Welcome to October's newsletter with the BIG news that DEATH IN THE COVE is now published in paperback, ebook, Kindle, Kobo and as an audio book. You can watch the fabulous book trailer and also listen to an extract of the audio book of DEATH IN THE COVE narrated by the super talented actor, Jonathan Rhodes and published by B7 Media. DEATH IN THE COVE is the first in a 1950 set series featuring Inspector Alun Ryga with number two in the series to be published in 2020, along with (hopefully) DI Andy Horton number fifteen. Also in this newsletter teabags and butter and my talks for Autumn - oh, and let's not forget DI Andy Horton.
DEATH IN THE COVE, Pauline Rowson's new 1950 set mystery, available in paperback, e book, Kindle, Kobo and in audio book, narrated by Jonathan Rhodes.
DEATH IN THE COVE introduces Scotland Yard detective Inspector Alun Ryga who is sent to investigate a baffling murder on the Island of Portland in Dorset. Death in the Cove is set in 1950, when memories of the war are strong, austerity and rationing are still in place, and fears of more world conflicts haunt people. Society and policing in the 1950s was vastly different to today, no mobile phones, no dashing about, no computers, so it was fascinating to research & write.
'Death in the Cove is a great read and one I recommend to any crime fans.' BH Living Magazine.
When the body of a man wearing a pinstriped suit is found in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, is sent to investigate.
Here are two snippets that I had to check while writing the novel.
I had a character putting a teabag into the teapot and thought, hold on, were teabags in use in 1950? They were in America but didn’t come in general use or sale in the UK until 1953.
I also had to check on rationing because I couldn’t have someone liberally applying butter to a piece of toast or bread when butter was still on ration!
Butter was on ration in the UK until 1953.
"Ryga studied the face of the dead man with interest. Death no longer had the power to shock him. He’d seen too much of it. That didn’t mean he didn’t feel sorrow, pity, anger or despair, or sometimes all four emotions and in such a swift succession that they became one. This time he felt none of these, only professional curiosity.”
'What a ripping yarn! Just pure detection mixed with a bit of history. Love these new characters & the setting is great. Thankfully the hero remained chaste in keeping with the times. Very well done.'
Available as an audio book narrated by Jonathan Rhodes and published by B7 Media. Download the audio book.
There are fourteen crime novels in the DI Andy Horton series with DEAD PASSAGE the latest to be published in October 2018.
In DEAD PASSAGE a 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.
But perhaps you're not familiar with the flawed and rugged Portsmouth based detective. So here is a little bit about Detective Inspector Andy Horton and a list of the Horton crime novels in order.
Number fifteen in the DI Andy Horton series to be published in 2020.
Pauline's talks for autumn
14 October 2019 St Anne's Fellowship, Calmore, Southampton 2pm