Falling in love with fictional character, DI Andy Horton
I was recently asked if I was just a tiny bit in love with the main character in my series of crime novels featuring the modern day detective, DI Andy Horton. The answer is yes and not just a tiny bit but a lot. DI Horton is fit, about forty and fearless. And to me he is gorgeous despite or maybe because of his flaws.
I thought it might sound odd saying that I was in love with Andy Horton but having read a recent survey that said a high percentage of women are more in love with fictional characters than their partners I feel a lot better about it. Apparently James Bond tops the list of the character most women love and he too is fit and fearless and I suppose if you think of the films rather than the books, where you can let your imagination create your own version of Bond, it depends which Bond you have fallen in love with. I know who my hero is but I'm not telling.
There are now nine in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels with the most recent published in 2013, called Undercurrent.
DI Horton will appear again in Death Surge to be published in the UK and Commonwealth on 23 September 2013 and in the USA in February 2014.
I'm currently writing the eleventh in the series and I can guarantee that once again Horton goes out on limb to solve a crime and gets into all sorts of trouble.