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Tide of Death, the first in the DI Andy Horton Series on Special Kindle Deal from 23-26 August Only

Tide of Death introduces the enigmatic DI Andy Horton, whose patch is Portsmouth and the Solent area on the South Coast of England. The action opens on a foggy August Bank Holiday and to mark the occasion Tide of Death is on a special offer on Amazon Kindle for August Bank Holiday, only 23 - 26 August. So if you haven't met Andy Horton yet here's your…


Added by Pauline Rowson on August 22, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

The Suffocating Sea only £1.99 or $3.34 on Amazon Kindle until 31 August

The third in the DI Horton series (currently eleven) set on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is on a special Kindle offer for August only £1.99 or $3.34.

As Horton is forced to confront his past he's faced with a dangerous adversary who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out...

DI Horton is…


Added by Pauline Rowson on August 13, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments

Death Surge (DI Andy Horton 10) on great special offer for Cowes Week

To celebrate international yacht racing and Cowes Week, Death Surge, the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series of police procedural crime novels, set against the backdrop of Cowes Week is on a special price promotion via Aerbooks.

At only £2.49 and $3.99  for one week only until 7…


Added by Pauline Rowson on August 1, 2014 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Great line up of best selling crime authors, police and forensic experts for CSI Portsmouth 2014

I'm delighted to announce the great line up of best selling crime authors, crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, on Saturday 8 November.

This year joining me on the panel in the morning will be crime author M.C. Beaton with crime experts, Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police…


Added by Pauline Rowson on July 30, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

Like listening to crime audio books? Some great offers on my crime novels at Audible

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on July 15, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

The wonders of Worthing beckoned crime author Pauline Rowson

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 the foot of the beautiful South Downs, and is ten miles west of Brighton, and eighteen…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 30, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact is to be sponsored by Pan Macmillan's Bello imprint

I'm delighted that Publisher, Bello, Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint is to sponsor CSI Portsmouth 2014

CSI Portsmouth brings together bestselling crime authors, police, crime and forensic experts to debate crime fiction versus crime…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 28, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson entertains the audience of Ringwood U3A with tales of crime

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 26, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments

A captive audience for tales of DI Andy Horton at Solent U3A

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.…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 13, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Deadly Waters, a DI Andy Horton crime novel, on Special Offer on Kindle Now

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on June 7, 2014 at 2:58am — No Comments

Secrets and lies and how they lead to murder in the new DI Andy Horton Crime Novel, Shroud of Evil, by Pauline Rowson

How far would you go to protect a secret? Would you risk your job for it, your friends your family? Would you kill for it?

The story behind the latest DI Andy Horton crime novel, Shroud of Evil number eleven in the series, explores the corrosive nature of secrets. It plunges the flawed and…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 30, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson entertains the audience at Bognor Regis with the exploits of her fictional DI, the flawed and rugged Andy Horton

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,…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 23, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments

What's good about crime? CrimeFest 2014

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 19, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments

More library talks lined up for crime author, Pauline Rowson in 2014

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 …


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 15, 2014 at 1:12am — No Comments

What's in the diary for May

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 5, 2014 at 11:25pm — No Comments

The story behind the detective - DI Andy Horton in Death Surge

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 Horton series,set…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The new DI Andy Horton by Pauline Rowson, Shroud of Evil, number 11 in the series, now published

April sees the publication of the eleventh in the DI Andy Hortonpolice procedural crime series,Shroud of Evil.



Added by Pauline Rowson on April 1, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson explains how she researches British police procedure for her crime novels

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…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 26, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson passes on tips on writing a novel to the Chiltern Writers Group

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.

Pauline Rowson explaining her system of writing her novels to Chiltern Writers Group

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.…

Pauline Rowson talking about developing characters to Chiltern Writers Group


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 18, 2014 at 1:53am — No Comments

CSI Winchester a great success, next CSI event is in Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact

Over a hundred people packed the performance hall at Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire on Saturday 8 March for CSI Winchester to listen to me and my fellow crime author Natasha Cooper debate crime fiction and crime fact with crime experts from Hampshire Police, Jane Aston, Supervisor Fingerprint Examiner and Carolyn Lovell, Head of Operations for Hampshire Police Crime…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 10, 2014 at 11:03pm — No Comments

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