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Monday, 20 October 2014

Undercurrent - DI Andy Horton 9 - now available in Paperback

Undercurrent, the ninth in the popular crime series featuring the Portsmouth based copper, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton has been published in paperback. It is already available as an ebook.

There are currently eleven  books in the DI Andy Horton series,  with the twelfth being published in Spring 2015. Like others in the Horton series, Undercurrent has received glowing reviews in the UK and America.

Library Journal in the USA said, "Those seeking an outstanding British police procedural will devour the ninth entry in Rowson’s sea-oriented series. Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist’s tortured journey while creating abundant tension for the main plot of political intrigue."

The DI Andy Horton novels have been compared by reviewers with those in the "upper echelon of American procedurals by Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey."

They have been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police drama” by setting it against the powerfully evocative backdrop of the ever changing sea in the Solent area on the South Coast of England. Her cops are tough yet fallible.

Undercurrent, the ninth in the DI Andy Horton series


Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the Major Crime Team is adamant it is suicide. Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure. Then another body is found in similar circumstances and Horton is convinced they’re looking at murder; but not so his bosses.  Angry and frustrated at the lack of investigation, Horton goes out on a limb to prove he’s right. Whichever way he turns, he finds the deaths have all the hallmarks of a cover up at the highest level, but who is behind it and why? Soon Horton begins to find disturbing similarities with his own private investigations into the disappearance of his mother thirty years ago. As he gets closer to the truth though someone is determined to prevent it from ever coming out, even if means death

Booklist says, "As usual, Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced, knuckle-biting action."


The DI Andy Horton crime series delivers a continuing narrative that includes compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic entanglements and political intrigue and has attracted interest from film and television.

Friday, 17 October 2014

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

If you've enjoyed Pauline Rowson's crime novels please leave a review on Amazon

Recommendation is a great way to spread the news about a good book so if you've enjoyed reading any of my crime novels I'd be delighted if you could take the time to leave a review.

If you are a customer of Amazon (even if you didn't purchase my book via them) you can still leave a review by logging into your account and clicking on the crime novel/s you have read.

If you have read any of my crime novels please do take time to leave a review on Amazon UK  or Amazon USA even if it is a one line sentence. And for those of you who have already done so, many thanks.


A DI Andy Horton crime novel


Pauline Rowson's books are available in paperback, as ebooks, and on Kindle. Some are also available in hardback, in large print and as audio books.  They can be bought from any bookshop in the UK and USA and are available on loan from libraries in the UK, USA and Commonwealth.

Pauline Rowson is the author of two standalone crime novels, the award winning, In Cold Daylight, and In For The Kill and eleven novels in the popular police procedural DI Andy Horton series, set against the atmospheric backdrop of the every changing sea on the South Coast of England, in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Severn House buy World English language rights to new DI Andy Horton crime novel

Severn House Publishers has bought World English language rights to the twelfth in the popular crime series featuring the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton written by British Author, Pauline Rowson.

Fatal Catch will be published in the UK and Commonwealth in April 2015 in hardcover and in the USA in hardcover in August 2015 when it will also be released as an e book and available on all devices including Kindle, Kobo and Nook.

The highly acclaimed DI Andy Horton series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.  Horton's patch is Portsmouth CID. The series has  received glowing reviews in the UK, Commonwealth  and the USA where Rowson's novels have been hailed as 'multi layered, twisted and complex,' and likened to the novels of Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Ed McBain.

Shroud of Evil in the DI Andy Horton crime series was published by Severn House in 2014.

Pauline Rowson lives in Hampshire and has been long listed for the Dagger in the Library Award and her thriller, In Cold Daylight was voted the third most popular novel for World Book Day 2008.  Her novels have been translated into several languages.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

CSI Portsmouth 2014 - a one day event where crime fiction meets crime fact - Saturday 8 November

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

BBC Radio Solent Pauline Rowson talks to Steve Harris about the enigmatic detective, DI Andy Horton

It was great to talk to Steve Harris, standing in for Julian Clegg on the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Solent on Thursday 2 October even though it was fairly early in the day (6.40am) and I hadn't had a caffeine injection.


Pauline Rowson talking to Steve Harris


We chatted about Undercurrent, DI Andy Horton (9) just published in paperback (October 14), about the latest in the Horton series, Shroud of Evil being available in hardcover and as an ebook and the forthcoming CSI Portsmouth on 8 November 2014.


Undercurrent - DI Andy Horton 9. Now in Paperback, also available as an ebook





Steve also asked me about the background to my enigmatic detective, DI Andy Horton and I explained how Horton is a flawed and rugged cop whose patch is Portsmouth CID. He's prepared to take risks and is fearless in his search for justice. He's been raised in children's homes and with foster parents after his mother abandoned him as a child. He has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside. Being alone is his greatest fear, yet he is alone.

Steve also asked me how I plot my crime novels and I explained briefly how I draw up plot lines and map out the main storyline, the sub plots and Andy Horton's quest to find the truth behind his mother's disappearance, using it as a storyboard. And all this is a five minute radio interview!








It was great fun and lovely to see the production team again, including the amazing Sam Fraser, who presents the 5a.m show. I don't know how she does it! But if you're up at that time in the morning and live, work or are travelling in the Radio Solent area then it is well worth tuning into her programme.


Sam Fraser, BBC Radio Solent and Pauline Rowson

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