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Friday, 25 July 2014

Best-selling crime authors join police and crime experts at CSI Portsmouth 2014

Below is the Press Release launching the exciting news for CSI Portsmouth 2014 - Saturday 8 November 2014 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  Make a date for your diary NOW. Tickets on sale from 29 September.


News Release........... News Release.............

The stellar line-up for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, sees four internationally acclaimed best-selling crime authors, ValMcDermid, Jessie Keane, M. C. Beaton and Pauline Rowson, join crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police and the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University on Saturday 8 November.





CSI Portsmouth, sponsored by Bello, publisher Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, which brings lost classic back to life, is now in its fifth year. It is a one day event which discusses through two panel debates, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, crime fiction and fact. It is being held at The Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

CSI Portsmouth is the brainchild of Hampshire based crime author Pauline Rowson, whose crime novels are set in the Solent area and feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton. Hailed in the UK and the USA as the 'Best of British Crime Fiction,' her novels have been translated into several languages including Chinese. The eleventh in the DI Horton series, Shroud of Evil was published by Severn House in April 2014. 



Pauline Rowson
Pauline Rowson says, ‘I’m thrilled with the line-up for CSI Portsmouth 2014 and delighted that such highly acclaimed crime authors as Val McDermid, Jessie Keane and M. C Beaton have agreed to participate. We also have some very experienced crime experts and police officers joining us for what I know will be an informative and entertaining event.’

Award-winning crime writer Val McDermid is a Number One bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages, with over two million copies sold in the UK and over 10 million worldwide. The popular ITV series Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green as Tony Hill, was based on McDermid’s books.  Jessie Keane is the author of a number of crime bestsellers with Annie Carter, head of a London gang family, as her main protagonist. Her last book, Nameless was a standalone crime novel and sold over 50,000 copies in a month. M.C.Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin series, is the most borrowed British adult fiction author in UK libraries with over a million borrowings in the last year.

The crime authors will be joined on the panels by
Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police Scientific Services; Dr Katherine Brown, Forensic Entomologist, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth; Sergeant Roger Wood, Hampshire Police expert on intelligence gathering, cyber-crime and covert source recruitment and Detective Inspector Mandy Horsburgh, Hampshire Police, part of the Operation Fortress team investigating serious violent drug-related crime and organized criminal groups.

Portsmouth BookFest is a festival of popular literature organised by Portsmouth City Council and runs from 24 October to 9 November. Its aim is to promote reading for pleasure and enthusiasm for literature in the city of Portsmouth. 


The bookshop on the day will be provided by The Hayling Island Bookshop.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 29 September and cost £12 for the day.  More information at CSI Portsmouth 2014.

 
For further information please use the Contact Us form on my website.

                       


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Only six days left to buy your copy of award winning thriller In Cold Daylight on Special Kindle Promotion

In Cold Daylight only 99p or $1.69 - Amazon Kindle -  Offer ends 28 July

An award winning thriller about one man's quest to discover the truth behind the deaths of fire fighters

Before fire-fighter Jack Bartholomew can reveal the cause of his own – and his colleagues’ cancer- he is murdered and silenced forever. But in a cryptic message he orchestrated before his untimely death, he has left a trail of clues that will lead his best friend, Marine Artist, Adam Greene, into a labyrinth of lies, secrets and government conspiracy.

Voted third in an online poll as the most popular novel for World Book Day 2008    


"Pauline Rowson's novels are packed with twists and turns. This is an enjoyable crime novel. Great Stuff.' Caroline Mileham, Books Buyer, Play.com.

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

In Cold Daylight - an award winning thriller by Pauline Rowson on special Amazon Kindle Price promotion for limited period only

In Cold Daylight only 99p or $1.67 - Amazon Kindle - Limited period only 18 - 28 July

An award winning thriller about one man's quest to discover the truth behind the deaths of fire fighters

Before fire-fighter Jack Bartholomew can reveal the cause of his own – and his colleagues’ cancer- he is murdered and silenced forever. But in a cryptic message he orchestrated before his untimely death, he has left a trail of clues that will lead his best friend, Marine Artist, Adam Greene, into a labyrinth of lies, secrets and government conspiracy.

Voted third in an online poll as the most popular novel for World Book Day 2008    


"Pauline Rowson's novels are packed with twists and turns. This is an enjoyable crime novel. Great Stuff.' Caroline Mileham, Books Buyer, Play.com.

Buy NOW UK

Buy Now (USA)


Thursday, 17 July 2014

New Service Launched by Severn House Publishers that allows readers to sample the DI Andy Horton Crime Novels

Readers are now able to get under sail with the flawed and rugged Portsmouth cop, DI Andy Horton, thanks to the launch of a new service by Severn House, publishers of the Horton series, written by Pauline Rowson, that allows them to sample an extract of the book.

Severn House publishers have teamed up with Aerbook, to set up a distribution platform which enables a web-based extract of some of  my crime novels to be sampled. Readers are also able to sign up for a newsletter with Severn House or alternatively can subscribe to my e newsletter  to keep up to date with my book news, events and updates.

Further initiatives are to be announced soon which include special promotional offers, being able to share via social networks, and the facility to buy the book through just one click without being directed to a different site.

The latest Shroud of Evil, DI Andy Horton 11, is  published by Severn House in the UK in April 2014 and in the USA on 1 August. It will also be released as an ebook and available on all devices including Amazon Kindle on 1 August.


Read an extract of Footsteps on the Shore

Read an extract of A Killing Coast

Read an extract of Death Lies Beneath

Read an extract of Death Surge

Read an extract of Shroud of Evil


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Pauline Rowson talks to Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent


On 15 July I was interviewed on the Julian Clegg Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Solent.  It might have been a little early for some at 6.45 a.m. but the show is broadcast again on BBC i player for the next seven days, if you'd like to catch it. My interview is very early into the show which begins at 6.30 every morning Monday to Friday.
 

Pauline Rowson arriving at BBC Radio Solent at the crack of dawn!

As one of  'Julian's People' (those whose lives his programme follows), I get to chat to him and his thousands of listeners every three months.

Pauline Rowson at BBC Studios Southampton

 

Pauline Rowson on air with Julian Clegg, BBC Radio Solent, July 2014

 
We chatted about the DI Andy Horton crime series which is set in the Solent area, of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and the latest DI Andy Horton novel, Shroud of Evil which has received some great reviews from the American press and readers alike and is already published in the UK and Commonwealth. 
 
It is published in the USA on 1 August when it will also be released as an e book.
 

DI Andy Horton crime novel, number 11 in the series

"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down.." Publishers Weekly

"A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment." Crime Book Club

"A swirling cyclone of action leading to a shocking conclusion that will leave readers eager for the next installment in this always-surprising series." Booklist
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Friday, 11 July 2014

Pauline Rowson will be talking to Julian Clegg BBC Radio Solent Tuesday 15 July

On 15 July I'll be on the Julian Clegg Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Solent.  Those of you who are early risers or commuters can catch the interview at 6.40am. 

As one of  'Julian's People' (those whose lives his programme follows), I get to chat to him and his thousands of listeners every three months.

I'll be talking about the DI Andy Horton crime series which is set in the Solent area, of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and the latest DI Andy Horton novel, Shroud of Evil which has received some great reviews from the American press and readers alike.

A DI Andy Horton Crime Novel

 "A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down.." Publishers Weekly

"A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment." Crime Book Club


"A swirling cyclone of action leading to a shocking conclusion that will leave readers eager for the next installment in this always-surprising series." Booklist

Shroud of Evil is currently available in hardback and will be released as an e book and available on Kindle and other devices from 1 August 2014.

You can read the beginning of it by clicking on the image below,  and sign up to my publisher's newsletter for all the latest news and titles, or you can subscribe to my newsletter for book news, events and updates.



If the interview is far too early in the day for some of you then you can listen on BBC i player after the show has been broadcast.