All Blog Posts Tagged 'novels' (260)

A Killing Coast, DI Andy Horton (7), now published in paperback and as an audio book

A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Andy Horton series has been published in paperback and as an unabridged audio book. Already available in hardcover and as an e book, published by Severn House, it has been released as an unabridged audio book by Isis publishing, read by Gordon Griffin who also reads the others in the DI Horton series. Published in the UK, Commonwealth and America,…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on November 15, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson explains how she uses time frames in novels when writing the DI Andy Horton crime series

Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a series, as I do with the DI Andy Horton novels, are a tricky thing. There is ‘real time’ and there is ‘fictional time’.

In ‘real time’ I write two DI Horton novels a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the current novels are set over a period of sixteen months, which means there are an awful lot of murders in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, making it…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on November 12, 2013 at 9:18pm — 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.…

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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…

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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…

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

MURDER BEACH MYSTERY REVIEWS - New James Lee Burke Novel

Review of Light of the World by James Lee Burke. A violent picture of evil. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com

Added by William Wilde on September 8, 2013 at 3:20am — 3 Comments

Death Surge, the new DI Andy Horton, (10) now published in the UK and Commonwealth

Death Surge, the tenth in the mystery crime series, featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, is published by Severn House in the UK and Commonwealth. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2014 when it will also be released as an e book and available on all devices including Kindle, Kobo and Nook.

The DI Andy Horton series has received good reviews both in the UK and the USA where they have been hailed as 'multilayered, twisted and complex,' and likened to the…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on September 4, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Writing a crime series and keeping each novel fresh

Writing a crime series and keeping each novel fresh is always a challenge for crime writers. There are now nine in the DI Andy Horton series and number ten, Death Surge, is being published by Severn House in September 2013 in the UK and on 1 January 2014 in the USA. So DI Horton has come a long way since first appearing in Tide of Death in 2006.

So how does a writer keep the series fresh and the central character of interest to readers?

Readers buy my books…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on August 27, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

MURDER BEACH MYSTERY REVIEWS - Elmore Leonard R.I.P

Commentary on the late Elmore Leonard and his work in the Crime fiction genre. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com

Added by William Wilde on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson discusses how her DI Horton mysteries are transformed from a simple idea into a fully formed book

I'm often asked if I have a writing routine. There are writers who write the same time every day come what may; others who will write a certain number of words every day and when they've done their quota, they'll knock off.  Me? I have no real set routine but I do like to write every day, speaking engagements permitting.



Some days when the words flow or I am at a…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on August 8, 2013 at 3:02am — No Comments

Who else writes like? Choosing crime novels to read

It is often difficult to find a new author and one whose novels you think you might enjoy but libraries are a great place for dipping your toe in the water, or rather for letting your fingers do the choosing and there is also a handy little book that can help with that. I came across this when I was appearing at Chichester Library recently with fellow crime…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 23, 2013 at 6:29pm — 2 Comments

Pauline Rowson speaking to the Hamble Valley U3A about murder, mystery and mayhem

Over a hundred people turned out on a hot July afternoon to listen to me talking about murder, mystery and mayhem. I was honoured and delighted to entertain Hamble Valley U3A with a talk about crime writing and my crime novels.

The audience were very friendly and it was good to meet some DI Andy Horton fans and introduce my crime novels to some new readers.

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 12, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Video Interview with Pauline Rowson - Bringing in the Baddie

I've uploaded a new video here to my You Tube Channel. In this video interview I'm talking to Tony Smith about bringing in the baddie.

It's also featured on my publisher's website.

There are lots more interviews on my …

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 6, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments

Write up on CrimeFest 2013

CrimeFest 13 was buzzing. It was great to catch up with some of my fellow crime writers, meet lots of lovely crime fiction fans and meet up with my publisher, Severn House.

The panel session on Friday morning was well received by a lively audience and my In the Spotlight Session later the same morning where I talked about "The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel" was standing room only.…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 4, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson looks forward to taking part in CrimeFest 2013

I'll be taking part at CrimeFest 2013 this weekend where I'll be on a panel on Friday 31 May and will also be talking to the audience about The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel.

My panel appearance is entitled: Evening All: A Policeman Calls. It takes place between 10:10 - 11:00am on Friday 31 May when I'll be appearing with fellow crime authors Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis, J.C. Martin and Kerry Wilkinson.

I'll also be conducting an In The Spotlight session…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 31, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments

Latest Reviews for DI Horton, Undercurrent, from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist

Undercurrent has been published in the UK, Commonwealth and USA and has also been released as an e book. The ninth in the DI Andy Horton series set on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight has received reviews from top USA book magazines, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 17, 2013 at 6:44pm — 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…

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

What's a Good Read Worth? 99 Cents?

   I'm primarily an author, but I enjoy working in business, too. My husband and I buy closeouts from major U.S. manufacturers and resell them to discount stores. When the dollar stores gained popularity years back, U.S. manufacturers couldn’t compete with the off-brand imitations being sold for a…

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Added by Laurie Stevens on April 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Does you book need a swift kick in the spine?

I have been on a blog hiatus for a while but I'm back! I have plenty of space for 2013 if any of you are interested in promoting your new release or giving an older book a swift kick in the spine. Contact me here at Crimespace for details.

Added by Susan Whitfield on April 6, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

Footsteps on the Shore ( DI Andy Horton 6) now available in Large Print in the UK

Footsteps on the Shore the sixth in the DI Andy Horton series was published in Large Print in the UK on 28 March by Severn House Publishers. It will be published in Large Print in the USA on 30 May…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on April 2, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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