All Blog Posts Tagged 'South' (25)

A captive audience for tales of DI Andy Horton at Solent U3A

Over a hundred people turned out to hear me talk about my flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton on 11 June at Solent U3A.  I entertained members of the audience with tales of the dogged Portsmouth cop and explained how I plot, research and write my crime novels set on the South Coast of England.…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 13, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Drugs and poisons on the morning panel at CSI Portsmouth 2013 where crime fiction meets crime fact

Over 130 people gathered at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on a blustery day, punctuated by the occasional shower, on Saturday 2 November to listen to two panels of crime authors, crime experts and police debate crime fiction and crime fact. It was great to see so many people there and to welcome back those who had attended the previous CSI Portsmouth events.…


Added by Pauline Rowson on November 6, 2013 at 12:34am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson shares the secrets of crime writing at Neath Public Library

The final talk of my mini book tour of South Wales on the 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, was at Neath Library.

The town of Neath is situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot located on the River Neath. It was a market town that expanded with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century with the new manufacturing industries of iron, steel and tinplate. But just as with the other…


Added by Pauline Rowson on October 18, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Elvis Presley, the Porthcawl ferret and a thunderstorm on the second day of my book tour in South Wales

The second day of my mini book tour of South Wales on 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, started with a coffee and a lovely walk along the delightful seafront in Porthcawl (town by the sea) where I picked up some amusing and interesting ideas for characters and…


Added by Pauline Rowson on October 16, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson at Pontarddulais Library, South Wales, talking about crime writing and her crime novels

The second stop on my book tour of South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge,was at…


Added by Pauline Rowson on October 10, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson book tour kicks off at Abertridwr Library South Wales

My recent book tour of talks in South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, kicked off in Abertridwr Library.…


Added by Pauline Rowson on October 8, 2013 at 2:58am — No Comments

New video interview uploaded - Pauline Rowson talks to Tony Smith about the DI Andy Horton Mystery Novels

In the latest video just uploaded here and on my You Tube Channel I'm talking to Tony Smith about the latest DI Andy Horton mystery crime novel, Undercurrent,set in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England and about the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton. (Recorded in March…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 24, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Isis Publishing buy unabridged audio book rights to three more in the DI Horton Mystery Series by Pauline Rowson

Isis Publishing, the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books, has bought the rights to three more crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton.

Isis has already published four unabridged audio books in the DI Horton mystery crime series: Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man’s Wharf and Blood on the Sand  which are published in…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 10, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Looking back at the highlights of 2012

2012 was another busy and rewarding year with two new DI Andy Horton Mystery crime novels, (number seven and eight in the series published), A Killing Coast and Death…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 22, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

New DI Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline Rowson to be Published by Severn House in January

I'm delighted to announce that I have signed a contract with my publisher Severn House for the next in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime novels set on the South Coast of England.

Undercurrent is the ninth crime novel to feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and is set in Portsmouth, UK. It is to be published in the UK January 2013 and in the USA in July 2013. It is…


Added by Pauline Rowson on September 18, 2012 at 12:01am — No Comments

To Polish, Or Not To Polish?

King of Sorrow, my next novel, is nearing completion. Now I'm battling with two very serious dilemmas. 


As always I call on the advice of other, more experienced authors than myself, those autors who have walked the line, who have lived to tell the tale. Here are the two obstacles:


1) Should I have the first 3/4 chapters polished by an editor before submitting sample chapters to publishers for consideration? I've heard this is a good idea, but it costs a…


Added by James Fouche on February 23, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

I'm on a photoshoot this weekend for publicity purposes for the DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novels

I'm on a photo shoot this weekend aboard a very impressive and luxury Fairline motor cruiser. It's not DI Andy Horton's type of craft as my readers know - he is a 'proper' sailor, the type that likes a pole and a bit of a sheet on it - no, this boat is much more up Detective Superintendent Uckfield's street. In fact I think I'll make it… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on August 26, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments

The Private Detective Inside Me

In the late 1970s, working as a journalist for a New York syndicate I went down to Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina to interview the legendary mystery writer, Mickey Spillane.

            Beginning in 1947, Spillane wrote a series of hard-boiled paperback novels starring a tough-as-nails private detective named Mike Hammer. Titles such as Vengeance Is Mine and I, The Jury and My Gun Is Quick sold in excess of 180 million copies and…


Added by Ron Base on August 5, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Review: "South of Shiloh" by Chuck Logan

Minnesota crime author Chuck Logan came up with the biggest jerk of a protagonist ever in "Absolute Zero." I gave the novel its own absolute zero in this review. But there was something about ol' Chuck that I liked. No matter how much I hated his characters, his writing style piqued my interest.

I decided to give him another chance, this time with…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 28, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

A Chat with Michael Stanley (aka Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip)

Any thoughts of a formal interview with Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (aka Michael Stanley) rapidly disappeared when we were lucky enough to meet up with the collaborating South African duo on their flying promotional trip to Melbourne in mid May. For a start it simply wasn't necessary, and for a second, these are two crime writers who can really tell a story - on the page, and in person. Mind you, one can't help but imagine that a lot of social settings with these two head off in slightly… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 24, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Review: A Carrion Death, Michael Stanley

Alexander McCall-Smith’s No. 1 Detective Agency introduced us to a delightfully fresh setting for crime stories, namely Botswana. His well-known work, featuring the much-loved Mma Ramotswe is a rollicking string of morality tales imbued with good humour and an African charm uniquely its own. But his stories can be seen as deflecting from the true nature of crime, hankering instead after an Africa that’s more nostalgia than reality.

Not so… Continue

Added by Richard Kunzmann on May 6, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Review: Catch Me a Killer, Micki Pistorius

An insightful profile of South Africa’s leading forensic profiler

Every crime writer needs his or her good sources, and this is one of those autobiographies by a top forensic profiler which is invaluable, particularly when you're writing about serial killers in South Africa. The political and social landscape of that country are unique, and it is terrifying to see the kind of violence which that country's apartheid history bred. When Micki first came to work for the… Continue

Added by Richard Kunzmann on April 15, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Book Review: A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn (Picador)

There's a lot happening on the international crime fiction scene these days, and so much of it seems to be linked to Southern Africa. Roger Smith's hardboiled Mixed Blood has become a pressure-cooker story on the international front: German publishers have snapped it up and the film's been optioned with Samuel L. Jackson linked to the project. Then there's Michael Stanley and the writing duo's A… Continue

Added by Richard Kunzmann on March 8, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Time and Tide




South Boston, MA:

Guys that look like me don’t do well in prison.

They just don’t, it’s proven fact. If you’re not one of the blacks or the Mexicans or the skinheads or the chinks, you’re in no man’s land and you might as well kill yourself on the first night because you’d only last two days, maybe a week tops and that’s if you get yourself thrown in solitary. If you’re just an average guy who’s not… Continue

Added by Liam on March 8, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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