Book tour, new DI Andy Horton novel, BBC Radio Solent and writing on the cards for October

It's going to be a busy October with lots going on.  It kicks off on the 2nd and 3rd with a mini book tour of South Wales Libraries to officially launch the publication in the UK and Commonwealth of the latest in the  DI Horton series, Death Surge.

The tenth in the DI Andy Horton Series

Death Surge, the tenth in the series is now on sale in the UK and Commonwealth. Published by Severn House Publishers it is available on line, through all UK bookshops and for loan in UK libraries.  American readers will have to wait a little longer before getting another dose of DI Andy Horton.  Death Surge will be published in the USA on 1 January 2014.

I will be giving talks at the following libraries in South Wales:

Wednesday 2 October at 2pm
Abertridwr Library

For tickets and further information telephone 029 20 830790 or e mail

Wednesday 2 October at 7pm
Pontarddulais Library

For tickets and further information telephone 01792 882822 or e mail

Thursday 3 October at 2pm
Pyle Life Centre Bridgend

Tickets available from Bridgend Library 01656) 754800 or e mai

Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm
Neath Library

For tickets and more information telephone (01639) 644604/635017 or email

I look forward to meeting lots of readers and some DI Andy Horton fans.

Then on 14 October I'll once again be appearing on the Julian Clegg Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Solent. As one of  'Julian's People' (those whose lives his programme follows), I get to chat to him and his thousands of listeners every three months.

Pauline Rowson talking to Julian Clegg BBC Radio Solent

Having recently finished writing DI Andy Horton number eleven, I'll be starting work on a new crime novel, will it be DI Andy Horton number twelve or will it be the new crime series I have in mind? 

I'll also be gearing up ready for CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact.  This takes place on 2 November but before then I need to make sure that all the arrangements are in place for a great day's entertainment and as I am moderating both panel events this year I'll also need to prepare my questions to put to the crime authors and experts.  Find out more about CSI Portsmouth and the programme here. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast, so best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Where crime fiction meets crime fact

Taking part in CSI Portsmouth 2013 are crime authors S. J Bolton, Natasha Cooper, M.R. Hall, Kerry Wilkinson and myself acting as participating moderator at the one day event discussing crime fiction and fact at The Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

We also have some fantastic experts lined up for the panels: Michael Ellis, Drugs Intelligence Officer, Hampshire Police, who has worked on drug operations securing hundreds of convictions; Forensic toxicologist Dr Alex Allan, co-founder of Triple A Forensics and consultant with Manlove Forensics who has dealt with many high profile cases including those involving suspected murders; Sergeant Tony Birr of Hampshire Police Marine Unit; Brian Chappell MBE, a former Detective Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard with experience of working on complex and high level investigations and who is now a senior lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth; and Hampshire Police Fingerprint bureau and the Dog Support Unit.

The event is sponsored by

Bello - Bringing lost classics back to life

Bringing lost classics back to life

So plenty to keep me busy!


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