Pauline Rowson's Blog - Posts Tagged "kill"

When I first started writing fiction I wrote from the female character's point of view but often I found myself wanting to switch main characters from the female to the male in the novel. It wasn't until I started writing crime novels and Tide of Death and introduced Inspector Andy Horton that I found my 'voice' as they call it in writing parlance. Once I started writing from the male point of view everything began to fall into place.

I also prefer single person point of view which means that you follow the story through the eyes of Andy Horton in my marine mystery crime novels and through Adam Greene in my thriller, In Cold Daylight and Alex Albury in In For The Kill.

When people ask me why I write from the male character's point of view I often joke that maybe it's because I am a closet man. But I don't really know. Perhaps it's because I have worked in male dominated environments for most of my life, or perhaps it's because of my personality. Whatever it is, though, I don't think it matters, it's just the way I write and if people enjoy it - great!

You can listen to an interview I did with Rob Richardson on Express FM about how I write my marine mysteries at
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Published on March 02, 2009 07:03 • 95 views • Tags: cold, crime, daylight, death, fiction, for, horton, in, inspector, kill, marine, mystery, novels, of, tide
My radio phone in interview with Alex Dyke on Wight FM on 16 April was lots of fun. It was great to talk to people via a phone-in and to answer questions they’d e mailed in regarding my novels and how I write. I'd love to do more radio phone-ins so hope I can link in with other radio stations on this soon.

I was also delighted to find that the Captain sailing the Wightlink ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, on my way over to the Isle of Wight for my radio interview, was Captain Paul Marshall who was the Captain on the St Clare at the time of my eight hour marathon book signing event in May 2008. He left the bridge on Wednesday - in the capable hands of his chief officer I hasten to add - to come and say 'hello' and chat while we waited to sail into Fishbourne.

All in all a pleasant couple of days on the Isle of Wight, where my thriller, In For The Kill is set. The Suffocating Sea (an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel) also ends on the Isle of Wight. You can read all about my novels, business books and more on my official web site
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Published on April 17, 2009 06:29 • 98 views • Tags: alex, andy, boat, crime, di, dyke, ferry, fishbourne, fm, horton, in, inn, kill, marine, mystery, novel, portsmouth, radio, sea, suffocating, thriller, wight, wightlink
Three of my crime and thriller novels feature the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. In For The Kill, the fast-paced thriller starring Alex Albury, is set there; The Suffocating Sea, an Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery ends there, and Blood Upon The Sand, another Horton crime novel, which I've just finished writing, is also set there. I've posted some photographs on my blog http://www.paulinerowsonmarinemysteri...

In In For The Kill, Alex's life descends into a living nightmare when his identity is stolen. Newly released from prison and living on a houseboat in Bembridge Harbour, Alex sets out on a quest to discover who framed him for fraud and embezzlement, vowing to destroy this man as he has destroyed Alex's life. You can listen to me reading the prologue on my web site at

In The Suffocating Sea, Andy Horton is forced to confront the past, not just that of the victim found badly charred on a burning boat, but of his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. As the pieces of a long ago puzzle begin to unravel it soon becomes clear to Horton that this is one mystery someone is determined he should never solve - masterminded by a dangerous adversary who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out. You can read more on the web site at

And the new Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery is called Blood Upon The Sand. It is not yet published because I've only just finished writing it. On his way back to Portsmouth from Guernsey, Andy moors his yacht at Bembridge Marina on the Isle of Wight and discovers a woman leaning over the body of a man in the disused bunker on St Helens Duver. Soon Andy finds himself embroiled in another murder case, this time complicated by the emotional turmoil he feels for the woman who everyone believes is the killer.

I'll be reading an extract from Blood Upon The Sand shortly and posting it on my web site, ( and my You Tube channel but for now you can read a more detailed blurb at
I'll let you know when it's going to be published.

Hope you enjoy the photos. If you get the chance, the Isle of Wight is well worth a visit. It has some stunning scenery and is great walking country.
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Published on April 25, 2009 06:16 • 85 views • Tags: bay, bembridge, blood, crime, duver, embezzlement, fraud, helens, horton, in, inspector, kill, marine, mystery, novels, sand, sea, st, suffocating, thrillers, upon, whitecliff