My fictional detective, DI Andy Horton, is based in the Solent area and the Horton marine mystery crime novels include members of a fictional Hampshire Police Marine Unit. I was delighted to meet the 'real thing' when I introduced police officers from the team of the Hampshire Marine Police Unit at the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Conference in April.
PCs Kerry Murray and Matt Gransden provided a fascinating and informative talk about the splendid work they do. They gave me plenty of ideas not only for plots for future DI Horton crime novels but also for characters!
Hampshire Police Marine Unit provide lots of ideas for new DI Horton crime novel: