Pauline Rowson reveals secrets of successful crime writing to audience at Stubbington Library, Hampshire

Wow, what a great audience at Stubbington Library on July 12th when I was delighted to meet so many DI Andy Horton fans and reveal to them the secrets of crime writing - how I plot, research and write my crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

Pauline Rowson talking to the audience at Stubbington Library about her crime novels

Many DI Andy Horton fans were there to learn more about their hero detective who lives on a small yacht in Southsea Marina and rides a Harley Davidson.  The flawed and rugged Portsmouth detective DI Andy Horton  features in twelve crime novels. Fatal Catch, the twelfth in  the Horton crime series, was published in 2015 with number thirteen due to be published by Severn House in February 2017.

Pauline Rowson explaining how she plots her crime novels - Stubbington Library

I also introduced my new hero to the audience, Art Marvik the troubled former Royal Marine Commando now working as an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS).  Dangerous Cargo, is the second in the Art Marvik series was published by Severn House in the UK in May 2016. It is to be published in the USA in September 2016. The first in the Art Marvik series, Silent Running was published in the UK and the USA in 2015 and has been hailed by reviewers as 'A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed.'

The DI Andy Horton crime novels have been optioned by top UK production company, Lime Pictures, who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the TV screens. I also talked about the inspiration behind my two standalone thrillers, the award winning, In Cold Daylight and In For the Kill.

Pauline Rowson answering a question about her crime novels at Stubbington Library

I entertained the audience with  tales of my heroes and took a lively Q & A session which was followed by a book signing. It was a great evening and lovely to meet so many DI Andy Horton fans. My thanks to Hampshire Libraries and Stubbington Library in organising this event and to everyone who came.'

Pauline Rowson at Stubbington Library talking about her crime heroes DI Horton and Art Marvik

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