to hear from readers, so do let me know if you have a suggestion for an article you'd like me to pen, or a question you'd like to ask about my books, my characters, plots, research or writing.

If you can spare time to leave a review on the relevant websites about any of my books I'd be very grateful as they all help to introduce my novels to new readers.

Thank you.

Where to buy Pauline Rowson's books

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