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Pauline Rowson at Pontarddulais Library, South Wales, talking about crime writing and her crime novels

The second stop on my book tour of South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge,was at Pontarddulais, a town situated just under ten miles to the north west of…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on October 10, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson book tour kicks off at Abertridwr Library South Wales

My recent book tour of talks in South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, kicked off in Abertridwr Library.

Abertridwr is a village in the borough of Caerphilly, Wales in the Aber Valley. The English translation is…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on October 8, 2013 at 2:58am — No Comments

British Detective, DI Andy Horton, on the New York Subway

Commuters and visitors travelling on the New York Subway are being entertained by the exploits of the rugged and flawed British detective DI Andy Horton as four of my crime novels circle the New York Subway.

Tide of Death, the first in the DI Horton series, …

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Added by Pauline Rowson on September 16, 2013 at 6:59pm — No 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

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

Book news and events for August and DI Horton goes on the London Underground

August is  traditionally a quieter month in terms of speaking engagements for me so it is a chance to get down to some hard graft on the writing front.  I'm running a little behind with the next DI Andy Horton, which will be number eleven in the series, but I am confident that I will make up time in August.



I also have two speaking engagements in August and am delighted to be giving a talk…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on August 2, 2013 at 8:09pm — 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

CSI events in UK proving to be a big hit with crime fiction and CSI fans

CSI Basingstoke, where crime fiction met crime fact, held on Saturday 6 July at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Hampshire, England, was a big hit with the audience. The sell out event was attended by a capacity audience of fifty crime fiction and CSI fans.

The event was modelled on the highly successful CSI Portsmouth, which I first organised in 2010. This year will be the fourth year of CSI Portsmouth,…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 8, 2013 at 11:55pm — 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

Unabridged audio book DI Horton Dead Man's Wharf narrator gets great review from AudioFile Mag

Gordon Griffin is the narrator of the unabridged audio books in the DI Andy Horton series . Gordon is the voice of DI Andy Horton and the other characters in the Horton novels and is currently recording Footsteps on the Shore. This will be followed by A Killing…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 18, 2013 at 3:03am — 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

New video interview uploaded - Pauline Rowson talks to Tony Smith about the DI Andy Horton Mystery Novels

In the latest video just uploaded here and on my You Tube Channel I'm talking to Tony Smith about the latest DI Andy Horton mystery crime novel, Undercurrent,set in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England and about the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton. (Recorded in March…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 24, 2013 at 7:20pm — 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 coming up in May - book news and events - Pauline Rowson

I’ve got some great talks lined up for May, which I am very much looking forward to. May also sees me continuing to write the eleventh in the DI Andy Horton Mystery series, as yet untitled. The first draft is done but there's a great deal more to do yet before it's even half way decent.

May has also seen the publication in the USA of the ninth in the DI Andy Horton series,…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 6, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson meets DI Horton fans at Hartlepool and Whitley Bay Libraries



Pauline Rowson talking at Whitley Bay Library April 2013

My mini tour of the North East of England was delightful and rewarding. Authors spend so much time working alone with only their characters for company that it is always good to get out and meet readers and that is just what I was doing in Hartlepool and…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on May 2, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

CSI Gateshead a big success with crime authors Pauline Rowson, Matt Hilton and Mari Hannah

Nearly a hundred and twenty people attended the first ever CSI Gateshead event at Gateshead Library on Thursday 25 April. Inspired by the CSI Portsmouth event, which I help to organise. The CSI Gateshead event was a huge success.

CSI Gateshead was modelled on the CSI Portsmouth event with some slight variation. The Gateshead event took place over two hours on an evening with one panel of crime fiction authors and crime experts whereas CSI Portsmouth is a full day event with…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on April 29, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments

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