Critical acclaim for Pauline Rowson in the USA for her Portsmouth based DI Andy Horton detective series

I'm delighted that my latest DI Andy Horton, Footsteps on the Shore, published in the UK in January and in the USA this month (May) has been given a star rated excellent review in America by top American reviewer Booklist who has compared it, and my writing, to best selling crime authors in the US Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and in the UK to Peter Robinson and John Harvey.

Booklist, has heaped praise on the latest in the DI Andy Horton series claiming it to be ‘outstanding’ and ‘it deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelons of both American procedurals (those by McBain or Joseph Wambaugh, for example.).’

Ed McBain laid down the formula that defined the urban police novel and Wambaugh is a best selling American crime author who is also creator of Police Story, NBC-TV, 1973-1977 and The Blue Knight, NBC-TV, 1977.

The review from Booklist says, ‘Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife ( like Harvey's Frank Elder). Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.’ Booklist

I am obviously delighted by this review. It is very rewarding to get such a strong recommendation from a reputable reviewer like this in America.

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