The May newsletter brings exciting news of a new audio book deal; the story behind DI Andy Horton Shroud of Evil and how the corrosive nature of secrets can lead to danger and even death; writing routines, research and thinking time; the pathology of death by crossbow, talks and will DI Andy Horton finally learn the truth of what happened to his mother? Happy reading.
audio publisher B7 Media has announced an exclusive deal to produce
audio books based on a new 1950 set historical mystery crime series by Pauline
Rowson, author of the popular DI Andy Horton novels and Art Marvik
The first novel in the series, DEATH IN THE COVE, featuring
Scotland Yard detective Inspector Alun Ryga, will be published in
September 2019. Rowson’s crime novels have been described as; "Gripping,
full of twists and turns, multi-layered, and compelling."
of Evil sees the enigmatic Portsmouth based detective embark on a new
murder mystery. This is his eleventh investigation in the current series
of fourteen and was released as an audio book on 1 May 2019,
published by Soundings and narrated by Gordon Griffin. Shroud of Evil is
also available in paperback and as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and on
It examines the corrosive nature of secrets and how keeping them
can lead to danger and even death. How far would you go to protect a
secret? Would you risk your job for it, your friends your family? Would
you kill for it? Shroud of Evil plunges the flawed and rugged detective, Inspector
Andy Horton, into a complex murder investigation in which he is forced
to withhold vital information because of his secret quest to discover
the truth behind his mother's disappearance over thirty years ago when
he was a child.
often asked if I have a writing routine and the answer is not strictly
although I do like to write every day if I possibly can, speaking
engagements permitting. But "writing" isn't just pounding away on a
keyboard. Creating a crime novel requires more. There is, of course, the
research which can be desk research conducted via the internet, books
and newspapers, and secondary research, which involves talking to the
experts and visiting locations. There is also thinking time.
traumatic injuries and deaths caused by crossbows are a rarity. But it
was a means of murder that I have used in Inspector Andy Horton crime
novel, SHROUD OF EVIL number eleven in the series of currently fourteen. The crossbow has been used as a means of death in suicides, almost always in males. The weapons used can be high-performance precision crossbows with telescopic sights and hunting bolts.
I'm currently working on DI Andy Horton number 15 in which Andy has
a new investigation to undertake and yes it is one that leads him to
discovering the truth behind his mother's disappearance over thirty
years go. My patient (and not so patient readers) will finally get to
find out what happened to Jennifer Horton and might possibly be
surprised. This might also be the last DI Andy Horton. Although then
Meanwhile if you haven't tried the DI Andy Horton crime novels then
there are plenty to catch up on. DEAD PASSAGE, (number 14) was
published in October 2018.
Available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo
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. "This book has all the juicy ingredients that make a good
story: an historic death of a politician, a daughter who urgently wants
to speak to the inspector, as she has ‘something to reveal’ about her
father’s death, and also a few interesting characters that keep you
guessing about who’s telling the truth…and who has something to hide."
BH Living Magazine
special guests attended a talk by crime author, Pauline Rowson at
Fareham Library on 17 May as part of the Crime Writers' Association
National Crime Reading Month when she entertained readers with tales of
murder, mystery and mayhem.
Pauline was joined by two Guide Dogs for the blind (and their
owners) and the dogs listened attentively as she talked about her crime
novels and her crime busting fictional heroes, the flawed and rugged DI
Andy Horton, her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal
Marine Commando and her new 1950 detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who sees
his debut investigation in September 2019 with a baffling crime on
Portland Island, Dorset.
Pauline will be talking about the inspiration behind her popular crime
novels and how she researches, plots and writes them at the following libraries
20 June 2019 Totton Library, Southampton 2pm
Tickets from, Totton Library, Library Rd, Totton,Southampton SO40 3RS
Telephone: 0300 555 1387 or book online
9 July 2019 Woolston Library, Southampton, 2pm
Tickets from Woolston Library, Centenary Quay, Victoria Rd, Southampton SO19 9EF Telephone: 023 8083 3007
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.
Buy from your local bookshop
For more news, details of all Pauline Rowson's books, videos and articles visit www.rowmark.co.uk
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