Marine Mystery Country - Location Shots for the new DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, Footsteps on the Shore

The new Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, the sixth in the series, Footsteps on the Shore is set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England. Published today 27 January 2011, I thought I'd post some of the location photographs of where this Andy Horton novel is set.


Footsteps on the Shore once again features the rugged Harley Davidson riding and sailing detective, Andy Horton, assisted by Sergeant Cantelli and often thwarted by his boss DCI Lorraine Bliss, and working with the head of the major crime team the coarse and blunt Detective Superintendent Uckfield.

This novel is set in Portsmouth, around the historic shores of the Roman Fort Portchester Castle, the marina, which in the Horton novels is called Horsea Marina and on the Hayling Island Coastal Path.


Horsea Marina (really Port Solent) featured in Footsteps on the Shore, Tide of Death and The Suffocating Sea


The Roman Fort of Portchester Castle looking across Paulsgrove Lake from Horsea Marina (Port Solent)

Looking into Portchester Castle from the shore


The Watergate at Portchester Castle looking across Paulsgrove Lake to Portsmouth

The Hayling Island Coastal Path
Footsteps on the Shore

Friday the thirteenth begins badly for DI Andy Horton when he wakes to find his Harley has been vandalized and his boss, DCI Lorraine Bliss, has returned early from her secondment to HQ. Then, convicted murderer, Luke Felton, released on licence, is reported missing and a decomposed corpse is washed up in Portsmouth harbour. But before Horton can get a grip on either case, he’s called to a house where a woman he’d only met the day before has been brutally murdered. Is missing Luke Felton the prime suspect, or is it his body in the mud of the harbour? Horton is under pressure to get results, but things are about to get much worse for the beleaguered detective …

Footsteps on the Shore is published in hardcover by Severn House and is available from bookshops and on line.

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