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

  • Drama with real authorship
  • Gripping contemporary crime and realistic atmospheric 1950s coastal mystery series
  • Compelling story lines, clever story telling, skillfully plotted, multi- layered and intriguing
  • An exciting new voice, a rugged and gripping new detective in a visually strong and unique location 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 Solent Murder Mystery Series (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 Solent Murder Mystery series. Contact us for further details and reading copies or contact Joffe Books.

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

3. An atmospheric 1950s set crime series set against the backdrop of the sea (4)

Classic British Crime Fiction - Featuring Detective Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard who is sent out to solve complex coastal crimes

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"For lovers of mysteries without the gory details. The ending was a twist I didn't see coming." Amazon

England 1950s struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing. Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, a former German prisoner-of-war, teams up with former war photographer, Eva Paisley, to solve baffling coastal crimes around the coast of England in a great series which captures the era perfectly. Atmospheric, gripping, full of surprising twists and turns to keep the reader enthralled until the end.

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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.

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The Portsmouth Murders, DI Andy Horton (1)

The Portsmouth Murders by Pauline Rowson

Silent Running - Art Marvik mystery thriller (1)

Silent Running an Art Marvik mystery thriller by Pauline Rowson

Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 set Mystery

Death in the Cove, an Inspector Alun Ryga 1950 mystery