Pauline Rowson is author of the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels, the Art Marvik thrillers and the 1950 set mystery series with Inspector Alun Ryga. Her mystery novels are set against the ever-changing backdrop of the sea in England.
Hayling author Pauline Rowson celebrates publication of her second atmospheric 1950s set mystery series featuring Inspector Alun Ryga, DEATH IN THE HARBOUR. Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, is sent to Newhaven, East Sussex to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his wife has gone missing.
Myra Swinley is convinced that her police constable husband’s death was no accident, and that he would never have lost his footing on a dark, foggy November night on the quayside of Newhaven Harbour while on his beat. Determined to get to the truth she visits Scotland Yard to ask his former friend, Detective Superintendent Street, to investigate. Street says they have no basis to do so, but when Myra fails to return home from her visit to the Yard, Inspector Ryga is sent down to the Sussex coast to investigate. Accompanied by former war photographer, Eva Paisley, who has been airlifted back to England after suffering a wound incurred in Korea, Ryga’s investigation soon begins to uncover some puzzling facts. Painstakingly, and with Eva’s assistance, Ryga begins to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his sensible law-abiding wife has gone missing.
Pauline Rowson says, 'I’m delighted that the second Inspector Ryga is published. It was very enjoyable researching and writing it and I hope my readers enjoy the further exploits of my thoughtful detective and his accomplice, former war photographer, Eva Paisley.’
Hayling Island Book Shop will have signed copies of Pauline’s book and her other crime novels.