Wednesday, 23 September 2020

View the stunning locations of the Art Marvik mystery thriller Silent Running

 The Art Marvik mystery thrillers, gripping, fast-paced, action-packed


Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson"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 on SILENT RUNNING.

 

The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers are published in paperback, ebook on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Books - Buy now


View some photos of the stunning atmospheric locations on the South Coast of England, the setting for SILENT RUNNING. no. 1 in the Art  Marvik Mystery Thrillers


Silent Running an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline RowsonIn his first undercover investigation for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik finds himself on the hunt for the truth behind a fifteen year old murder in which an innocent man was convicted.

 

 

 

 





Weymouth Marina - one of the locations featured in Silent Running, Art Marvik mystery thriller #1.

The approach to Weymouth Marina featured in Silent Running


Art Marvik and Helen Shannon are on board his boat waiting for the bridge to lift so they can enter the marina on their quest to find the truth behind the murder of Helen's sister, Esther, in 1997.



Marvik travels to Littlehampton on his motor cruiser to talk to DI Duncan Ross about the investigation into the murder of Esther Shannon in 1997.

 

Chichester Marina featured in the Marvik mystery thriller Silent Running


Chichester Marina featured in the Marvik mystery thriller Silent Running

 


Chichester Harbour and the ancient Roman hamlet of Dell Quay also featured in Silent Running.




Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Some great suspense, mystery and thriller audiobooks

 Love Audio - criminally good audiobooks by Pauline Rowson

 

Death in the Cove audio book by Pauline Rowson

Love listening to a good mystery, suspense or thriller? Love audio books?

Then why not share in the adventures of the rugged and flawed DI Andy Horton or former Royal Marine Commando turned undercover investigator, Art Marvik or my latest fictional sleuth, Inspector Alun Ryga in the intriguing 1950 set mystery DEATH IN THE COVE with the second in the series DEATH IN THE HARBOUR released as an audio book in October and in paperback, e book, and Kindle on 2 November.




The DI Andy Horton unabridged audio books published by Soundings and narrated by Gordon Griffin MBE

 

"The first Andy Horton novel of yours that I recorded (Deadly Waters) I knew straightaway that I was in the safe hands of a consummate storyteller with realistic characters and a fascinating plot. It’s always an exciting moment when I’m booked to record another of your books. I know that it’s going to be a pleasurable experience. And it always is." Gordon Griffin MBE

DI Andy Horton, Shroud of Evil in audio book

"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down." Publishers Weekly


How far would you go to protect a secret? For DI Andy Horton there is no choice, but withholding information in a murder investigation could cost him his job.



Death in the Cove audio book by Pauline RowsonDeath in the Cove by Pauline Rowson, narrated by Jonathan Rhodes is published by B7 Media. Download the audio book here.

 
Introducing Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard. England 1950, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing. When the body of a man wearing a pinstriped suit is found in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga is sent to investigate.
 
 

Silent Running, an Art Marvik Mystery audio book by Pauline Rowson 
Adrift after leaving the Royal Marines, Marvik finds himself being used as bait to catch a ruthless killer whose slaying spree spans the decades.It's a mission that will put all his skills and training to the test- a dangerous assignment that could cost him his life.

The Art Marvik mystery thrillers by Pauline Rowson published by Soundings and narrated by Peter Noble.


"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



"Noble's vivid delivery of descriptions adds atmosphere. He skillfully portrays a slimy professor, snooty upper-class people who are hiding horrific secrets of past misdeeds, and a spirited young woman who is determined to find her sister's killer. Noble's best creation is an elderly nursing home resident who holds the key to the puzzle. Audio is the ideal format for this mystery's large cast and many shifts in time and place." S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]




Monday, 21 September 2020

Happy first anniversary to Inspector Ryga in DEATH IN THE COVE

 


DEATH IN THE COVE an Inspector Ryga mystery by Pauline Rowson DEATH IN THE COVE which introduces Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, was published a year ago in September 2019 and I am pleased to say is building a lovely fan base.

Set in the 1950s England, Ryga, newly promoted to Inspector at Scotland Yard, is a former Merchant Navy seaman and German prisoner-of-war. He 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.




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.


The audio book is published by B7 Media and narrated by Jonathan Rhodes.

Death in the Cove, by Pauline Rowson, narrated by Jonathan Rhodes


The second Inspector Ryga mystery DEATH IN THE HARBOUR will be published in paperback, e book, Kindle and audio book in November 2020. You can pre-order a copy now.




Sunday, 20 September 2020

It's DI Andy Horton's turn to be featured here - read an extract from DEAD PASSAGE

" Pauline Rowson is one of my favourite British crime thriller authors. The plots are always involving, the lead character always interesting and the authentic description of the Isle of Wight and Solent setting an added bonus.Highly recommended."




Saturday, 19 September 2020

Fabulous review for Inspector Ryga Mystery #1 DEATH IN THE COVE

 


Friday, 18 September 2020

Art Marvik's backstory - The Marvik mystery thrillers re-issued in paperback, ebook and Amazon Kindle

 

Silent Running Art Marvik mystery thriller 1.rt I like heroes and as I’m a sucker for adventure stories and mystery there was no doubt that this was what SILENT RUNNING had to be. I wanted a character who was not bound by the official rules of the law, but who was nevertheless on the right side of it. SILENT RUNNING also had to have all the hallmarks of my brand – a troubled hero, the sea, boats, interesting and diverse characters and lots of action. So already the stage was set, enter Art Marvik.

Former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer Art Marvik, newly out of the marines, is tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit. But injuries inflicted while in combat have forced him to leave the marines and seek a new life in Civvy Street. He thought he’d be able to adjust and carve out a new career for himself on the sea, but his first job as a private maritime security operative goes very wrong when the luxury motor cruiser he was travelling on and had been detailed to guard, gets attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and Marvik finds himself with a bullet in his shoulder and the boat’s owner dead. He’d failed on his first mission in civilian life, and Silent Running opens with him reeling from it.

Marvik’s not sure what lies ahead for him but when his former marine comrade, Shaun Strathen, enlists his help to find a missing computer scientist and a former girlfriend of Marvik’s goes missing after visiting him in his remote Isle of Wight cottage Marvik find his himself sucked into a dangerous mission.

What's his back story?

Every character has to have a back story. Marvik was sent to an elite and expensive boarding school at the age of eleven,very much against his will. He grew up feeling his marine archaeologist parents loved their occupation and their quest for aquatic treasures more than they loved their son. After their death in a diving accident  in teh Straits of Malacca when Marvik was seventeen he joined the marines and put his parents, their life and their wealth behind him. Langton, the psychiatrist, who treated Marvik after a head injury sustained in combat, said he was running away from his emotions, maybe he was, but he would continue running. The past was the past, but the past has a nasty habit of catching up with you and Marvik’s is about to do just that in this series of currently three.  I'm writing number four!


"A likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist
 
 "Enjoyed Pauline Rowson's Silent Running. Hope Helen of the purple hair comes back in the next book!"

"Just finished Silent Running. Loved it! Think Andy has some competition."

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

The Art Marvik mystery thrillers, gripping, fast-paced, action-packed

 

Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson

The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers ares published in paperback, ebook on Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Books Buy now






Thursday, 17 September 2020

Read an extract from Art Marvik Mystery Thriller SILENT RUNNING now re-issued in paperback and ebook

 The Art Marvik mystery thrillers, gripping, fast-paced, action-packed


Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson"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 on SILENT RUNNING.

 

The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers are published in paperback, ebook on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Books - Buy now

 This extract is taken from SILENT RUNNING no. 1 in the series.

Silent Running an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline RowsonIn his first undercover investigation for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik finds himself on the hunt for the truth behind a fifteen year old murder in which an innocent man was convicted.

Adrift after leaving the marines, Marvik finds himself being used as bait to catch a ruthless killer whose slaying spree spans the decades. It's a mission that will put all his skills and training to the test- a dangerous assignment that could cost him his life



 

They walked to the marina office by the lock where Marvik asked a member of staff to call a taxi for them. Outside Helen turned towards the harbour. ‘It’s nice here,’ she said, leaning on the railings and gazing out across the lake-like water and the surrounding flat countryside in the distance. The wide channel to their right led up to the small hamlet of Dell Quay, barely a handful of houses and a pub. Further northwards the water narrowed to a creek and then a stream and beyond that the South Downs.
‘Quiet too except for those noisy seagulls.’ She squinted up at them. Then she looked despondent. ‘I should have phoned in sick yesterday. I’ll need a job to go back to, even though I hate it.’
‘We’ll find a pay phone in Bognor.’
‘Never been to Bognor,’ she said, making an effort to brighten up.
‘There’s a first time for everything.’
She smiled. ‘Isn’t there a saying, "Bugger Bognor”, by some king or other?’
‘King George V who died in 1936. The legend has it that they were his last words and there are a couple of versions on why he said that. One is that he was in Bognor in 1928 recovering from a chest infection at a wealthy friend’s house and when he was leaving and was petitioned to rename it Bognor Regis, as a mark of his visit, he said "Bugger Bognor!” Another is that on his deathbed it was suggested that he’d soon be well enough to return for another spell of convalescence at Bognor, to which he replied—’
‘Bugger Bognor.’
‘And promptly died.’
‘So what did he actually say on his deathbed?’
‘No idea.’
She laughed. Marvik wished he could prolong the moment but soon they’d be sucked back into the more immediate past, and her past, and the wounds would start hurting again.
Staring back out to the harbour, she said, ‘I hope Amelia Snow is an early riser.’
Marvik just hoped she was at home.

Chichester Harbour across to the once Roman Hamlet of Dell Quay


Chichester Marina where Marvik moored up in Silent Running

The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers are published in paperback, ebook on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Books - Buy now 

 



Tuesday, 15 September 2020

September's newsletter of book news, talks, articels and writing tips

What's in my September newsletter? September sees the re-publication of my three Art Marvik mystery thrillers, SILENT RUNNING, DANGEROUS CARGO, and LOST VOYAGE.

Also in September I'll be featuring articles on my website about the inspiration behind each of the three Marvik mysteries and in the absence of giving any talks because of Covid-19 I'll be taking a look back at my talks and interviews in previous years.

On the writing front you can take a peek at where I work! I'm working on revisions for number three in the 1950s set Inspector Ryga mysteries, on the first draft of DI Andy Horton number sixteen and revisions of Marvik mystery thriller number 4. Plenty to keep me out of mischief.


Monday, 14 September 2020

Happy Book Birthday to the Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers now re-publised in paperback and ebook

 


The ART MARVIK series of mystery thrillers (3) are now published in paperback, ebook, on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and Google Books Available to buy 

 

After leaving the Marines, Art Marvik, a former Special Boat Services Officer with the Commandos goes undercover to work for the UK's Police National Intelligence Marine Squad. His three missions with the squad take him into dangerous and deadly waters as he seeks to find lethal killers whose crimes are steeped in the past.


Art Marvik Mystery Thrillers by Pauline Rowson"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 






Silent Running an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

After leaving the Marines, Art Marvik, a former Special Boat Services Officer with the Commandos goes undercover to work for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad. His three missions with the squad take him into dangerous and deadly waters as he seeks to find lethal killers whose crimes are steeped in the past.


Buy SILENT RUNNING




Dangerous Cargo an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

Undercover investigator Art Marvik is tasked to find the truth behind a fifty year old mystery but as he unravels its dark and dangerous secrets someone is determined to stop him from ever revealing them.

"The sort of book where you can’t look away for a second, or you’ll be sunk, so to speak. Pauline Rowson is the queen of misdirection in this outing for former marine Art Marvik."

Buy DANGEROUS CARGO





Lost Voyage an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

Undercover investigator, Art Marvik faces a desperate battle to save others from 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.

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












Saturday, 12 September 2020

Coming soon the audio book of Inspector Ryga Mystery 2 - DEATH IN THE HARBOUR - check it out at B7 Media

 

Friday, 11 September 2020

DEATH IN THE COVE - "The ending was a twist I didn't see coming"

'The clues are there, but I followed the red herring and didn’t guess the murderer.  Will you?  Don’t miss this first book in what is sure to be a first-class series. Whilst the murderer is unmasked there are left some tempting hooks for the next book.  Highly recommended.' Mystery People Magazine 




"I enjoyed this book. The setting was interesting because it happens about 5 years after WW II. It was fascinating to learn about the rationing and human toll that still lingered that many years after the war.I would recommend it for lovers of mysteries without gory details,a solid police procedural with interesting characters. The ending was a twist I didn't see coming." Audible

 

DEATH IN THE COVE available in paperback, e book, Kindle and audio book.

 

Coming in November 2020 Inspector Ryga Mystery 2 DEATH IN THE HARBOUR now available to pre-order 

 

Love audio books - love Inspector Ryga's 1950 mystery world

  To celebrate #loveaudio week, 2 of my Inspector Ryga 1950 set #mystery #audiobooks #crimefiction produced by @B7Media narrated by @...