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Thursday, 28 May 2015

DI Andy Horton's patch is the Solent - it's the busiest waterway in Europe

The Solent is the busiest waterway in Europe and one of the busiest in the world with around one million commercial and Naval shipping movements per year and in excess of 10 million pleasure craft movements per year. It is DI Andy Horton's patch.

The Solent - Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight featured in the DI Andy Horton crime novels


DI Andy Horton is often crossing the Solent with my fictional Police Marine Unit - Sergeant Dai Elkins and PC Ripley.  While the real Hampshire Police Marine Unit area stretches from Dorset to Sussex and out to 12 miles offshore.



Portsmouth International Port, featured in Pauline Rowson's DI Andy Horton crime novels


Their remit includes counter terrorism patrols, the reduction and detection of marine crime, investigation of marine incidents and fatalities, policing large events, supporting the UK Border Agency, Coastguard, and Harbour Authorities and responsibility for countering serious and organised crime and preventing child abduction.  Plenty of material there for more DI Horton novels!


Hampshire Marine Police Unit




Hampshire Marine Police Unit


You can follow the Hampshire Police Marine Unit on Twitter @HantspolMarine

Silent Running is published in hardcover in the UK and is available to buy on line or from all good bookstores.  It is also available for loan in UK libraries. It will be published in the USA on July 1st when it will also be released as an e book and available on Kindle and all other devices.



Pauline Rowson is also the author of the DI Andy Horton MarineMystery Series of which there are currently eleven. Number 12 in the Hortonseries, Fatal Catch, will be published in September 2015.

She is also the author of two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and InFor The Kill.



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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Writer's Bookshelf - Five books that deserve space on my bookshelves

I was asked to contribute to Farnborough Library's  'Writer’s Bookshelf' feature for May and June.

The brief was to choose five books and say why they deserve space on my bookshelves. Sounds simple but it’s far from that. How to choose just five? Impossible. So I’ve cheated, just a little, and bundled some of them up into authors. And here is just a tiny fragment of my favourites’.

Read the full article on the Farnborough Library Facebook Page.


Monday, 25 May 2015

British crime author Pauline Rowson talks to editorial director, Robin Young of the Gosport Globe about her writing and the other man in her life!

TOP SELLING crime writer Pauline Rowson tells of a dashing new ‘love interest’ and explains why husband Bob doesn’t mind at all.  The author reveals why Gosport is the perfect setting for many of her intriguing adventures.



Pauline's popular crime novels are set against the backdrop of the sea featuring the flawed and rugged, sailing detective DI Andy Horton and her thriller series featuring former marine commando, Art Marvik who made his debut this year (2015) in Silent Running, published by Severn House.


Read the full article here.

Friday, 22 May 2015

The inside information on crime author Pauline Rowson - Did you know?

What do you do when you have writer’s block?


I either go for a very long walk or I knit. Both are great for stimulating the creative juices and with knitting not only does it help while thinking through plots and characters but I also get a very nice cardigan at the end of it. With fourteen novels published I've now got quite a large wardrobe of cardies!  Here's one I made earlier.

 

 What are you working on now?

Putting the finishing touches to the second in the Art Marvik series and on fourth revisions for  DI Andy Horton 13.


Silent Running is published in hardcover in the UK and is available to buy on line or from all good bookstores.  It is also available for loan in UK libraries. It will be published in the USA on July 1st when it will also be released as an e book and available on Kindle and all other devices.


There are currently eleven in the DI Andy Horton MarineMystery Series  with number 12 in the Horton series, Fatal Catch, being published in September 2015 by Severn House.

There are also two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and InFor The Kill.



You can also subscribe to my newsletter for the latest book news, updates and her events.



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Keeping up to date with the latest book news, events, and snippets from crime author Pauline Rowson

There are a number of ways of keeping up to date with the exploits of my flawed and rugged hero DI Andy Horton and my new hero on the block, former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer  Art Marvik, who appears in the first in the series, Silent Running, published by Severn House.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pauline Rowson on choosing book titles

I'm often asked how I come up with titles for my crime novels and the answer is usually with great difficulty. However some titles can come instantly, almost the moment the novel hits the page although that is rare.

The elements that influence the choosing of a title include the location and setting for the murder, as in Dead Man's Wharf, and the main character's action i.e. in the crime novel In For The Kill, Alex Albury is out to kill the man who wrecked his life.

Pauline Rowson's Crime Novels set against the backdrop of the sea

 As my novels are set against the backdrop of the sea there also has to be a marine element to the titles and the title must also suit the genre.

Read the full article on how I choose titles for my crime novels

Silent Running introducing former marine commando Art Marvik in an action-packed, thriller


Silent Running is published in hardcover in the UK and is available to buy on line or from all good bookstores.  It is also available for loan in UK libraries. It will be published in the USA on July 1st when it will also be released as an e book and available on Kindle and all other devices.


There are currently eleven in the DI Andy Horton MarineMystery Series  with number 12 in the Horton series, Fatal Catch, being published in September 2015.

There are also  two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and InFor The Kill.



You can also subscribe to my newsletter for the latest book news, updates and her events.


Monday, 18 May 2015

CrimeFest over the years

For the last few years May has always meant a trip to CrimeFest when I have appeared on panels with my fellow crime writers.  This year, though, 2015, sadly I was unable to attend because of a prior personal commitment so I missed catching up with my contemporaries and meeting up with crime fiction fans from around the World.

Crimefest is a crime fiction convention which follows the format of US conventions and includes interviews, panels, and a gala dinner.  It is held annually in Bristol, UK and attracts audiences from around the World. 


To compensate for my absence in 2015 here is a glimpse at my CrimeFests of the past!


Pauline Rowson with a DI Andy Horton fan from Connecticut USA


Pauline Rowson with crime author Martin Edwards


Crime authors in arms - Peter James and Pauline Rowson


Pauline Rowson answering a question on a CrimeFest panel with Leigh Russel (left) and Linda Regan (right)



Pauline Rowson centre answering a panel question at CrimeFest




Pauline Rowson in conversation with crime author Simon Brett and her publisher, Edwind Buckhalter and Kate Lyall-Grant of Severn House

 

Pauline Rowson and Kath Staincliffe


Pauline Rowson and Simon Brett


Pauline Rowson and Matt Hilton


Pauline Rowson taking a crime writing workshop at CrimeFest

 

Pauline Rowson (left) on a panel chaired by Ann Cleeves (centre)


Taking a question from the floor



Pauline Rowson acting as moderator on a panel at CrimeFest 2014





Tuesday, 12 May 2015

65 ways to kill your victim - in print

Crime writers are a gruesome bunch, we're always looking for new and often subtle ways to kill someone. I'm frequently asked how I research my crime novels for this sort of information. In addition to talking to the experts, getting information from newspaper articles and the Internet  I  use an excellent and very handy little book called, The Crime Writer's Handbook- 65 ways to kill your victim - in print, written by Douglas Wynn. 

This book is an essential and treasured guide. My copy is much thumbed and as a result is falling apart at the seams.  Sprinkled with examples from real life and fiction it provides a wealth of information and ideas.  There is a section on methods of murder including the availability, effectiveness and detectability of the methods which range from contrived accidents to poison, murder by firearms to strangulation, sharp instruments, suffocation and throat cutting!  It also has a section on methods of detection including decomposition, bruises, bloodstains and ballistics, rigor mortis, Lividity and stomach contents. This, along with a ring binder containing forensic information and autopsy reports sit on my bookshelves, what more could a girl want?  I only hope the police never raid my house or I might find myself being arrested as a serial killer!


Silent Running is published in hardcover in the UK and is available to buy on line or from all good bookstores.  It is also available for loan in UK libraries. It will be published in the USA on July 1st when it will also be released as an e book and available on Kindle and all other devices.


Pauline Rowson is also the author of the DI Andy Horton MarineMystery Series of which there are currently eleven. Number 12 in the Hortonseries, Fatal Catch, will be published in September 2015. She is alsothe author of two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and InFor The Kill.



You can also subscribe to her newsletter for the latest book news, updates and her events.
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