Many of my crime novels are in unabridged audio book format, published by Isis and read by the very talented actor and voice artist Gordon Griffin.
They have received some lovely reviews including this one below.
Dead Man's Wharf Audio Book Review
Gordon Griffin's delivery enhances the story's setting, the Solent area of the south coast of England, with its atmosphere of mist and the scent of the sea. As gruff Inspector Andy…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 15, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments
On Saturday 28 June I was invited to talk to readers at Worthing Library about crime writing and my crime novels.
Worthing is a seaside town and the largest in the county of West Sussex. It nestles at…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on June 26, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on June 13, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments
My crime novels have been chosen to be featured in special sizzling summer promotions this year with June kicking off with a great offer on Kindle, Deadly Waters, the second in the DI Andy Horton series…Continue
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Had a great time talking to the audience at Bognor Regis Library on 20 May. They were a lovely friendly group of people and I was delighted to meet many die hard DI Andy Horton fans.
If you haven’t tried the DI Andy Horton novels yet, there are currently eleven in the Horton series, with the latest,…Continue
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My panel appearance at CrimeFest 2014 was on Friday 15 May at 17.10 and the last panel of the day. Beforehand I spent some time catching up with some of my fellow crime writers and my publisher before taking tea and a delicious slice of Bara Brith Cake (Welsh fruit loaf) in the cafe in Bristol Library where I chatted to the librarians, delighted to hear that my crime novels are very popular with their readers.
After fortifying myself it was time to head for the Green Room in…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 19, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments
Three more speaking engagements in libraries have been added to my calendar of events for 2014 which means that I will be speaking and meeting lots of readers in libraries around the UK.
I’m delighted to have been asked to speak to readers at Bognor Regis, Worthing, Lymington, Yate and Weymouth Libraries about the flawed and rugged hero …Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 15, 2014 at 1:12am — No Comments
In May I'll be appearing at Crimefestin the UK. I'll be on a panel on Friday 16 May with fellow crime authors Elizabeth Haynes, Chris Longmuir, Lesley Thomson and Felix Francis entitled "What’s So Good About Crime?" It will be held between 17.10 and 18.00. CrimeFest takes place at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel, UK from 15 - 18 May 2014.
Then on Tuesday 20 May I will be entertaining the audience at Bognor Regis Library…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 5, 2014 at 11:25pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on April 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I'm often asked how I research my crime novels and in particular the police procedure and crime scene investigation side of things. I'm not married to a police officer or a former police officer (although I am married to a former fire-fighter) so I don't have inside knowledge except when it comes to fires, burnt bodies and serious road and other incidents which fire fighters attend, and they can all be incorporated into a crime novel, which indeed I have done.
So where do I…Continue
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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.
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.…
Added by Pauline Rowson on March 18, 2014 at 1:53am — No Comments
On Thursday 20 February I was delighted to entertain the volunteers of the Southampton and District National Trust.
I talked about the inspiration behind the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels, where I get my ideas from, and how I write the…
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 21, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Whose story is it? That is a question every writer needs to ask him or herself before starting to write a novel, or if not then certainly while writing and revising it. From whose viewpoint are you telling the story? Is it single viewpoint or multiple viewpoint? Is it male or female or a mixture of both? Beware the latter though and having too many viewpoints because that will not only muddle the story and slow it down but it will also confuse you, and more importantly the…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 17, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments
I had great time entertaining the ladies of the Young at Heart Club (part of Brandon Care) on Wednesday 5 February. They certainly lived up to their name. They were a very lively bunch.
Against the backdrop of fierce winds, torrential rain and thunder I talked about murder mystery and mayhem. Very appropriate…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 6, 2014 at 11:21pm — No Comments
February sees the publication in paperback of Death Lies Beneath,the eighth in the series of British Police Procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton. It has also be released as an unabridged audio…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 3, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments
Creating a likeable, interesting and complex main character, one the reader can have empathy with, one they want to trust, feel his/her pain and disappointments, root for throughout the story is the key to creating a successful and riveting crime novel.Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on January 22, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on January 10, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments
Here is a round up of the highlights of 2013, videos and photo slide show to come in following blogs.
My thanks to all my readers, my publishers, to the libraries and organisations who have hosted my talks, to the audiences who came to listen to me, to the press, radio presenters and their listeners, bloggers and their readers and to my family, friends and everyone who has supported me throughout 2013 and an special thanks to the hunky DI Andy Horton!
Wishing you all a very…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 24, 2013 at 11:12pm — No Comments
A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…Continue
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