Pauline Rowson's Blog – January 2012 Archive (10)

Chance for UK library users to nominate their favourite crime authors for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award 2012

The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA) Dagger in the Library, 2012 gives UK readers and librarians the chance to nominate their favourite crime author for this prestigious award.  I was delighted to have reached the long list  in 2008 and would be chuffed if I made it again to either the long list or the short list.



Nominations opened on 1st January 2012 and close on 31st March 2012 so there's time to get your…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 30, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Publication day in the UK for the NEW DI Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, A Killing Coast, by Pauline Rowson

A Killing Coast by Pauline Rowson I'm delighted to announce that  the seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England, A Killing Coast …
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 26, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Working on final revisions of the next DI Horton marine mystery crime novel, number eight in the series

Yes, I am now working on what I hope to be the final revisions of the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, the eighth in the series. It is at this stage that I review the phrases and words I've used and those I've over used and try and replace them for something else and possibly a word more evocative, emotional or stimulating depending on the…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 23, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Footprint Analysis - A step forward for sleuths and crime writers?

Everyone knows that fingerprints are unique but what about footprints? I came…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 18, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

What is the difference between a crime novel and a thriller? Pauline Rowson discusses

I'm often asked what is the difference between a crime novel and a thriller, and I have to admit I have difficulty in answering this question even though I have written…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 16, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of my favourite crime writers and a great inspiration: Reginald Hill

I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Reginald Hill, a great crime writer and without doubt one of my favourites and the inspiration for my own crime writing career. Although best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels I also love his thrillers and his humorous series set in Luton, featuring the black private detective Joe Sixsmith.



I first discovered Reginald Hill in 1978. I was ill and my husband, home on leave from the armed forces, bought A Clubbable…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 15, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Good news from the Audio Publishers Association - audio book sales rising with highest increase in unabridged audio books

News from the Audio Publishers Association in America is very welcome with the release of their annual Survey Highlights for Audio Books showing an increase in audio book sales over the last year. This is good news for me on a personal level because I have several of my…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 12, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Crime writer Pauline Rowson to help celebrate National Libraries Day in the UK - 4 February 2012

I'm delighted to be involved in helping to celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 4 February when I will be at Portsmouth Central Library between 10.30am to 12.30pm.…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 11, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Blood on the Sand, the fifth DI Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson, just published in Large Print format

Blood on the Sand  has been published in Large Print format by Severn House.  It is the fifth in the marine mystery series of police procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton.. …



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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 3, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Looking forward to 2012 - lots lined up, new DI Horton crime novel, talks, appearances and media interviews for crime author Pauline Rowson

The New Year and 2012 promises to be an exciting year with lots already lined up. It begins with the publication in the UK on 26 January of the NEW DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, the seventh in the DI Horton series, A Killing Coast. Publication in the USA follows on 1 May 2012.…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 2, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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