On location with DI Horton in Undercurrent - the new marine mystery crime novel

The new DI Andy Horton, number nine in the series, called Undercurrent, will be published in the UK and Commonwealth on 31 January and in the USA on 1 May 2013. Like all the DI Horton novels it is set against the backdrop of the sea in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

In this crime novel DI Horton has a new mystery to solve as well as continuing with the search for the truth surrounding the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago. Undercurrent is set in July around Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, at Gunwharf Quays - which is renamed Oyster Quays in the Horton novels - and around Langstone Harbour. Here is where Undercurrent was created.



DI Horton enters Portsmouth Historic Dockyard after reports of a body being found

DI Horton and Sergeant Cantelli are taken to Number One Dock where an historic Monitor M33 is located
 
The body of Dr Douglas Spalding naval historian in found in Number One Dock is it suicide, or was he pushed?

DI Horton's investigations take him to Oyster Quays at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour


And also to Langstone Harbour
Horton is convinced they’re looking at murder; but not so his bosses.  Angry and frustrated at the lack of investigation, Horton goes out on a limb to prove he’s right. Whichever way he turns, he finds the death has all the hallmarks of a cover up at the highest level, but who is behind it and why? Soon Horton begins to find disturbing similarities with his own private investigations into the disappearance of his mother thirty years ago. As he gets closer to the truth it seems someone is determined to stop him finding the killer and keep the truth from ever coming out, even if means death: Horton’s and others’ . . .

Published in the UK and commonwealth on 31 January 2013 and in the USA and as an ebook on 1 May 2013. 

My thanks to the staff at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, England and to the Institute of Marine Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth.

For more details visit my website at www.rowmark.co.uk 

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