Pauline Rowson's Blog – July 2011 Archive (9)

Nearly finished the first draft of the next DI Horton crime novel, number 8 in the series, number 7 out early next year

I've now written 70,000 words of the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel which will be number eight in the series.  Number seven, A Killing Coast, is scheduled for publication in hardcover early in 2012. As soon as I have the jacket image and more information on the publication details of A Killing…

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 29, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Crime authors and experts lined up for CSI Portsmouth 2011, it's promising to be a great event

The speakers are now in place for the exciting CSI Portsmouth event on Saturday 5 November 2011 where, during a packed day, crime fact meets crime fiction as top crime authors and crime experts come together to debate crime, answer questions and provide the audience with an informative and entertaining day.

This will be the…

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 26, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

In Cold Daylight, a thriller, is dedicated to fire fighters. Guys I salute you, you do a great job and long may you continue to do so

Last night I attended a reunion.  They're not usually my scene, but this one was different.  It was in the fire station in Southsea and it was members of my husband's former watch, Red Watch, who had come together to wish one of their colleagues good luck as he retires from full time service to take a job share with another fire fighter (a new innovation in the fire service in the UK) as a fireman. It was a moving experience to step inside the fire…

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 25, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Crime Fiction Festivals and Conventions in the UK - Harrogate, Crimefest and CSI Portsmouth

Crime has descended on the otherwise respectable spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. Not a crime wave as in the criminal sense, although that could always happen, but an invasion of crime fiction writers and crime fiction fans. Yes, the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Festival , or the Harrogate International Festival as it is now called, has kicked off and runs until 24…


Added by Pauline Rowson on July 22, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Creating enduring characters is the answer to a continuing literary career

Robert McCrum's excellent article in the Guardian at the weekend rang home with…

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 18, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Is crime fiction set for a rise in sales? Publishers think so, crime authors hope so!

I read an article at the weekend that said "Crime often spikes when the economy splutters, but does demand for crime fiction surge as well? Publishers hope so."  So do crime authors.

The article went on to detail how several publishing houses are launching mystery imprints in hopes of gaining a toehold in the thriving crime-fiction market.

Crime has… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 11, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Tide of Death and my thriller, In Cold Daylight, now published in China

Tide of Death, the first in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels set in the Solent area of England, and my thriller, In Cold Daylight, have now been published in China. …


Added by Pauline Rowson on July 8, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

On the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio on 13 July talking about my marine mystery DI Horton crime novels and thrillers

I shall be on BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday 13 July talking to Julian Clegg on his Breakfast Show, giving him and his listeners an update on my marine mystery crime and thriller novels. It will be an early session as usual, at about 6.45 a.m. It's always great to talk to Julian and to be on the radio and I really…

Added by Pauline Rowson on July 5, 2011 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Andy Horton series just released as an unabridged audio book

Today sees the publication as an unabridged audio book of the fifth in the marine mystery series of police procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton Blood on the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on July 2, 2011 at 1:40am — No Comments

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