September sees the re-publication of my three Art Marvik mystery thrillers, SILENT RUNNING, DANGEROUS CARGO, and LOST VOYAGE.  Also in September I'll be featuring articles on my website about the inspiration behind each of the three Marvik mysteries and in the absence of giving any talks because of Covid-19  I'll be taking a look back at my talks and interviews in previous years. On the writing front you can take a peek at where I work! I'm working on revisions for number three in the 1950s set Inspector Ryga mysteries, on the first draft of DI Andy Horton number sixteen and revisions of Marvik mystery thriller number 4.  Plenty to keep me out of mischief.

Happy reading.

Three gripping Art Marvik mystery thrillers re-issued in September

Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline RowsonAfter leaving the Royal Marines, Art Marvik, a former Special Boat Services Officer with the Commandos goes undercover to work for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad. His three missions with the squad take him into dangerous and deadly waters as he seeks to find lethal killers whose crimes are steeped in the past.

"A likeable, smart, tough, but all too human hero. A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed.A cracking-good new series - action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist - SILENT RUNNING

'The sort of book where you can’t look away for a second, or you’ll be sunk, so to speak. Pauline Rowson is the queen of misdirection in this outing for former marine Art Marvik." Crime Review - DANGEROUS CARGO

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley-  LOST VOYAGE

Buy the Art Marvik mystery thrillers

On research with Inspector Andy Horton in Lethal Waves

LETHAL WAVES is available in paperback, e book, on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple and Google Books

The book opens in Guernsey when Inspector Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. When the idea for this crime novel came to me I contacted Condor Ferries and asked if they would mind me using one of their ferries as one of the settings. I am delighted to say they gave permission and went further than that in offering to open up the ship for my research and for the launch of LETHAL WAVES some eighteen months later.

Read more ands see the photographs as I walk you through my research on board the Condor Commodore Clipper

Where I write

Where I writeThis is where I work, with the fabulous Roger Moore looking down on me providing me with inspiration. On the right hand wall is the location map of where Inspector Ryga number 3 is set Brixham, Devon. That particular 1950s set mystery will be published in 2021. Meanwhile number 2 in the Inspector Ryga series, DEATH IN THE HARBOUR is published on 2 November 2020 in paperback, ebook and Kindle and is available to pre-order.

The story behind DI Andy Horton mystery, Death Surge

Death Surge a DI Andy Horton crime novel The inspiration for DEATH SURGE, number 10 in the series of 15, came like all the other novels in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series featuring my flawed and rugged Portsmouth detective from the location. It is locations that inspire me and with the Horton series, set against the powerfully evocative British marine landscape of the Solent on the South Coast of England, there is always a good place to put a body.

'A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist.' Booklist USA

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Which is the easier to write contemporary crime fiction or historical crime fiction

As I write both contemporary crime fiction and historical mysteries I can say that from my point of view they both have their challenges and pleasures. In this article I look at the pros and cons of writing in both genres.

Read about the challenges in writing historical mysteries and contemporary crime fiction.

Writing first drafts of a novel with Pauline Rowson

As there are no talks in 2020, because of Covid 19, I am featuring some of my past talks on my website. This one was recorded at a talk I gave at Emsworth U3A, here I am talking about writing first drafts and revisions.

There are plenty of up to date videos to watch and keep you amused on my You Tube Channel

Where to buy Pauline Rowson's books

Pauline Rowson's books are available from all good booksellers in paperback, hardback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Books and Apple Books.  Some are also available as  audio books.

They can also be loaned from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.

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