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On location with Inspector Andy Horton in THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS, no. 8 in the Solent Murder Mystery Series

MEET DI ANDY HORTON IN THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS He’s a risk-taking Harley-Davidson-riding, sailing detective who doesn’t always play by the rules . . . which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. (Please note this was previously published as Death Lies Beneath). Detective Inspector Andy Horton is at the funeral of ex-con Daryl Woodley. He’s there to keep an eye on the mourners and watch out for a big-time crook, who they suspect was involved in Woodley’s murder. But it’s a perplexing case. Prior to his death, Woodley was assaulted and spent three days in hospital before discharging himself. His body is found by a dog walker on Farlington marshes, three miles from the hospital. How did he get there? The funeral surveillance appears to be a bust. But the next morning Horton is called out to another suspicious death. A woman’s body is found on a yacht wreck, stabbed in the back. She’s wearing a black figure-hugging dress and a wide-brimmed bl

DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mysteries top Amazon Kindle Bestselling Charts

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Three of the newly re-published DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mysteries by Pauline Rowson have reached the top of the charts on Amazon Kindle Bestseller List.  THE LANGSTONE HARBOUR MURDERS, no. 2 in the series; THE CHALE BAY MURDERS no 7 in the series and THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS no. 8  all flew into top place on Amazon best selling charts category heist crime and feature in the Top 100 best selling books.  Published by leading independent publisher Joffe Books, the gripping crime novels featuring the Harley-Davidson, sailing detective, Inspector Andy Horton are all being re-published with new covers and titles and are proving a hit with readers across the globe. All fifteen in this tantalizing series will be published by the end of 2022. They are all set against the backdrop of the ever-changing sea in Portsmouth and the surrounding area and on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Un-putdownable, written by an exponent of the

The story behind Inspector Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery - THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS

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Like most of my novels, THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERs ( no. 8 in the DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery Series) is inspired by locations in the area where I live and where the novels are set, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. It is also inspired by topical crimes.  In this case, metal thefts, fraud, boat salvage operations and more. In addition in it my troubled detective, Andy Horton, discover a lead in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his mother when he was ten, which sets him off on a journey to find the truth about what really happened to her after she walked out of their council flat in a tower block in inner city Portsmouth one foggy November day in 1978 never to be seen again. But back to locations…     There were two areas that helped inspire me for the setting of THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS (previously published as Death Lies Beneath) one was the marshes on the northern boundary of the city of Portsmouth facing on to Langstone Harbour, Farlington Marshes

Meet DI Andy Horton in THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS Book 8 in the Solent Murder Mystery Series

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NOW PUBLISHED ON AMAZON KINDLE AND IN PAPERBACK Delighted to announce that book number 8 in the DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery series is published by Joffe books on Amazon Kindle and in paperback. It's another complex case for our renegade detective. (Please note this was previously published as Death Lies Beneath). Detective Inspector Andy Horton is at the funeral of ex-con Daryl Woodley. He’s there to keep an eye on the mourners and watch out for a big-time crook, who they suspect was involved in Woodley’s murder. But it’s a perplexing case. Prior to his death, Woodley was assaulted and spent three days in hospital before discharging himself. His body is found by a dog walker on Farlington marshes, three miles from the hospital. How did he get there? The funeral surveillance appears to be a bust. But the next morning Horton is called out to another suspicious death. A woman’s body is found on a yacht

MEET DI ANDY HORTON IN THE CHALE BAY MURDERS

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He’s a risk-taking Harley-Davidson-riding detective who doesn’t always play by the rules . . . which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. (Please note this was previously published as A Killing Coast). Suspicious lights at sea, decomposing bodies and an old flame send Horton down a rabbit hole in this captivating crime thriller. An elderly man obsessively watches the coast from his Victorian house high on the hill above Ventnor. When he observes mysterious lights out at sea, he reports them to the police. The local police think he’s a bit of a nuisance. And when Horton interviews him he’s inclined to agree. A judgement he may bitterly regret. Meanwhile a call comes through from Horton’s partner, DS Cantelli. A woman’s decomposing body is pulled out of the sea, wearing a Victorian-style dress. The post-mortem gives them a massive shock. And when another body is found, Horton thinks he’s got a serial killer on his hands. At this point the l

It’s Friday the thirteenth and Detective Inspector Andy Horton’s luck is about to run out

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Suspicious lights at sea, decomposing bodies and an old flame send DI Andy Horton down a rabbit hole

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The Chale Bay Murders, DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery book 7, a captivating crime thriller. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Another difficult case for Detective Inspector Andy Horton brilliantly written by Pauline Rowson. As well as the main plot we are taken further along the twisted roads of his mother's disappearance 30 years ago and the recent estrangement from his wife and daughter." Rod V.