DEATH IN THE COVE in audio book set 1950 England introducing Inspector Ryga

Countdown to publication of Pauline Rowson's 1950 historical crime mystery DEATH IN THE COVE

Only eight days now to the publication of my first historical mystery, DEATH IN THE COVE, set in 1950 England, a country still struggling after six years of war in the grip of austerity and rationing.

DEATH IN THE COVE introduces Inspector Alun Ryga, recently promoted at Scotland Yard, a former Merchant Navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war  who is sent to the Island of Portland in Dorset to solve an unusual and baffling case.




DEATH IN THE COVE is published in paperback, e book, on Kindle and Kobo and as an audio book on 26 September 2019.  It is available to pre-order.

"Ryga studied the face of the dead man with interest. Death no longer had the power to shock him. He’d seen too much of it. That didn’t mean he didn’t feel sorrow, pity, anger or despair, or sometimes all four emotions and in such a swift succession that they became one. This time he felt none of these, only professional curiosity.”

When the body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset, Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard is despatched to investigate.  Recently promoted, the thoughtful, observant Ryga, is on his first solo investigation outside of London, and is keen to prove his worth. Ignoring the warnings of the local police inspector, and the Dorset Chief Constable, that his trust in Eva Paisley is misjudged, Ryga quickly realises that her observations could provide the breakthrough he needs in a complex murder investigation and the answer to the haunting circumstances that have sent the man in the pinstriped suit to his death.

DEATH IN THE COVE is published in paperback, ebook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo.


Also published as an audiobook by B7 Media and narrated by Jonathan Rhodes




Download the audio book.





Four DI Andy Horton mystery crime novels re-released on Kindle and Kobo

Four of my Inspector Andy Horton mystery crime novels, A KILLING COAST (7), DEATH LIES BENEATH (8), UNDERCURRENT (9) and DEATH SURGE (10) have all been re-released on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo. They are also available in paperback and as unabridged audio books.

There are fourteen in the DI Andy Horton series with DEAD PASSAGE, (14), having been published in paperback and as an e book in October 2018.


Some DI Andy Horton Mysteries

 The Inspector Andy Horton crime series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

They have been hailed in UK, USA and Commonwealth as "exemplary," "multi-layered" and "cleverly plotted" with reviewer, Booklist, claiming that Andy Horton is an "especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage"

DI Andy Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past spent primarily in care when his mother disappeared when he was ten. He is an instinctive copper rather than an intellectual one, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic.  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.


The DI Andy Horton novels in order are:

Tide of Death
Deadly Waters
The Suffocating Sea
Dead Man's Wharf
Blood on the Sand
Footsteps on the Sore
A Killing Coast
Death Lies Beneath
Undercurrent
Death Surge
Shroud of Evil
Fatal Catch
Lethal Waves
Dead Passage

All my books are available to buy  on line and through bookshops, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo,, in paperback and some are also available as audio books.

In addition, the can be borrowed from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and  the USA.



Gripping new crime novels

Writing a novel - crime author Pauine Rowson on creating and developing characters

DI Andy Horton Mystery DEATH SURGE now re-released on Kindle at new price - read an extract

A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew is missing cuts short DI Horton’s sailing trip to France What began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer...

'A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist.' Booklist USA


Check out the Inspector Andy Horton Mysteries

My Inspector Andy Horton mystery crime novels, A KILLING COAST (7) DEATH LIES BENEATH (8), UNDERCURRENT (9) and DEATH SURGE (10) have all been re-released on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo. They are also  available in paperback and as unabridged audio books.

There are fourteen in the DI Andy Horton series with DEAD PASSAGE, (14), having been published in paperback and as an ebook in October 2018.


The Inspector Andy Horton crime series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.  The mystery novels have been hailed in UK, USA and Commonwealth as "exemplary," "multi-layered" and "cleverly plotted" with reviewer, Booklist, claiming that Andy Horton is an "especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage"

The DI Andy Horton novels in order:

Tide of Death
Deadly Waters
The Suffocating Sea
Dead Man's Wharf
Blood on the Sand
Footsteps on the Shore
A Killing Coast
Death Lies Beneath
Undercurrent
Death Surge
Shroud of Evil
Fatal Catch
Lethal Waves
Dead Passage


All my books are available to buy  on line and through bookshops, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo,, in paperback and some are also available as audio books.

In addition, the can be borrowed from libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and  the USA.


Countdown to publication of new 1950 set mystery DEATH IN THE COVE

Yes, it's countdown time to the publication in twenty days of my first historical mystery, DEATH IN THE COVE, set in 1950 England, a country still struggling after six years of war in the grip of austerity and rationing.  It introduces Inspector Alun Ryga, recently promoted at Scotland Yard, a former Merchant Navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war  who is sent to the Island of Portland in Dorset to solve an unusual and baffling case.

DEATH IN THE COVE is published in paperback, e book, on Kindle and Kobo and as an audio book on 26 September 2019.  It is available to pre-order..


An Inspector Alun Ryga Mystery by Pauline Rowson



"Ryga studied the face of the dead man with interest. Death no longer had the power to shock him. He’d seen too much of it. That didn’t mean he didn’t feel sorrow, pity, anger or despair, or sometimes all four emotions and in such a swift succession that they became one. This time he felt none of these, only professional curiosity.”

When the body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset, Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard is sent to investigate.  Recently promoted, the thoughtful, observant Ryga, is on his first solo investigation outside of London, and is keen to prove his worth. Ignoring the warnings of the local police inspector, and the Dorset Chief Constable, that his trust in Eva Paisley is misjudged, Ryga quickly realises that her observations could provide the breakthrough he needs in a complex murder investigation and the answer to the haunting circumstances that have sent the man in the pinstriped suit to his death.


DEATH IN THE COVE in audio book set 1950 England introducing Inspector Ryga

Very excited to hear an extract from the #audiobook of my new 1950 set #mystery DEATH IN THE COVE @the_cwa https://t.co/yYOLSgCFYP — P...