DI Andy Horton crime novel Blood on the Sand by Pauline Rowson to be published in Large Print in December

I'm delighted that Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery police procedural crime novels set on the South Coast of England is to be published in Large Print by Severn House on 31 December. It is currently available in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, as an e book and an audio book.


I'm pleased to say that Blood on the Sand, set primarily on the Isle of Wight, has received some great reviews.

"Another solid entry in a consistently well written series. Like Ed McBain, Rowson works many subtle variations on the procedural formula (including very interesting relationships between Andy and a couple of his superiors). A definite winner in the crowded field of British procedurals." Booklist

"A rapid fire tale." Kirkus

"The very tight plotting was very impressive and make me want to look out for further books by this author. A very enjoyable read."Eurocrime


Inspector Andy Horton’s holiday peace is shattered when stepping out across an abandoned golf course on the Isle of Wight on a cold, grey January, he finds himself facing a distraught young woman with a gun in her hand leaning over a corpse in one of the discarded bunkers. When she professes to be the dead man’s sister and psychic, Horton’s old adversary, DCI Birch, is convinced she is mentally disturbed and the killer, but Horton is not so sure. He feels a strange affinity towards the woman, and a sense of recognition even though he’s convinced they’ve never met. When it’s revealed that the dead man was working on a top-level environmental project on behalf of the European Commission, Horton is urged by Superintendent Uckfield to go undercover. His mission is to trap a clever killer, but he soon finds his own life in danger... Then another death changes everything. With no clear suspects, and a confusion of possible motives, a frustrating, complex case is complicated still further by Horton’s growing feelings and concern for the woman. As he goes in search of the truth, aided by Sergeant Cantelli, Horton uncovers a web of intrigue that ripples down the years, and which someone is determined should never be revealed.

It is available to buy on line and by order through all good bookshops and it is also available for loan from Libraries. 

Blood on the Sand
ISBN-13: 978-0727879899
£17.99

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