Pauline Rowson's Blog – November 2013 Archive (5)

A visit to the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau for crime author Pauline Rowson

Crime authors get to research all sorts of interesting things and last Saturday I spent a fascinating morning at the Fingerprint Bureau at Hampshire Police Support Headquarters at Netley, UK, learning how the fingerprints taken at the scene of crime and of people in police custody are identified. Although I'd researched this before and have had lots of advice from the Fingerprint Team I went there specifically to ask questions that relate to the…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on November 22, 2013 at 3:31am — No Comments

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

Marine crime and international crime on the afternoon panel at CSI Portsmouth 2013

The afternoon session at CSI Portsmouth 2013 began at 2pm on Saturday 2 November, following a highly successful morning panel session which focused on drugs and drug related crime with crime experts Mick Ellis from Hampshire Police and Dr Alex Allan a forensic toxicologist from Triple A Forensics along with myself as crime author and moderator and crime author Kerry Wilkinson.…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on November 8, 2013 at 7:50pm — 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

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