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Compelling mystery novels that you can’t put down


A Knock at the Door – click for more information

Who is she? Who was she?

A bedraggled woman appears on Rory Cavenham’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, convinced that the year is 1972. But she claims to have lost her memory, so she doesn’t know why.

Fast-moving and engrossing, A Knock at the Door is part mystery thriller, part detective story and part romance, and even hovers on the edge of science fiction, though it always keeps both feet firmly on the ground. And all the familiar Rowlands features are here in abundance – vivid and believable characters, intricate plot, sparkling dialogue, beathless pace.

Find out why one beta reader reports, “I was snatching at the pages to find out what it was all about.”




The Mike Stanhope series

Click book cover to learn more. Click link underneath cover to read first ten chapters on this page.

Alternative Outcome: Mike Stanhope 1
Deficit of Diligence: Mike Stanhope 2
Denial of Credit: Mike Stanhope 3
The Concrete Ceiling: Mike Stanhope 4
Now or Not at All: Mike Stanhope 5
Not Exactly True: Mike Stanhope 6


Stand-alone mysteries by Peter Rowlands, writing as Anders Teller or under his own name:
Never Going to Happen by Anders Teller (a.k.a. Peter Rowlands)
A Knock at the Door by Peter Rowlands


What readers are saying about Peter Rowlands’ mysteries

“Enjoyable, multi-layered story …”

“Have you ever read a book you hoped would never end? This was it!”

“Beautifully written, with an intriguing romantic twist …”

“A great representation of the quality of work that is sometimes overlooked or ignored by the publishing world.”

“A fast-paced mind-bending intellectual thriller.”

“This isn’t your typical mystery book where you get all of the answers at the end. There are a number of mysteries going on at the same time It works really well and makes you keep reading …”

“It had all the right elements – mystery, suspense, and romance.” 


Mike Stanhope

“Rowlands is doing a great job of developing a likeable character in writer Mike Stanhope.”

“He’s just an ordinary man who gets into difficult situations. He isn’t perfect; he makes mistakes. He’s authentic, believable and realistic.” 

“He ends up getting things done with his persistence.” 

“He’s just a normal guy who tenaciously asks questions until he gets to the bottom of a mystery, often with some dire consequences" 

“I loved the main character. He’s like someone I might know first hand. I agree with another reader’s sentiments, that he’s not a navy seal, an FBI agent or an expert in kick boxing. He’s normal and human.”


Stranger than fiction!

Scottish cycle holiday, 1943

popup|The Highland route taken by the two women

Two young women set off from Crieff at the height of the war to tackle the Highlands on bicycles. How did their plan work out? You can find out by reading their diary on this website. It brims with warmth and immediacy, and brings to life an almost forgotten aspect of that increasingly distant time.

Click here to find out more about the Scottish diary »



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Escape Sequence is available on a limited basis.

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Escape Sequence 

A mystery drama 

by Peter Rowlands



This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real
people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Certain real organisations and locations are mentioned, but
all events and activities relating to them are entirely fictitious.


Peter Rowlands has asserted his right under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
to be identified as the author of this work


© Peter Rowlands 2015. All rights reserved. 


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