Writing, walking and research the order of the month of June for crime author Pauline Rowson
My research takes me to the Isle of Wight, familiar territory to those of you who have read some of the DI Andy Horton novels as his investigations often take him the five miles across the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is particularly featured in Blood on the Sand, A Killing Coast, Death Surge and Shroud of Evil. I have also used it for the setting of one of my standalone crime novels, In For The Kill.
Woody Bay used in DI Andy Horton, A Killing Coast
The current Inspector Andy Horton novel I am writing (number 15 in the series) is partly set on the Isle of Wight, which means I have a good excuse to pack the rucksack and set off on the Wightlink ferry to trek in Andy Horton's footsteps.
Silent Running the first Art Marvik crime novel
My new hero, undercover investigator, Art Marvik, also has connections with the Isle of Wight where he rents a remote cottage on the shores of the natural unspoiled beauty of Newtown Harbour although he is rarely there! Instead he is undertaking missions on his powerful motor cruiser for his boss, Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder head of the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS). (Andy Horton is a sailor and lives on board his small yacht in Portsmouth).
Marvik's missions take him along the south coast of England, to Littlehampton, (Silent Running), Newhaven and Eastbourne in the east, taking in the stunning coastal landscapes of the Birling Gap, the Severn Sisters and Beachy Head (Lost Voyage -2017) and the beautiful Dorset coast and Isle of Purbeck in the west (Dangerous Cargo).
In June I will be spending a couple of days on the small Isle of Portland to the west of Southampton situated in the English Channel. Portland forms the southernmost point of the county of Dorset and I'll be exploring Chesil Beach which joins Portland to the mainland. My research takes me there for number four in the Art Marvik series, which I am also currently writing.
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