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The fifth Inspector Horton crime novel
The page proofs have arrived for the new Inspector Horton marine mystery crime novel Blood on the Sand which is being published on 25 February 2010. This is the final stage before the novel goes to print and perhaps the most nerve racking for me, (apart from publication that is) because it is too...
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I am delighted to say that I will be the guest speaker at a charity literary lunch being held to raise funds for The Wessex Cancer Trust on 17 November at The Concorde Club on the outskirts of Southampton, close to Southampton Airport. The Wessex Cancer Trust supports many aspects of cancer care,...
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Lee-on-the-Solent Library, Hampshire, England
I've just uploaded some photographs taken yesterday at my talk at Lee-on-the-Solent Library in Hampshire.  The  small library was built in the 1930's and has been recently refurbished, though I guess it's had many refurbishments since it was opened! There was a nice sized crowd, about twenty, which...
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I've just received the jacket image for the cover of the new Inspector Horton marine mystery crime novel, which is to be published by Severn House on 26 February 2010.  The design follows through from my previous crime novels using the marine theme. My crime novels are set against the backdrop of...
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Avid crime fiction readers and crime writers in particular will be pleased to learn that The Times has linked with CrimeFest for 2010 to provide media coverage for this exciting convention. The increased publicity this will bring for the genre is to be welcomed. The Times will also be covering the ...
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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...
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The third DI Andy Horton Marien Mystery crime novel
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...
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I’m delighted to announce that I have just signed a contract with Severn House for the publication of the fifth DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery crime novel called, 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...
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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...
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Pauline Rowson talking at The Richmond Book Festival
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...
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I'm off to the North of England on a mini tour with speaking engagements lined up. I'm looking forward to it.  I shall be at the Newcastle City Library on Tuesday 29 September at 2pm, followed by a visit to North Tyneside Central Library in the evening at 7pm.  The next day it's off to North...
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An Inspector Horton Marine Mystery
Ideas for novels come from a variety of sources: overheard conversations, stories relayed by others, personal experience, locations and the news. On my blog I recently mentioned the Windsurfing Festival on Hayling Island as a potential idea for an Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery crime novel,...
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The Suffocating Sea - An Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel
Ask this question of crime fiction fans and you'll get varied answers.  Some like the gritty gruesome, others prefer cozy comfortable.  Some enjoy a literary style crime novel, others a racy, action-packed page turner. Reading about exotic locations turn some readers on whilst others enjoy 'home...
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It's official, Autumn is here (according to the Metrological office in Great Britain or the Fall as it's called in the US) and it's shaping up to be a lively time with several book signings and talks lined up for me, as well as the  release of The Suffocating Sea (an Inspector Horton Marine Mystery...
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The third Inspector Horton Marine Mystery
I've just uploaded a new video.  In the latest podcast I briefly discuss  my marine mystery crime novel, 'The Suffocating Sea,' and read an extract from Chapter One. The Suffocating Sea is the third Inspector Horton Marine Mystery.  It is set in the Solent area on the south coast of England.  ...
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