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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The story behind Silent Running the first in Art Marvik marine crime series now in paperback

I like heroes so when I was searching for a new character to create in a new series that combined adventure and mystery there was no doubt that a hero he had to be. I also decided not to have a police officer because that role is currently filled by the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton, whose patch is Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, and the surrounding harbours and towns.

I wanted a character who was not bound by the official rules  of the law, but who was nevertheless on the right side of it. The new crime series also had to have all the hallmarks of my brand – a troubled  hero, the sea, boats, interesting and diverse characters and lots of action. So already the stage was set, enter former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat  Services Officer, Art  Marvik, in the first of this new series Silent Running

Silent Running an Art Marvik marine crime novel


Marvik was sent to an elite and expensive boarding school at the age of eleven. He grew up feeling his marine archaeologist parents loved their occupation and their quest for aquatic treasures more than they loved their son. After their death in a diving accident when Marvik was seventeen he joined the marines and put his parents, their life and their wealth behind him. Langton, the psychiatrist, who treated Marvik after a head injury sustained in combat, said he was running away from his emotions, maybe he was, but he would continue running.  The past was the past, but the past has a nasty habit of catching up with you and Marvik’s is about to do just that.

Silent Running, sees Art Marvik newly out of the marines.  He's tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit.  But injuries inflicted while in combat  have forced him to seek a new life in Civvy Street.  He thought he’d be able to adjust and carve out a new career for himself on the sea, but his first job as a private  maritime security operative goes very wrong when the luxury motor cruiser he  was travelling on and had been detailed to guard, gets attacked by pirates in  the Indian Ocean, and Marvik finds himself with a bullet in his shoulder and  the boat’s owner dead. He’d failed on his first mission in civilian life, and Silent Running opens with him reeling from it.

Marvik has retreated to a cottage in the remote and quiet waters of Newtown Harbour on the Isle of Wight to recuperate and consider his future.  But when his  former marine comrade, Shaun Strathen, enlists his help to find a missing  computer scientist and a former girlfriend of Marvik’s goes missing after visiting  him in his cottage Marvik finds himself seconded to the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) headed by Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder and so Marvik is sucked into a dangerous mission, his first for NIMS.

Silent Running has been published in hardcover, as an ebook and in Large Print and in July 2016 will be released as an unabridged audio book

The second in the art Marvik marine crime series, Dangerous Cargo will be published by Severn House in hardcover in the UK on 31 May 2016 and in the USA on 1 September 2016 and I am busy writing the third in the Marvik series.

Now in paperback Silent Running is available at all online bookstores and in bookshops and can be loaned from UK and USA Libraries.


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

What's on In May 2016 for crime author, Pauline Rowson

May sees the publication of the brand new marine crime novel, Dangerous Cargo, the second in the series featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, now attached undercover to the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS).

Dangerous Cargo, will be published in hardcover in the UK by Severn House on 31 May 2016



Dangerous Cargo, the second in the Art Marvik marine crime series

For his second mission with NIMS Marvik is detailed to attend the funeral of a man who’d officially been declared dead fifty-five years earlier. So who is the imposter and why did he assume the name of a dead man? What’s more, why did he suddenly show up in a Dorset coastal town in 1989, hook up with a local fishing family, and after fathering a child, disappear in 1990?  Soon Marvik must confront a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to make sure that the sins of the past stay in the past.

Silent Running, is the first Art Marvik marine thriller.

In May I will also be entertaining members of Odiham U3A (the University of the Third Age) with tales of crime, writing that is. I look forward to meeting them on Wednesday 4 May.

 I also look forward to my next appearance on That's Solent TV.  I'll once again be talking to Chrissie Pollard about my crime novels and matters topical both national and local on Talk Solent, Freeview Channel 7 in the Solent area on Friday 20 May at 7.30pm. The show will be repeated  at 10pm and again on Saturday 21 May at 10am and 4pm.

I will also be continuing to write the third in the Art Marvik marine crime series as well as conducting lots of location research around the coast of Southern England.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Like Pauline Rowson's crime novels? Please leave a book review on Amazon

If you have read and enjoyed my crime novels and can spare a little time please leave a review on Amazon (even if you don't like them you can still leave a review!) And even if you bought the book elsewhere but you are an Amazon customer you can leave a review.

The number of reviews an author gets for his/her books boosts the chances of Amazon marketing an author's novels more actively, and that of course helps introduce your work to new readers. Perhaps others would enjoys reading about my flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton, or former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, attached to work undercover for the National Intelligence Marine Squad ( NIMS).

Some authors have faked or paid for their reviews I DON'T, genuine feedback is always welcomed. It can be short (and preferably sweet but that's up to the individual) one word or two will do. Huge thanks to everyone who has already taken the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Crime Writer Pauline Rowson talks to Chrissie Pollard about her crime novels being adapted for TV.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Book Trailer - Fatal Catch - The latest DI Andy Horton Mystery, Horton investigates a gruesome catch

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

New crime novels from Pauline Rowson in the DI Andy Horton series and the Art Marvik marine crime series

This coming year and into 2017 sees the publication of two new crime novels, one in the DI Andy Horton police procedural series and one in the marine crime series, featuring Art Marvik, along with more of my DI Andy Horton crime novels and my Art Marvik marine crime series published in different formats. Here is a round up of the latest publications.

Fatal Catch a DI Andy Horton Mystery


January 2016 kicked off with Fatal Catch, the twelfth in the DI Andy Horton mystery series, published in hardcover in the USA and being released as an e book. 

'Plenty of red herrings and a surprising culprit. Series fans will appreciate additional clues about the unsolved murder of Horton’s mother, Jennifer, more than 30 years earlier.' Publishers Weekly.

In October 2016,  Fatal Catch will be published in paperback and Large Print.  It is currently available in  hardcover, and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

Detective Inspector Andy Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand. Is it that of missing violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And where is the rest of the corpse?   Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem. Assailed by doubts both in his personal and professional life, Horton desperately tries to keep his emotional feelings under control and his focus on his work. His instincts tell him to trust no one and believe nothing; he’s not sure though whether this time he’ll succeed


Fatal Catch- A DI Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson

Undercurrent, a DI Andy Horton Mystery

April 2016 saw the release of Undercurrent, a DI Andy Horton Mystery, published as an unabridged audio book, narrated by the fabulous Gordon Griffin and published by Soundings.




Undercurrent is also available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

Silent Running, an Art Marvik Marine Crime Mystery 


Also in April 2016 the first in the marine crime series to feature former Royal Marine Commando Art Marvik, newly attached to work undercover for the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) is published in paperback in the UK, USA and Commonwealth.


Silent Running  is also available as an e book on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, and in hardcover and Large Print.



In July 2016 Silent Running, is to be published as an unabridged audio book by Soundings

 Dangerous Cargo, the second in the Art Marvik Marine Crime Mystery Series


On 31st May 2016 Dangerous Cargo, the second fast-paced marine based crime novel in the series featuring Art Marvik attached undercover to work for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) is published in hardcover in the UK.


Dangerous Cargo, the second in the Art Marvik marine crime series

For his second mission Marvik is detailed to attend the funeral of a man who’d officially been declared dead fifty-five years earlier. So who is the imposter and why did he assume the name of a dead man and show up in a Dorset coastal town in 1989, hook up with a local fishing family, and after fathering a child, disappear in 1990? Marvik begins to uncover a trail of deceit, corruption and murder that spans over half a century, and a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to make sure that the sins of the past stay in the past.

September 1st 2016 sees the publication in hardcover in the USA of Dangerous Cargo (Art Marvik) and the publication  of Dangerous Cargo in ebook format Worldwide, published by Severn House.

Dangerous Cargo,  will be available in ebook on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and in hardcover.

Then in February 2017 Lethal Waves, the NEW DI Andy Horton, number 13 in the series, will be published in hardcover in the UK.

I’m currently working on the third Art Marvik marine crime novel and I've finished writing the fourteenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series.

The DI Andy Horton crime novels have been optioned for TV by top UK television production company, Lime Pictures, who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the television screens.

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Friday, 22 April 2016

Crime writer, Pauline Rowson on Talk Solent, That's Solent TV

I will be on Talk Solent,  That's Solent TV chatting to Chrissie Pollard about crime writing, my crime novels and other topical matters.


Pauline Rowson on Talk Solent, That's Solent TV

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Friday 22 April at 7.30pm and 10pm , repeated on Saturday 23 April at 4am, 10am and 4pm

Freeview Channel 7 in the Solent area
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