Death in the Nets, Inspector Ryga mystery 3 by Pauline Rowson

The third Inspector Ryga mystery, Death in the Nets, is published in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle on 4 October 2021.

Former war photographer, Eva Paisley, insists that Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga, return with her to the Devon coast where she has been staying with a friend, a former refugee from Belgium.  Eva remains tight-lipped about the reason, saying only that she’s puzzled and concerned over something she has heard since arriving there a week ago.  Ryga, off duty for the weekend, is only too pleased to escape London for the sea air and spend time in Eva’s company. She takes him to a house in the fishing port of Brixham where the son of her friend is adamant that he’s seen a body on the shore ‘all bashed up’.  Eva claims the little boy has been talking of nothing more for a week. The boy’s mother dismisses it as an over-active imagination but Eva’s not convinced. Now the child is adamant the body he saw was on the very night of their arrival.

Ryga asks the child to take them to the location, not expecting to see anything, but is stunned to find the child has been telling the truth; on the dark shore, on the wet January night is indeed the body of a man, stabbed through the heart and tangled up in fishing nets.  After making some preliminary enquiries, Ryga, who has no jurisdiction to investigate, has to hand the case over to the local police. Very soon though, after a series of startling revelations, he is summoned back to Devon to discover why the dead man who left the town eleven years ago has returned and why someone hated him enough to murder him.

Listen to this podcast episode - Pauline Rowson talks about the setting for DI Andy Horton novel, DEAD PASSAGE

My podcast channel combines episodes on writing crime fiction, the background to my crime novels, characters and plots, and extracts from my crime, mystery thrillers. You can listen to the episodes on Podomatic, Spotify, Player FM   Google Podcasts  or on Audible with  Amazon or where you can also find details of all my crime novels

This episode is taken from a talk I gave to Portsmouth U3A in it I am talking about how the location of Rat Island in Portsmouth Harbour inspired the DI Andy Horton crime novel, DEAD PASSAGE. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

My Favourite Detective Interview - Pauline Rowson talks to John A. Hoda about her Portsmouth based detective, DI Andy Horton

I was delighted to be asked to do an interview with American crime writer and podcast host John A. Hoda who runs a series of episodes on his podcast channel entitled My Favourite Detective. The interview was broadcast on 7 September 2021 and you can listen to the full interview ( Episode 136) at My Favourite Detective.

Here is a video extract on You Tube where I am talking about DI Andy Horton.  I will shortly also be producing a podcast  on this extract. Pauline Rowson talks to John A. Hoda about her Portsmouth based detective, DI Andy Horton who features in 15 crime novels.

My Favourite Detective Interview - DI Andy Horton

The Inspector Andy Horton Crime Novels

Inspector Andy Horton crime novels by Pauline Rowson

"Deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey. " Booklist

Inspector Andy Horton - a man defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future.

The Art Marvik mystery thrillers, gripping, fast-paced, action-packed

Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson

"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik.A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good  series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist

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