Pauline Rowson's Blog – October 2009 Archive (7)

Good news for crime writers

Crime writers in the UK in particular will be pleased to learn that The Times has linked with CrimeFest for 2010 to provide media coverage. The increased publicity this will bring for the genre is to be welcomed. The Times will also be covering the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which includes the CWA Dagger in the Library, which yours truly was delighted to be long listed for in 2008.

Since it first came to the UK in 2008 CrimeFest has become an… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 29, 2009 at 3:27am — No Comments

Some interesting facts -Crime/Mystery Books in the UK

Crime/Mystery Books

•In the 52 weeks to 13th September 2009 consumers

purchased an estimated 20.5 million crime/mystery books.

•6% of these books were bought as Christmas gifts.

•Retired people accounted for 23% of crime/mystery purchases.

•The average price paid for a crime/mystery hardback was £9.92.

•12% of crime/mystery books were bought online.

Source: BML's Books and Consumers survey.

For more information on this… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 21, 2009 at 12:36am — 3 Comments

THE END - or is it?

I was asked the other day how I feel when I tap out the immortal words THE END at the completion of a novel.

The timing of the question was quite eerie because I was just reaching the final pages of the copy edits of my latest DI Horton marine mystery crime novel Blood on the Sand which is being published by Severn House in February next year. It is the fifth in the Inspector Horton series.… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 21, 2009 at 12:21am — No Comments

Large Print, Reviews and Frankfurt

I received the large print edition of The Suffocating Sea, the third in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime novels last week, and it looks good. This will now be on sale on line or to order through bookshops, and also available on loan through libraries. In addition, The Suffocating Sea is available as a talking book, which can be bought as a… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 12, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Book contract signed for the new DI Horton

I’m delighted to announce that I have just signed a contract with Sutton/Severn House for the publication of the fifth DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery crime novel, BLOOD ON THE SAND, which will be published on 26 February 2010 at the same time as the paperback version of DEAD MAN’S WHARF.

For those of you who would like a taste of what is to come for Andy Horton look no further…

Blood On The Sand by Pauline Rowson

The fifth Inspector Horton Marine Mystery Crime…

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 7, 2009 at 12:02am — 5 Comments

Guest Appearance at Mayors' Reception

I was delighted to be asked to the Mayor of Havant’s reception and the grand opening of the newly refurbished arts and heritage centre in Havant, Hampshire, called The Spring, on 2 October.

The mayor of Havant, Jackie Branson, was entertaining all the mayors from around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – twenty two of them I believe. It is a tradition that each mayor takes it in turn annually to host an event and to give a small gift to… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 4, 2009 at 12:58am — No Comments

Mini Book Tour A Success

There was certainly a welcome in the hillside and on the banks of the River Tyne for me in the north of England this week during my mini book tour, which kicked off at Newcastle City Library and ended at The Richmond Walking and Book Festival. I met some fantastic people who made me very welcome and very kindly bought tons of my books. Thank you.

The new city library at Newcastle is most impressive and a million miles away from the libraries of… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on October 2, 2009 at 11:51pm — No Comments

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