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February and Marvik's first mystery in SILENT RUNNING - action fans need Marvik on their radar

It's February and Art Marvik's first mystery working undercover for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad in SILENT RUNNING, takes him  on a mission to stop a ruthless killer before he can kill again.

"A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist (USA)

Adrift after leaving the marines and smarting from his first failed civilian mission Marvik seeks refuge in a remote cottage on the Isle of Wight. When a former girlfriend shows up with a disturbing story about the murder of a young woman fifteen years ago and her growing belief that the man convicted of it is innocent, Marvik doesn't think much of it.  Then Charlotte goes missing after leaving his home and everything changes. Suspected by the police of not only her abduction and possible murder, but also the disappearance o…

Pimlico, London - Rare 1950s film, great research for my new 1950 set crime novel

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I came across this fantastic video of 1950 Pimlico, very useful research for my new 1950 set crime novel featuring a Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Rees. He has a flat in Pimlico but he is sent around the coast of Britain to crack complex marine set mysteries. Written in the style of the British Classic Crime Novels to be published later this year(hopefully).






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Fascinating fingerprints facts

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I pick up some fascinating forensic facts during my research for my crime novels. Here are some on fingerprinting.  

Although the British police have a computer system for fingerprints called IDENT1, fingerprints are still physically examined by humans, through an eye glass and careful study.  The trained examiners know exactly what to look for and how skin reacts, ages and can be scarred. They can spot a scar and other smaller details that IDENT1 can't.

Fingerprints, palm prints and toe prints don't lie. They are unique and even identical twins will have different fingerprints.

 Fingerprints on objects can survive for a very long time and can be lifted from paint, oil, grease and from those left in blood.

So there you have it!

It's a fascinating topic  My thanks to the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau.






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South coast crime comes to Portsmouth with Pauline Rowson and Peter James

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I'm delighted to be taking part in an event with revered crime author, Peter James.  I will be interviewing Peter James and discussing crime fiction at Portsmouth BookFest 2018 at the Eldon Building, the University of Portsmouth on 22 February 2018.  I have been involved with Portsmouth BookFest since its inception and masterminded the popular CSI Portsmouth panel events for six years.






Peter James’ Roy Grace detective novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide and have repeatedly topped the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Peter, an established film producer, has produced numerous films, including 'The Merchant of Venice', starring Al Pacino.   He has twice been Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) and has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger and in 2016 the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger Award to mark sustained excellence and significant contributions to cr…

Join Marvik in this video on his mission in SILENT RUNNING

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"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik. A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist (USA)

 "Awesome what a story, the amount of research incredible. Love Art, great new hero. More please."

Join Marvik on his mission in SILENT RUNNING



Available in paperback and as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo. 

Also published as an unabridged audio book narrated by Peter Noble.

Available on sale and for loan in UK, USA and Commonwealth Libraries.

Where to buy 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




Pauline Rowson talks about her crime novels to Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent

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Delighted to be on BBC Radio Solent on 7 February 2018 talking to Julian Clegg about crime writing and my crime novels set on the South Coast of England. 

You can listen to my  interview on BBC iplayer about 1hour 57 mins into the show. I was on air at about 8.25am.  The programme will be on iplayer for 30 days from 7 February 2018.

You can also  listen to my previous interviews on BBC Radio Solent by clicking on the links below.

Listen to Pauline Rowson on BBC Radio  Solent July 2017

Listen to Pauline Rowson on BBC Radio Solent talking to Julian Clegg about her crime novels on 27 September 2016

Listen to Pauline Rowson talking to Julian Clegg BBC Radio Solent 7 June 2016

Listen to Pauline Rowson talking to Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent January 2016






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It's February and Art Marvik's assignment in SILENT RUNNING, takes him into treacherous territory - The Page 69 Test

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Set in  February Art Marvik's first assignment working undercover for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad in SILENT RUNNING takes him into treacherous territory.  Read the Page 69 extract

Does Silent Running pass The Page 69 Test? 

Chapter Eight

She was striding towards him, a large black rucksack over her shoulder. He could see the van she’d mentioned parked in the corner of the small car park at the far end of the road. It was the same van that had followed him on to the motorway. Silently, with the engine running, first gear engaged, Marvik urged her to hurry.
She climbed in. ‘Now perhaps you can tell me what the hell—’
‘Not now,’ he said sharply, pulling quickly away. He sensed her shock but didn’t have time to look at her or acknowledge it. His eyes darted to his rear-view mirror as he rapidly and expertly navigated the residential streets. The van wasn’t behind them but a car was, dark coloured, but not the same one that had followed him earlier. It kept a short…

The story behind LETHAL WAVES an Inspector Andy Horton police procedural by Pauline Rowson

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The inspiration for Lethal Waves, Horton's thirteenth outing, came from seeing one of the regular ferry services sail from Portsmouth into the Solent and out around the Isle of Wight on its way to the Channel Islands, the Condor Commodore Clipper Ferry.

I started with the idea of a body on that ferry, that of a woman who is found dead in her locked cabin when the ferry docks at Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Of course I asked Condor for their permission to allow me to have a fictitious body on their ferry and was delighted when they agreed and even more so when they offered to give me free reign of the boat and the opportunity to question their staff in aid of my research.

When the ferry docks in Guernsey Andy Horton is on the spot about to dine with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert, who is mentioned in two of the Andy Horton crime novels, The Suffocating Sea and Fatal Catch.  Horton is there because he is on the trail of a fresh clue into his mother's disappearance, …

Lethal Waves, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson published in paperback

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Lethal Waves number thirteen in the compelling series of British police procedurals featuring the flawed and rugged sailing detective, Inspector Andy Horton has been published in paperback by Severn House.

It is also released as an e book and is available on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo. Lethal Waves has been highly acclaimed by US reviewers and is published in the UK, the USA and the Commonwealth.

Publishers Weekly says, "Nothing in this police procedural is as it first appears. The Harley Davidson–riding, boat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read."

DI Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It's not Horton's case. But as  soon as Horton returns to Portsmouth he's called in to inve…

What's happening in February 2018 for crime author Pauline Rowson

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February sees the publication in paperback of the Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, LETHAL WAVES, number 13 in the series. It is already published as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo and in hardback. Lethal Waves has received some lovely reviews.

"Nothing in this police procedural is as it first appears. The Harley Davidson–riding, boat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read." Publishers Weekly

"This heart-breaking story of ambition, greed, jealousy, and revenge makes a good choice for fans of no-nonsense British procedurals." Booklist




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 woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It's not Horton's case. But as soon as Horton returns to Portsmouth he&…

It's February and Marvik is on his first mission in SILENT RUNNING - Read an extract - Page 1.

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February and Art Marvik has his first assignment working undercover for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad in SILENT RUNNING.  Read an extract ( Page 1)

"A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist (USA)

Wednesday

Marvik knew they were cops.
In the gathering gloom of the late February day, from behind the sparse cover of winter foliage, he watched the two men peer through the grimy windows of the semi-derelict coastguard’s cottage on the cliff top of the Isle of Wight. The larger and older of them stood back and eyed up the crumbling, ivy-clad house, then with a wave of his hand he indicated for his colleague – a thinner, younger, balding man – to check out the rear. They were going to affect an entry. It was Marvik’s cue to leave.
Keeping low, swiftly and stealthily he ran southwa…

Did you know? Fascinating Forensic Facts - Bullet Wounds

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Fascinating Forensic Facts uncovered during my research for my crime novels

February and Marvik is on the quest in SILENT RUNNING to find why an innocent man was convicted of murder

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It's February and when a former girlfriend of Marvik's shows up at his cottage with a disturbing story about the murder of a young woman fifteen years ago and her growing belief that the man convicted of it is innocent, Marvik doesn't think much of it.  Then Charlotte goes missing after leaving his home and everything changes. Suspected by the police of not only her abduction and possible murder, it's clear Marvik is being framed. In this extract, Marvik is in Littlehampton Marina on his motor cruiser hoping that in the morning he can interview the police officer who sent the innocent man to prison. (And there's a walk on part for a special dog - not mine but my IT guy's Darren Candler of Metadas Media.

Read the extract featuring Rune in SILENT RUNNING


As Marvik lay on his bunk he listened to the sounds of the night, acutely aware of anything that sounded suspicious, fully prepared in case he needed to act. He slept with the kind of half-waking sleep that cou…

Lime Pictures seek to bring the rugged sailing detective Inspector Andy Horton to TV Screens

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Top UK television production company, Lime Pictures, has extended the option on Pauline Rowson's Solent based Inspector Andy Horton crime novels and are seeking to bring the flawed and rugged sailing detective to the TV screens.

A spokesperson for Lime Pictures says, ‘DI Andy Horton is a returning detective who can cut through the competition. His character is fascinatingly knotty, with his difficult childhood, troubled marriage and chequered career, and a detective who lives on a small boat and rides a motorbike is a fresh reboot of the TV detectives that we already know. We are confident that the intriguing partnership of Horton and Cantelli will attract a fantastic cast.'

With a production base in Liverpool, Lime Pictures is the biggest independent production company outside of London and produces multi platform content for global audiences. Lime is the home of the UK’s most talked about television – from cutting-edge formats to multi award winning, long-running drama. With …