An Interview with Pauline Rowson on Lovereading - Author of the marine mystery series of crime novels featuring DI Andy Horton and of fast paced thrillers

The book lovers website Lovereading has added author information including links to my official web site, my Facebook page and my Twitter feed.  They've also included an interview with me. 

You can read the full interview here.  Below is a snippet from it. Hope you enjoy reading it.

"Every known murder scene has a detective combing for clues. Every detective has a prime enemy - and it's not the criminal. For the detective, the first enemy is often the crime scene itself. It is here that the battle begins to uncover the grim truth about the murder. And a detective's nightmare crime scene has got to be a place where all the best clues could be swept away by the tide. There couldn't be a better place to set a crime story.

Pauline Rowson is well aware of the pull of murky watery places for the twisted criminal mind. She has created a whole new crime subgenre - the marine mystery featuring her flawed and rugged detective, Inspector Andy Horton.


So who is this detective, Inspector Andy Horton?

“DI Andy Horton is fit, flawed and rugged. He has been left psychology scarred after his mother walked out on him when he was ten leaving him to be raised in children’s homes and with foster parents. He has a desperate desire to belong and yet is always on the outside. Just when he thinks he's found happiness, Catherine, his wife, chooses to believe an allegation of rape while Horton was working undercover. In Tide of Death, the first in the series, Horton is back on his own again and in each novel in the series along with a new crime to solve, Horton goes in search of the truth about his mother’s disappearance.”

Why is the sea so important in your crime and thriller novels?

“The sea creates a very atmospheric setting for the crime novels. It gives them a sense of place. In my novels it has almost become a character in itself. It's alive, it's beautiful, it's calming but it's also dangerous, misleading and evil. No matter how much you think or wish you can control it, you can't. Sometimes you need to go with the flow and other times swim against the tide and the trick is knowing when to do which. Andy Horton hasn't quite got it sussed, or when he thinks he has something happens to throw him completely off course."

Read the full interview.

The Inspector Andy Horton series in order: Tide of Death, Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man's Wharf, Blood on the Sand and Footsteps on the Shore.

Crime thriller novels: In Cold Daylight, In For the Kill.

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