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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Launching the jacket cover for the new Andy Horton Mystery, Lethal Waves

Severn House Publishers have launched the cover image for the new marine murder mystery to feature the enigmatic detective, Andy Horton.  Lethal Waves, the thirteenth in the crime series set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England, is to be published in hardcover in the UK on 28 February 2017.  Hope you like the cover.

An Andy Horton Marine Mystery


In Lethal Waves, DI Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a smartly dressed, affluent woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

As soon as Horton returns to Portsmouth, though, he's called to the scene where a vagrant’s body has been found lying partially covered under one of the rotting houseboats close to Horton’s boat in the marina. This time, it’s clearly murder.

Troubled by the many unanswered questions surrounding both deaths, Horton must call upon all his skills and intuition to solve a complex case, uncovering dark secrets that have led to such lethal waves of destruction.




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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Two of the Souths' leading crime authors Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson to appear in Portsmouth Coppers

Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson, whose novels are set in Portsmouth, come under interrogation in a brand new event for Portsmouth BookFest, called Portsmouth Coppers being held on Saturday 4 March at Portsmouth Central Library between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30p.m.

Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson will be cross examined by former criminal barrister and crime author Diana Bretherick about why they set their crime novels in Portsmouth and what is it about the waterfront city that holds such a fascination for them and their fictional detectives.

Portsmouth BookFest is organised by Portsmouth City Library Service and the Hayling Island Bookshop and runs from 11 February to 4 March 2017.

Portsmouth Coppers will give the audience the chance to hear how Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson research and write their crime novels.  There will also be plenty of time for the audience to put their questions to the authors. The panel debate will be followed by a book signing.

 Graham Hurley


Graham Hurley is the author of the DI Joe Faraday and DC Paul Winter crime novels set in Portsmouth which have been successfully adapted into a French television series.  Hurley's  move to Devon sparked a new spin-off crime series featuring DS Jimmy Suttle in Western Approaches and Touching Distance the latter of which has made it to a screen adaptation in France.  His latest novel Finisterre published by Head of Zeus in December 2016, is an international thriller set in the Second World War.



Pauline Rowson


Pauline Rowson was raised in Portsmouth a city which she shares with her flawed and rugged sailing detective, Andy Horton, who appears in thirteen crime novels with the latest Lethal Waves, published in February 2017.  As well as the DI Horton series she is author of two standalone crime novels and two in a new series featuring Art Marvik, a former Royal Marine Commando, turned undercover investigator for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) who appears in Silent Running and Dangerous Cargo.  Her crime novels have been translated into several languages and the Andy Horton novels have been optioned by Lime Pictures, makers of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, who are hoping to bring the enigmatic detective to the television screens.

Quiz Mistress - Diana Bretherick


Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson will be quizzed by Diana Bretherick who worked as a criminal barrister for ten years and with offenders at Brixton prison before becoming a crime writer. She is the author of two crime novels published by Orion, The City of Devils and The Devil's Daughters.

 Venue


Portsmouth Coppers is being held on Saturday 4 March between 10.30am an 12.30pm at Portsmouth Central Library.

Tickets


Tickets cost £8 and can be purchased on line, by telephone 023 9268 8037 or in person from any Portsmouth City Council Library.


Note: Portsmouth Coppers this year replaces CSI Portsmouth, an event organized by Pauline Rowson which brings together crime authors, police and forensic experts to debate crime fiction and crime fact.

 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Turning overheard conversations into compelling plots

Thursday, 5 January 2017

How to write a crime novel - revising and researching with Pauline Rowson








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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The new Andy Horton Marine Mystery number 13 in the series to be published in 2017

Andy Horton, the flawed and rugged Portsmouth copper, who features in twelve crime novels, will  embark on another murder mystery on 28 February 2017 when Severn House publish the thirteenth in the series, Lethal Waves.  In Lethal Waves, Andy Horton is tasked to solve another complex crime, set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England.

Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future.  Living on board his small yacht in Southsea Marina since his estrangement from his wife following a gross misconduct charge, the sailing detective is rarely at peace, unless he is on the sea or fighting crime.  Raised in children's homes after his mother abandoned him as a child he has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside.

 Andy Horton is instinctive not intellectual. He's tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic.  His dry sense of humour is the key to his investigative approach. It’s how he keeps people at arm’s length and stays detached from the crimes he investigates. 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.

In Lethal Waves, DI Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a smartly dressed, affluent woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

As soon as Horton returns to Portsmouth, though, he's called to the scene where a vagrant’s body has been found lying partially covered under one of the rotting houseboats close to Horton’s boat in the marina. This time, it’s clearly murder.

Troubled by the many unanswered questions surrounding both deaths, Horton must call upon all his skills and intuition to solve a complex case, uncovering dark secrets that have led to such lethal waves of destruction.

The DI Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed as "compelling," "multi-layered and complex" "a great read for mystery lovers" and have been optioned by top UK television production company Lime Pictures, makers of Channel 4's Hollyoaks, who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the television screens.

Lethal Waves is available for pre-order from bookshops, on line and from Amazon. It is published in the UK on the 28 February 2017 and in the USA on 1 June 2017





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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

What's in store in 2017 for crime author, Pauline Rowson

Welcome to 2017 which again looks like being another busy year for me with new crime novels published, talks, radio interviews and lots of writing. Here's a brief summary of what's in store.

I'm delighted that February sees the publication in hardcover in the UK of the next Andy Horton murder mystery novel, number thirteen in the series, called Lethal Waves.  It will be published in the UK on 28 February 2017 and in the USA and worldwide as an e book on 1 June 2017.

In addition, Death Surge the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series, which is already published in paperback and as an e book will be published as an unabridged audio book. More on when this will be available soon.

The second Art Marvik marine mystery, Dangerous Cargo, will be published in paperback. It is already available in hardcover and as an e book and on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

I have written the third in the Art Marvik marine mystery series and am hoping that will be published late 2017 but it might not be until early 2018. I've also written DI Andy Horton number 14  and will be working on writing the next in both series in 2017 while working up ideas for a new crime series.

On the event front I have lots of talks lined up for 2017 and I am looking forward to entertaining audiences with the tales of my crime busting heroes, Andy Horton and Art Marvik and explaining how I write my crime novels. You can see all my forthcoming events for 2017 on the events page on my website, which is updated as new events and radio and TV interviews are added.

If you would like to be kept up to date with my new books, talks, interviews, and writing articles then you can subscribe to my regular free e newsletter which is sent out approximately every six weeks.

Here's wishing you a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2017.






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Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year - welcome 2017

My thanks to my publishers, my agents, the booksellers who champion my crime novels and sell them, to everyone who has supported me throughout 2016  and most of all to all my lovely readers. Thank you.

Next up, what's in store for 2017.
 
 
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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Review of the Year - Crime author Pauline Rowson on research, writing, competitions, promotions and photoshoots in 2016

In the recent series of blogs, I've looked back over 2016 at the radio and TV interviews I've given, the talks and book signings I've undertaken, and the wide variety and number of  my crime novels which have been published in so many different formats throughout the year.

In between the talks, radio, TV interviews I have been engaged on writing, research. photo shoots, book launches, competitions and more. 

Here is a round up of them.


My thanks to my publishers, my agents, the booksellers who champion my crime novels and sell them, to everyone who has supported me throughout the year and most of all to my lovely readers.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a healthy 2017.

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