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Happy publication day to DI Andy Horton in DEAD PASSAGE

Yes, the latest Detective Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novel, DEAD PASSAGE, number 14 in the series is now published in paperback, as an e book and on Amazon Kindle.

Once again the flawed and rugged Inspector Andy Horton embarks on a complex and gripping investigation aided by the sanguine and cheerful Sergeant Barney Cantelli, the glutinous lumbering Detective Constable Walters and plagued by their nit-picking boss, DCI Lorraine Bliss.

The Portsmouth CID team is called upon to assist the Major Crime Team as murder is uncovered, under the charge of the rather coarse Detective Superintendent Steve Uckfield and his officers - the oafish DI Dennings; research and organizational wizard, Sergeant Trueman; and fast-track graduate DC Jake Marsden.


Detective Inspector Andy Horton receives a mysterious telephone call from Adele Goldsby, the daughter of a dead Portsmouth politician, with an urgent request to meet her on the Isle of Wight ferry because she has something to revea…

Pauline Rowson entertains Christchurch Library with tales of her fictional crime busting heroes

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I was delighted to be invited to talk to the audience at Christchurch Library on Wednesday 10 October, as part of Libraries Week, about my crime novels and my crime fiction heroes, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando.
I explained how locations along the south coast of England provide the inspiration for my crime novels of which there are now nineteen and how I turn these ideas into multi-layered and gripping plots. The Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight; and the three 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. My two standalone thrillers are also set on the south coast of England.

Pauline Rowson entertains Bournemough Probus with tales of her crime busting fictional heroes

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On Tuesday 9 October I was delighted to entertain members of Bournemouth Probus Club with tales of my crime busting fictional heroes, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton (14) and my undercover investigator, Art Marvik a former Royal Marine Commando (3).

The Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and the  Art Marvik mystery thrillers 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 come up with ideas for my crime novels of which there are now nineteen (I'm also the author of two standalone thrillers - oh, and a play Murder at the Pelican Club) and how I turn these ideas into multi-layered and gripping plots.



I talked about how I research and write my crime novels and how I create my characters.  Following my talk there was a lively question and answer session and a book signing.

It was a pleasure to meet everyone at Bournemouth Probus C…