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Translation, film, television, radio, drama and audio rights, gripping crime novels and plays by Pauline Rowson

  • Drama with real authorship
  • Gripping contemporary crime
  • Compelling story lines, clever story telling, skillfully plotted, multi- layered and intriguing
  • An exciting new voice, a new detective and a new investigator for a crime drama hungry audience
  • Enigmatic characters
  • Visually strong settings, unique, vibrant, diverse
  • Mainstream appeal
  • High end drama

Bergerac meets Howards Way in an exciting new take on a highly successful series

1. A returning detective - the DI Andy Horton crime novels (15)

The Andy Horton marine-set murder mysteries are set against the stunning vibrant backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future. A flawed and rugged cop who doesn't conform, much to his boss's, (DCI Lorraine Bliss) chagrin.  He rarely wears a suit, unless in court, and never a tie.  He rides a Harley Davidson and lives alone on a small yacht in a marina in Portsmouth.

He's instinctive, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic with a dry sense of humour. His greatest strength is his ability to put himself in a victim’s shoes, to imagine events from their perspective (even the moments up to their death), making leaps of deduction few would be able to. And he’s most often right.

Fifteen novels published in the Detective Inspector Andy Horton series with number sixteen due to be published in April 2021.  Published in the UK and the USA and translated into several languages.

2. The explosive Art Marvik marine-set mystery thrillers (4)

  • Introducing tough, resilient but physically damaged former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer, Art Marvik now turned undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS).
  • Strong storytelling with contemporary crimes that link back to crimes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s of Cold War, double dealings, intrigue, corruption and deceit 
  • Compelling plot lines that expose international marine environmental and political scandals
  • Fast paced, action-led drama, with a strong central character who operates outside the law whilst working undercover for it
  • Visually strong settings, unique, vibrant, diverse

Three published with the fourth written. Published in the UK and the USA.

3. An atmospheric 1950s set crime series, a thoughtful, reflective Scotland Yard detective, former German POW and merchant seaman, sent out to solve baffling coastal crimes (2)

Classic British Crime Fiction

Death in the Cove

Death in the Harbour

Death in the Nets ( Oct. 2021)

Featuring Detective Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard

1950, five years since the end of the war and Britain is still gripped by austerity and rationing. As the nation tries to come to terms with peace many are disillusioned and suffering the deprivations of homelessness, hardship, poverty and loss. For war photographer Eva Paisley the discovery of the body of an unidentified man wearing a pin-striped suit in a secluded bay on the Isle of Portland, Dorset is far from harrowing. She’s seen and photographed much worse. Her observations of the dead man, seen through the lens of her camera though are summarily dismissed by the local police, and Scotland Yard in the form of Detective Inspector Alun Ryga is called in to investigate.

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4. In Cold Daylight - a gripping crime novel packed with twists and turns about one man's quest to discover the truth behind the deaths of fire fighters

  • A reluctant hero forced to face his own dark secrets while on a quest to discover the truth behind fire fighters deaths of cancer 
  • A compelling contemporary story line that goes to the heart of a political cover up
  • Adam Greene, our reluctant hero, is caught in a mysterious and dangerous web of deceit.
  • Exposing a secret that has lain dormant for years


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5. In for the Kill

A compelling thriller of identity theft, fraud, embezzlement and murderFor Alex Albury the nightmare that destroyed his life will only end in death; his or his tormentor’s.

For television and film rights, translation rights and all other rights please contact us for further details.

Rights sold include ebook, unabridged audio book to the Horton series, translation rights to China and certain titles to Poland, Turkey and Indonesia.

For European translation rights, excluding Italy and Greece, please either contact us or contact the Blackbird Literary Agency.

All material in Pauline Rowson's works is protected under copyright law. If you wish to use content from any of her books please contact us with details of your request. 
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