February's newsletter comes with the exciting news that the new DI Andy Horton mystery, number 15 in the series, A DEADLY WAKE, is to be published in June 2020 and is now available for pre-order. Also in  this edition, two DI Andy Horton mysteries to be re-issued; writing realistic dialogue and researching police procedure.

The NEW DI Andy Horton coming 2 June 2020

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton Mystery
February comes with the exciting news that the new DI Andy Horton mystery, number 15 in the series, A DEADLY WAKE, is to be published in June 2020 and is now available for pre-order not only on Kindle but also in paperback both on line and from your local bookseller.

And yes, for all of you who have been chomping at the bit to know what happened to Andy's mother when she disappeared over thirty years ago, the mystery is solved.

So pre-order your copy now!

Read more about A DEADLY WAKE

The inspiration behind Dead Man's Wharf- a DI Andy Horton Mystery

Dead Man's Wharf, a DI Andy Horton crime novel

TV diving personality Nicholas Farnsworth's life is threatened. A deranged elderly lady in a nursing home claims she's been attacked by an intruder. A mother's conviction that her son's death on Christmas Eve was no accident...are the incidents related? Horton believes not but soon he's forced to consider otherwise and finds himself caught up in a complex investigation with far-reaching international implications.

'Rowson turns out an exemplary procedural with the requisite plot twists, double-crosses and all loose ends tied up neatly in a sailor’s knot.' Starred Review Kirkus (USA)

The inspiration behind DEAD MAN'S WHARF, number four in the Horton series of fourteen

Two DI Andy Horton Mysteries to be re-issued in April 2020

DI Andy Horton mysteries Shroud of Evil and Fatal CatchTwo DI Andy Horton mysteries, SHROUD OF EVIL and FATAL CATCH are being re-issued in April 2020 in paperback and as ebooks on Kindle and Kobo and are now available for pre-order on Amazon, at bookshops and with other on line retailers.

There are fourteen in the DI Andy Horton series with DEAD PASSAGE, (14) published in paperback and as an ebook in October 2018.

The art of writing realistic dialogue

Dialogue is a critical element of characterisation. No matter how much research I do beforehand when creating characters for my novels they don’t come alive until I start to put dialogue into their mouths and they begin to interact with other characters.

Many beginner writers find it difficult to write realistic and believable dialogue. This is usually because they are not in the minds of the characters they have created.  

Dialogue is there to give life to your characters.

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Researching police procedure

Hampshire Police Marine UnitI'm often asked how I research my crime novels, and in particular the police procedure and crime scene investigation side of things. I'm not married to a police officer, or a former police officer, so I didn't start off with any inside knowledge. I am married to a retired fire fighter though so when it comes to fires, burnt bodies and serious traffic and other incidents which fire fighters attend - including sadly bodies recovered from the sea - I have a wealth of information to draw on, which can be incorporated into a crime novel. Indeed I have done so.

When it comes to getting inside information on police procedure there are many sources a writer can turn to.

Over 140 people turn out to hear Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novels

Huge turnout for Pauline RowsonCrime author, Pauline Rowson entertained over one hundred and forty people at Waterlooville U3A on 22 January 2020 with tales of her fictional sleuths: the enigmatic DI Andy Horton who features in fourteen novels; undercover investigator, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik who currently appears in three mystery thriller novels, and her new hero, Inspector Alun Ryga who is introduced in the first of her new 1950 set mystery series, DEATH IN THE COVE.

Pauline Rowson forthcoming talks and events

10 February 2020 Hythe Library at 2pm 

Tickets from 38 Pylewell Rd, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6AQ or buy online.

3 March 2020 Alverstoke WI

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

Crime authors Pauline Rowson and Graham Hurley will be debating crime fiction and crime fact with crime experts Carolyn Lovell, Research and Development Manager Forensic Capability Network, and Detective Superintendent Mandy Horsburgh of Hampshire Police. Also present will be the team from the Hampshire Fingerprint Bureau.  Talk to the crime authors and crime experts and put your questions to the panel followed by a book signing.

Tickets cost £8 which includes £1 off a book bought at the event. Box Office call 01962 873603 or direct from: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB or book online

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