Bournemouth Central Probus, Pauline Rowson how she writes her mystery crime novels
Bournemouth Central Probus Pauline Rowson talking about her 1950 mystery DEATH IN THE COVE
I explained how I come up with ideas for my crime novels of which there are now twenty and how I turn these ideas into multi-layered plots full of twists and turns, clues and Red Herrings, of course.
I also told the audience how I develop my plots by creating a storyboard; how I create the characters using spider grams and how I research the police procedure and the forensic aspects of the novels drawing on not only the Internet but the many police and forensic experts I know.
Bournemouth Central Probus Pauline Rowson demonstrating how she develops characters and plot lines
A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past.
"A detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey." Mystery People Magazine
Marvik faces a desperate battle to save others from a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed
"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley
England 1950, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing.
When the body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset, Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard is sent to investigate. Recently promoted, the thoughtful, observant Ryga, is on his first solo investigation outside of London, and is keen to prove his worth. Ignoring the warnings of the local police inspector, and the Dorset Chief Constable, that his trust in Eva Paisley is misjudged, Ryga quickly realises that her observations could provide the breakthrough he needs in a complex murder investigation and the answer to the haunting circumstances that have sent the man in the pinstriped suit to his death.