All Blog Posts Tagged 'and' (77)

Pauline Rowson entertains the audience of Ringwood U3A with tales of crime

On Thursday 19 June I had the pleasure of speaking to members of a very friendly and welcoming U3a at Ringwood. Ringwood is an historic market town in Hampshire (England) located on the River Avon, on the western edge of the New Forest. It’s situated between Southampton and Bournemouth.

Apparently Ringwood had a long history of a thriving hand knitting industry. (I knew I should have taken my knitting). It became famous for its "Ringwood" woollen gloves, which were knitted in…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 26, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments

The story behind the detective - DI Andy Horton in Death Surge

The inspiration for Death Surge came like all the other novels in the series featuring the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton from the location. It is locations that inspire me and with the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson passes on tips on writing a novel to the Chiltern Writers Group

On Thursday 13 March I was welcomed by a very lively group of writers at the Chiltern Writers Group, Wendover, UK, where I was pleased to be able to pass on some tips and techniques on writing a novel.

Pauline Rowson explaining her system of writing her novels to Chiltern Writers Group

My talk was on the perfect system for planning, researching, plotting and writing a novel. I covered from concept to completion using mind maps, plot lines; developing and keeping track of characters, and factoring in research.…

Pauline Rowson talking about developing characters to Chiltern Writers Group


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 18, 2014 at 1:53am — No Comments

What comes first - plot or character? Pauline Rowson discusses

The answer is that the two are so interlinked it is difficult to say what comes first. The characters drive the plot but in order to create the characters you must have an idea what the plot is about.

In my case, in respect of the …


Added by Pauline Rowson on February 11, 2014 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Entertaining the audience with tales of crime - Pauline Rowson talks about how she writes her crime novels to Monks Brook U3A

At Monks Brook U3A on 8 January I was delighted to talk to the audience about my DI Andy Horton crime novels, how I draw my inspiration from the area in which the novels are set (the Solent area on the South Coast of England) and my method for developing plot lines and creating…


Added by Pauline Rowson on January 10, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Severn House Publishers to publish the new DI Andy Horton, number 11 in the series, in 2014

Severn House Publishershas bought World English language rights to the eleventh in the mystery crime series featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton.

Shroud of Evil will be published in the UK and Commonwealth in April 2014 in…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 13, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

The Controversial Life of a Book: The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray

The Controversial Life of a Book: The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray is now at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog.

Added by Mitzi Szereto on December 12, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Interview With Austin Camacho

The Creatures, Crime, and Creativity conference is in a few weeks. Here's my interview with author and organizer Austin Camacho.

Added by Dana King on August 21, 2013 at 12:53am — No Comments

Nobody Move! This Is a Post About Heist Films!

So a week ago I caught Ocean's Eleven, the Steven Soderbergh version, on TV. I never thought that version or the original were particularly good, but it got me thinking about the whole genre of heist movies. First, I should set out my own definition of what a heist movie is. A heist movie should be about one particular robbery, not a story about a string of robberies. Second, the theft is the work of a team rather than an individual. Third, the item being stolen has to be elaborately…


Added by Cary Watson on November 30, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus, the fourth Crime Wave Press title, is out now!!!

W hen a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why. He discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok. Together with his dogged assistant, an orphaned boy…


Added by Tom Vater on October 31, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

CROSSFIRE DIAMONDS just released October 2012., available everywhere.


Added by George Snyder on October 27, 2012 at 2:40am — No Comments

Review - Treachery in Bordeaux, Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen


Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen


Location:  France, Bordeaux

Series:  Benjamin Cooker

Publisher:  Le French Book

Year of Publication:  2012

Strange things are happening at the Moniales Haut-Brion wine cellars in Bordeaux. Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? World-renowned wine specialist turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien search the city and the…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 12, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

New book: "Legalized Crime"

Legalized Crime by Roger C. Bull


This provocative, scandalous and controversial book is not available at:



Added by Roger C. Bull on August 14, 2012 at 5:10am — No Comments

Review - Slash and Burn, Colin Cotterill

Book Title:   SLASH AND BURN

Author:  Colin Cotterill

ISBN:  9780857381972

Location:  Laos

Series:  Siri Paiboun

Publisher:  Quercus

Year of Publication:  2011

Dr. Siri was 72 years old in 1974 when he was forced out of retirement and grudgingly became Laos's national coroner. Now he might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he's never loved the job, and he wants to spend some time with his wife before his…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 16, 2012 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Review - A Dark and Broken Heart, R.J. Ellory


Author:  R.J. Ellory

ISBN:   9781409124146

Location:   USA

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2012

It should have all been so easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred grand from the thieves who stole it in the first place and who could they turn to for help?

Madigan is charming, resourceful, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he's up to his neck in debt to Sandià - the drug king…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 12, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Finnish Crime: “Raid And The Blackest Sheep” By Harri Nykanen

Harri Nykanen, is a Finnish author who has written nearly 30 books and is best known for his Raid series. While Nykanen's work has been translated into many languages, Raid and the Blackest Sheep is one of his only two novels published in English. Raid character in Finland, however is very popular and a TV series was developed based on Raid stories which has…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on May 11, 2012 at 2:02am — No Comments

Review - Partners and Crime, Rochelle Jackson (True Crime)


Author:  Rochelle Jackson

ISBN:  9781742372556

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2012

What attracts women to dangerous men? For Georgina Freeman (married to illegal casino king George Freeman), Ann-Marie Presland (girlfriend of organised crime figure Bob Trimbole), Fran Stratford (partner of murderer Billy 'The Texan' Longley), Jeannie Cako (wife of armed robber Fred Cako) and Coral Watson (ex-wife of NZ murderer…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on March 6, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Review - Tooth and Claw, Nigel McCrery

Book Title:   TOOTH AND CLAW

Author:  Nigel McCrery

ISBN:  9781849160186

Location:   United Kingdom

Series:   Mark Lapslie

Publisher: Quercus

Year of Publication:  2009

Carl Whittley is at home.  He's twenty-two and charged with caring for his crippled father.  It's not much of a life but he has plenty of distractions.  He's just tortured a sexy, young TV presenter to death and he's planning to blow an anonymous commuter to pieces.

DCI Mark Lapslie…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 10, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Review - Death and the Spanish Lady, Carolyn Morwood


Author:  Carolyn Morwood

ISBN:   9780975112939

Location:   Melbourne

Series:   Eleanor Jones

Publisher:   Pulp Fiction Press

Year of Publication:   2011

Death and the Spanish Lady is the first novel in a trilogy featuring Sister Eleanor Jones.  

The year is 1919 and Eleanor has returned to Melbourne after nursing in France.   Her intention to knit herself up after war is played out against a richly realised…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 6, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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