In this the March newsletter the new DI Andy Horton A DEADLY WAKE to be published in June 2020 and available to  pre-order in paperback and as an e book, also on Kindle and Kobo; policing and detection in Inspector Ryga's 1950 world; how book covers are commissioned and chosen. There are also plenty of videos on my You Tube Channel, so do drop by and take a look.

Happy reading.

The NEW DI Andy Horton A Deadly Wake coming in June 2020

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton MysteryI'm delighted that the latest in the Inspector Andy Horton mystery series, A DEADLY WAKE, is to be published in June 2020 in paperback and e book. It is number fifteen in the series and the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective has a new mystery to solve which ultimately leads him to discovering the truth behind his mother's disappearance over thirty years ago.

Yes, Andy at last will uncover the truth behind the disappearance of his mother when he was a child of ten. His investigations into the disappearance of Jennifer, over thirty years ago, has been touched upon in many of the Horton novels, in which he has unearthed some startling revelations. In this, the fifteenth in the Horton series, there are more surprises to come.

Pre-order your copy on Amazon, any online book seller or at your local bookshop.  Also available for loan in libraries

Policing and detection in Inspector Ryga's world in 1950 set mystery DEATH IN THE COVE

Death in the Cove mystery by Pauline RowsonDEATH IN THE COVE is set in 1950 England. Newly promoted to detective inspector, Ryga from Scotland Yard, is on his first solo investigation outside of London, to solve the mystery of why a man in a pin-striped suit is found murdered in an isolated cove on the Island of Portland in Dorset.

This article looks at Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, crime scenes, analysts and the Murder Bag/Case.

DEATH IN THE COVE is available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and as an audio book on Audible.

Judging a book by its cover

Death Surge DI Andy Horton paperback, ebook and audio bookBook covers are a mystery almost as deep as the crime novels they represent. What makes a striking cover is a question that perhaps even my detectives can’t solve. With my crime novels being set around the sea it is essential that the cover image be a seascape of some kind.

The cover has a function, aside that is from protecting the book.  It needs to convey the style of the book, even if it is non-fiction, or the genre of the book if fiction. With crime novels there are so many sub genres.  If it is gritty gruesome then blood and gore must feature, or a dark brooding cover could be appropriate.  If it is a cozy crime or humorous then light colours are used and the cover has a humorous touch even sometimes a cartoon style. 

Read more on how book covers are commissioned and chosen

New videos on my You Tube Channel

Here are links to a couple of new videos posted on my You Tube Channel.  Along with these are some book trailers and videos taken from my talks. You can subscribe to my channel.

Entertaining readers at Hythe Library

Pauline Rowson talk at Hythe Library I was delighted to entertain the audience at Hythe Library Southampton on Monday 10 February with tales of murder and mystery.  I talked about how I had created my fictional sleuths - DI Andy Horton who appears in fourteen crime novels; Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga in my 1950 set mystery, and undercover investigator, Art Marvik who is featured in three mystery thrillers. I am also the author of two standalone mystery thrillers IN COLD DAYLIGHT and IN FOR THE KILL.  They are some of my first novels and if you haven't tried them they are available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle. 

Read more about my talk at Hythe Library

Murder and mystery at Alverstoke Women's Institute

Alverstoke WI Pauline Rowson talking about crime writingOver eighty members of Alverstoke Women's Institute turned out on Tuesday 3 March 2020 to hear me talk about how I write and research my  crime novels set on the South Coast of England.  They were a fantastic audience and made me and my husband, Bob, very welcome.  They also bought lots of books! Always something to make an author smile.

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