Pauline Rowson marine based crime novels score hit with library users

Pauline Rowson's marine mystery crime novels are proving to be a hit with library readers as the latest figures on borrowing from UK public libraries in the Public Lending Rights league table show them having been loaned out almost 50,000 times in 2015 with Death Surge, Shroud of Evil and A Killing Coast all featuring the flawed and rugged Portsmouth based cop, DI Andy Horton, the most borrowed crime novels.

A DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel

There are twelve in the police procedural DI Andy Horton series with Fatal Catch published by Severn House in  the UK in September 2015 and in the USA in January 2016. 

A DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel

My other crime novels include two standalone crime thrillers, In For the Kill and In Cold Daylight  which was voted by the public as the third most popular read for World Book Day 2008 and my new marine based crime series features former Royal Marine commando, special boat services officer Art Marvik.  Marvik appears in Silent Running  published in 2015. The second in the series, Dangerous Cargo is being published in 2016. 

An Art Marvik marine crime novel

 My crime novels are set against the back drop of the sea on the South Coast of England.  They are not only popular with UK readers but also those in the USA and Commonwealth where they have received rave reviews and where they are also extensively borrowed from libraries.  They are on sale in both printed and e book format and many are also available in large print and as audio books. Many of them have been published into several languages.

Public Lending Right (PLR) allows authors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries. Payments are made annually on the basis of loans data collected from a sample of public libraries in the UK.  PLR systems have been established in many countries around the world including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France and Ireland. British authors can benefit from PLR payments in these countries which have a reciprocal agreement with the UK.

Thanks to all my readers. I'm very honoured and delighted that my crime novels are giving a lot of people so much pleasure.

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