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Two more crime novels by Pauline Rowson to be released as audio books

I'm delighted to announce that two more of my crime novels, SHROUD OF EVIL, an Inspector Andy Horton police procedural and DANGEROUS CARGO an Art Marvik mystery thriller are to be produced as audio books by Soundings, part of Isis Publishing the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books. Soundings have already published nine audio books in the Inspector Andy Horton series and the first in the Art Marvik mystery thriller series, Silent Running.

DANGEROUS CARGO, the second in the Art Marvik mystery thriller series, is to be released as an audio book in the first three months of 2019 with SHROUD OF EVIL being released in audio book format between April and  June 2019. Both crime novels are already available in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle.




In Dangerous Cargo, Marvik's second mission for the National Intelligence Marine Squad,  the former marine commando finds himself on the trail of a 50-year-old mystery, his task to catch a ruthless killer whose murders…

Tales of murder and mystery with crime author Pauline Rowson at the Townswomens Guild

Crime author, Pauline Rowson entertained members of  the Townswomens Guild on Tuesday 9 October with tales of her crime busting heroes, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando.
Pauline explained how she comes up with ideas for her crime novels of which there are now nineteen and how she turns these ideas into her multi-layered and gripping plots.
Hailed in the UK, USA and Commonwealth as the "Best of British crime fiction" "A good read for mystery lovers," "gripping, compelling and full of twists and turns," Pauline Rowson is author of fourteen in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight; three Art Marvik mystery thrillers  set along the south coast including the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the Downs of East Sussex, Beachy Head and Cuckmere Haven; and two standalone thrillers.
Pauline Rowson explained how she researches…

A case of lies, secrets and revenge for DI Andy Horton in DEAD PASSAGE

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"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.

Dead Passage, number 14 in the Inspector Andy Horton crime series, set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England. Pre-order your copy. Published in paperback, as an e book and on Amazon Kindle on 18 October 2018







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Countdown to publication of NEW DI Andy Horton, DEAD PASSAGE - order your copy now

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The NEW Detective Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novel, DEAD PASSAGE, (no. 14 in the series) is being published in paperback and as an ebook on 18 October, only a month away, so why not pre-order your copy now. It can be  pre-ordered on Amazon Kindle or from any bookseller in paperback ahead of publication on 18 October 2018. 

DEAD PASSAGE, number fourteen in the series set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth, will be available for sale Worldwide as well as for loan in libraries in the UK, USA, Commonwealth and in some European libraries.

Or reserve a copy at your local library.

A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past. 

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Pre order your copy of Dead Passage, DI Andy Horton crime novel number 14 out soon

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Where to buy
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




Lost Voyage, an Art Marvik marine mystery by Pauline Rowson now in paperback

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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.

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

Watch the book trailer to see where Marvik's mission takes him in LOST VOYAGE




Where to buy
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




Pauline Rowson entertains Lymington Probus with tales of mystery and murder

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I was delighted to entertain members of Lymington and District Probus Club on Monday 17 September who sat enthralled as I talked about how I research and write my crime novels which are set on the South Coast of England and feature the  flawed and rugged Detective Inspector Andy Horton, and her undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando.
Members listened to how I craft my crime novels which have been hailed in the UK, USA and Commonwealth as the "Best of British crime fiction" "A good read for mystery lovers," "multi-lyarered, gripping, compelling and full of twists and turns."
The Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series (14) is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight while the Art Marvik mystery thrillers  are set along the south coast including the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the Downs of East Sussex, Beachy Head and Cuckmere Haven.
I explained how I plot my novels and creates her characters, took lots of que…

DI Andy Horton at the scene of the crime in UNDERCURRENT

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'Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced, knuckle-biting action.' Booklist USA




Available in paperback, as an ebook on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and as an unabridged audio book. "Rowson successfully pilots the complex storyline, filled with wild speculations and a slew of suspects, to a fitting conclusion." Publishers Weekly

"Another solid procedural from Rowson, with a little kick of spy stuff for the adventurous." Kirkus.

Where to buyPauline 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




Join Pauline Rowson at Christchurch Library for her talk on the secrets of successful crime writing

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I will be revealing the secrets of successful crime writing at Christchurch Library, Dorset on Wednesday 10 October at 2.30pm as part of the celebration of Libraries Week.
I'll be talking about how I research and write my crime novels set on the South Coast of England and which feature the flawed and rugged Detective Inspector Andy Horton, and my undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando.
The Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series (14) is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight while the Art Marvik mystery thrillers are set along the south coast including the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the Downs of East Sussex, Beachy Head and Cuckmere Haven.
I'll also be taking questions from the audience before undertaking a book signing.
DEAD PASSAGE number fourteen in the DI Andy Horton series will be published on 18 October 2018 in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle and is available to pre-order before that date. Tickets for library …

Dead Passage, the NEW DI Andy Horton crime novel, no. 14 in this gripping series

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Where to buyPauline 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




Weaving the research into a crime novel, Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery Thriller

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My research for the third Art Marvik mystery, Lost Voyage, (now published in paperback and as an ebook) took me into the murky waters of the ship recycling business.

In Lost Voyage, the Mary Jo, a salvage tug, went missing in 2003 on its way to Newfoundland where it was to tow an obsolete Russian cruise ship back to Britain for recycling. Some decades later someone claims to have found the Mary Jo locked in the Arctic ice, it is a claim that sparks a series of murders and Marvik’s mission for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) is to discover the secret of the Mary Jo and why a ruthless assassin has embarked on a slaying spree to prevent it from being revealed.
What I gleaned about ship recycling for Lost Voyage mystery Ship recycling is centuries old. The fabric of a ship, wood in the past and steel today, has always held considerable value but ship recycling is a very complex, highly competitive business. It is also is a highly dangerous occupation, it’s not easy cut…

The write stuff - choosing characters names

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Coming up with the right name for characters can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue, as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits that particular character and until I do the personality refuses to come fully alive.
The name has to fit. If it's not right then the character isn't right. When seeking inspiration for first names I turn to my little book of baby's names or I will look up websites of baby's names. I also keep an ear out for any unusual or interesting names when meeting people and will jot these down. In addition, I find graveyards a great place for picking up intriguing first names. The name also needs to fit with the age and nationality although you can have exceptions. There are, however, dangerous waters to navigate when choosing names for your characters. One of those is over using a name. The more novels I write the more in danger I am of repeating names,…

Pauline Rowson's DI Andy Horton crime novels now on sale through Open Road Media

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Open Road Integrated Media based in New York, a global ebook publisher whose catalogue includes premier authors of classic and contemporary works is to sell and promote three of Pauline Rowson's, Inspector Andy Horton crime novels, FOOTSTEPS ON THE SHORE, A KILLING COAST and DEATH LIES BENEATH.


 Open Road Integrated Media is a prestige content brand delivering digital experiences that entertain and inform readers around the world; their network of digital properties produces compelling stories that keep audiences engaged—across devices.

The three crime novels selected by Open Road Media are numbers six, seven and eight in the Inspector Andy Horton series of which there are fourteen, with the latest, DEAD PASSAGE published on 18 October 2018.

Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England, the DI Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed across the globe as 'compelling,' and 'full of …

Art Marvik mystery thriller, LOST VOYAGE, now published in paperback

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Lost Voyage, number three in the marine mystery thriller series of crime novels featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS), has now been published by Severn House in paperback (31 August 2018).  It is already published in hardcover and as an ebook.

Lost Voyage is set against the backdrop of the Severn Sisters cliffs, Beachy Head and the coastal towns of Newhaven and Eastbourne on the south coast of England.

Marvik is surprised to receive an unexpected summons to meet Helen Shannon, a woman he helped on his first mission. When a body is discovered in her flat, Marvik is convinced that Helen is being framed for murder, but why and by whom? Before he has a chance to follow it up, the head of the National Marine Intelligence Squad, (NIMS) Detective Chief Superintendent Crowder, asks Marvik to investigate the disappearance of a salvage vessel, the Mary Jo, which went missing in 2003.  As Marvik …