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Crime author Pauline Rowson on mastering viewpoint

A short video with tips on mastering viewpoint. Read the full article or visit my You Tube Channel for more writing tips, interviews and book trailers.





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Video book trailer for Lost Voyage, an Art Marvik Mystery, by Pauline Rowson

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Marvik faces a desperate battle to catch a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed.

Lost Voyage, the third in the crime series to feature former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS)

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley







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Pauline Rowson's books at The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) Pauline Rowson's books USAPauline Rowson's books UK From your local bookshop

Also available as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and for loan from UK,
USA, Irish and Commonwealth libraries




It's April and Inspector Andy Horton finds himself engaged in a complex murder in A Killing Coast

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A Killing Coast, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent on the South Coast of England, in the waterfront city of Portsmouth and the surrounding towns, and the stunning coastal locations of the Isle of Wight.


'Meticulous police work leads Horton to a particularly callous and ruthless killer as well as theft and blackmail…includes a few unexpected twists.” Publishers Weekly

'Multilayered, twisted, and complex...a surprising conclusion and a satisfying read.' Booklist

'If you like police procedurals with a twist, plenty of red herrings, and a strong sense of location, you'll like these.' Mysteries in Paradise (Australia)

Available in paperback, as an e book on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo, in Large Print and as an unabridged audio book

See where A Killing Coast is set and read some extracts.


When a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton initially judge…

Watch the book trailer for A Killing Coast, an Inspector Andy Horton Crime Novel by Pauline Rowson

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Andy Horton investigates a body washed up in Portsmouth Harbour in A Killing Coast. A body found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour throws detective Andy Horton into a complex case that questions his capabilities. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but he also has to prove he's still up to the job.

 'Multilayered, twisted, and complex...a surprising conclusion and a satisfying read.' Booklist






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Also available as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and for loan from UK,
USA, Irish and Commonwealth libraries




April and Art Marvik is engaged on another deadly mission - read an extract from LOST VOYAGE

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Lost Voyage, number three in the series featuring former Royal Commando, Art Marvik, now an undercover investigator with the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad, is available in hardcover and as an ebook.

Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder, asks Marvik to investigate the disappearance of a salvage vessel, the Mary Jo, which went missing in 2003.  As Marvik delves into the past, it becomes clear that he faces a desperate battle to keep others safe from a ruthless assassin – one who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed.

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley


Read an extract from Lost Voyage
Marvik once again went over his boat. All was secure. No one had entered it. He swallowed a couple of strong painkillers, then froze as he felt a movement on the pontoon. He steeled himself in readiness. His cabin lights were on. He cou…

Inspector Andy Horton crime novel Fatal Catch by Pauline Rowson to be published in America by Harlequin Books

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Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, Fatal Catch, is to be published in mass market paperback by Harlequin Books USA in September 2018.

Fatal Catch is the twelfth in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime series of which there are currently thirteen. They are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and have been critically acclaimed both in the UK and in America.

Hailed as "exemplary," "multi-layered" and "cleverly plotted"  Andy Horton has been described as an "especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage" by US reviewer Booklist.

Pauline says, 'Detective Inspector Andy Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future. He is an instinctive copper rather than an intellectual one, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic.  His greatest s…

Video Upload - A Killing Coast, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

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Also available as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and for loan from UK,
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Read an extract of the latest Art Marvik Mystery LOST VOYAGE

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Read an Extract from the Art Marvik Mystery, Lost Voyage, number three in the series published by Severn House in hardcover and as an ebook in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.

Art Marvik, former Royal Marine Commando, is surprised to receive an unexpected summons to meet Helen Shannon, a woman he helped on his first mission, in the middle of the night. When a body is discovered in her flat, Marvik is convinced that Helen is being framed for murder, but why and by whom?

Shortly afterwards, the head of the National Marine Intelligence Squad, Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder, asks him to investigate the disappearance of a salvage vessel, the Mary Jo, which went missing in 2003. As he delves into the past, it becomes clear that Marvik faces a desperate battle to keep Helen and others safe from a ruthless assassin – one who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed.

Read an extract from LOST VOYAGE, an Ar…

Miss You London Book Fair

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Miss you London Book Fair 2018 but I'll be back. Here is a brief glimpse of only a portion of the years I've been going to the London Book Fair.




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Crime author Pauline Rowson takes a look back at the London Book Fair and how things in the publishing world have changed

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I was trying to recall how many times I have visited the London Book Fair and have to admit that I can't. I do however remember that the first time I visited  the London Book Fair was in 1998. It's hard for me to believe that it was so long ago.  My first impressions were that it was like no other exhibition I had ever attended and that impression remains, although I have witnessed the changes over the years.

In 1998 I was running my own Marketing and PR Agency and had branched into writing a series of marketing sales and assertiveness books (which are published by Crimson and Matrix Media) so I thought the London Book Fair would be a good place to eye up the competition and find new contacts.  What struck me was that whereas in every other exhibition I have attended people on the stands try to sell me something, at the London Book Fair no one wanted to sell me anything! In fact nobody even wanted to speak to me. I have since learnt over the years that the London Book Fair,  …

In For The Kill, a compelling crime novel by Pauline Rowson

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A compelling thriller of identity theft, fraud, embezzlement and murder.

"A change of direction at every turn. Keep notes on all the players. If you like Jeffery Deaver, you'll love this story. " Amazon 5* Review






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USA, Irish and Commonwealth libraries




What's on in April 2018 for crime author Pauline Rowson

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The story behind Art Marvik Mystery, Lost Voyage, by Pauline Rowson

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How do you find a ghost ship once the trail has gone cold?  And how do you locate it if it has been lost in the frozen seas of the Arctic?

These were two questions that sparked the idea for the third in the Art Marvik mystery series, LOST VOYAGE. It also fitted neatly with the fact that Marvik’s late father, Dan Coulter, was a renowned oceanographer with a special interest in the Arctic and it had been the Arctic where he had met Marvik’s mother, Eerika, a marine archaeologist while working on a joint expedition with Norway in 1989.

I decided to conduct further research

Desk bound research I hasten to add rather than physically embarking on an expedition to the Arctic. I’ll leave the tough stuff to my fictional characters.


I discovered that historically difficult to access, the Arctic Ocean once viewed as a remote and barren landscape has now become the fastest warming region of the globe because of climate changes.  On current predictions the entire Arctic Ocean will become ice-free…

Did you know? Fascinating Forensic Facts - Skeletal remains

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Uncovered during my research for my crime novels -  Skeletal Remains!

Trace amounts of DNA from bone remains can be recovered and analyzed by a molecular geneticist. DNA survival is greatest in dense bone, such as teeth, than in any other type of tissue.
Bones from murder victims have been successfully identified almost a decade after the person died using comparative DNA typing and DNA markers. DNA markers from the bone sample are compared to DNA markers from samples from the possible parents of the victim. If enough DNA markers are analyzed and these markers match the parents, it is possible to conclude with a high level of certainty the identity of the victim. The degradation rate of DNA extracted from rib bones has also been used to determine the time interval since death of a victim.

Skeletal remains can often also give clues to sex, race and in some instances country of origin as advances in forensic science allows mineral samples to be extracted from the bones and cross refer…