On air with Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent Breakfast Show

2016 kicked off with another great interview with Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent on Monday 11 January.  We talked about the new DI Andy Horton crime novel, Fatal Catch, published in the UK in September 2015 by Severn House Publishers and in the USA on 1 January 2015.  Also about the second in the  Art Marvik crime series,  which is being published in May 2016. Silent Running, the first in the series, was published in 2015.

Pauline Rowson waiting to go on air BBC Radio Solent with Julian Clegg  January 2016


We also talked about CSI Portsmouth 2016 a one day event where crime fiction meets crime fact. CSI  Portsmouth is on Saturday 5 March. I am appearing on the morning panel with fellow crime author, Elly Griffiths, Joining us will be Simon Mound, a crime scene investigator with Hampshire Police’s Scientific Services Department with expertise in the recovery of firearms and the examination of firearm related crime scenes, and Jonathan Smith, a forensic scientist with expertise in the examination of blood and body fluids, hairs, fibres, botany and wood fragment identification and adviser to many UK Police forces.

The Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau will also be present and there will be a mock up crime scene provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at South Downs College   The Hayling Island Bookshop will also be present.

In the afternoon Will Sutton, a musician, playwright an author of historical mysteries in Victorian London who quiz crime author and crime expert Diana Bretherick, a former criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of Portsmouth and crime author J. S Law, a former Royal Navy officer.

CSI Portsmouth 2016 is being held at the, Pyramids Centre, Southsea 10am - 4pm (doors open at 9.45am). Tickets are £15.00 for the day, which includes £3.00 off a book bought at the event. Tickets available from the Box Office on 023 9268 8037 from any Portsmouth Library or you can book on line 

Julian Clegg and Pauline Rowson BBC Radio Solent  Jan 16


Fatal Catch the twelfth in the DI Andy Horton crime series  




Horton is called out to examine a  gruesome find by two fishermen: a human hand. Is it that of missing  violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And where is the rest  of the corpse?Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case  where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem. Assailed  by doubts both in his personal and professional life, Horton desperately tries  to keep his emotional feelings under control and his focus on his work.  His instincts tell him to trust no one and believe nothing; he’s not sure though whether this time he’ll succeed …


Silent Running, the first in the marine crime series to feature former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik.




Tough, fearless and fit, Marvik is not bound by the rules of the law.

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 and everything changes. Suspected by the police of not only her abduction and possible murder, but also the disappearance of a computer research scientist, it's clear Marvik is being framed - but by whom and why.  In a race against time, Marvik is sucked into a dangerous assignment and a web of deceit that will need all his skills, and those of his friend, former Royal Marine Special Forces Communicator, Shaun Strathen, to get to the truth. Their mission, to stop a ruthless killer before he kills again.

Fatal Catch  and Silent Running are available from all good book retailers and for loan in UK and USA libraries.




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