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pauline-rowson's picture
Jan.21.2014
Creating a likeable, interesting and complex main character, one the reader can have empathy with, one they want to trust, feel his/her pain and disappointments, root for throughout the story is the key to creating a successful and riveting crime novel.  Pauline Rowson author of the...
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Nov.16.2013
The evening starts innocent enough for Toby and Charlotte in BROKEN ALLEGIANCE: A TOM KAGAN NOVEL by Mark Young (ISBN: 978-0983266389; 346 pp). Eager young lovers, moonlight and a bottle of wine, an abandoned vineyard and blanket for two. It seems Toby's thought of everything, arranged the perfect...
lou-allin's picture
Feb.22.2013
              “Abandoning” a series is a harsh word. It sounds like an author tucked the books into a heated drop at a foundling hospital, or a love affair petered out. Maybe sales fell into the abyss.       ...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.06.2012
This is the report from the highly successful CSI Portsmouth 2012 event which I organise and at which I was appearing as a guest crime author. It was a tremendous day, very successful and enjoyable. Crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson, and crime experts from...
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Aug.23.2012
There are many different types of crime novels and crime short stories ranging from gritty gruesome, cosy comfortable to cops, robbers and gangsters, racy, action-packed thrillers, historical or contemporary crime novels, detective or private eye and many more variations in between. Then...
pauline-rowson's picture
Mar.13.2012
Make a note in your diary for this fantastic event on Saturday 3 November where you can meet and mingle with top selling crime authors and top forensic crime experts; hear how the authors write their popular crime novels, find out how much they draw on real life experiences and...
jm-cornwell's picture
Sep.18.2011
What is it about serial killers that people find so entertaining? Is it the inventive manner in which they torture and dispatch their victims? The way the investigators trap and catch the serial killer? The inner workings of sick minds excited and aroused by dispatching other human beings? I just...
pauline-rowson's picture
Aug.01.2011
I'm delighted to announce that Footsteps on the Shore, the sixth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime novels set on the South Coast of England, is to be published in paperback in August by Severn House Paperbacks and as an e book in September by Severn House Digital. Footsteps on...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jul.12.2010
One thing about writing a series (Inspector Andy Horton crime novels) is that some of the character names are already set, i.e. Inspector Horton, Sergeant Cantelli, Superintendent Uckfield.  Then there is DI Dennings, DCI Lorraine Bliss and others, so no need to think up new names for them.  But...
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Apr.16.2010
When asked who is the typical reader of my marine mystery crime novels I liken it to trying to catch the wind. Firstly, my crime novels will appeal to lovers of crime fiction.  So far so good but crime fiction is such a broad genre that what one person will love in a crime novel another will hate...