A photo shoot, interview and talk to celebrate World Book Day and the publication in paperback of Death Surge, DI Andy Horton 10.

World Book Day on 5 March 2015 turned out to be publication in paperback day for Death Surge, DI Andy Horton 10 and as a result it generated a photo shoot at Gosport Hard, a talk to some lovely fans of DI Andy Horton at Gosport Discovery Centre and an article in The News, Portsmouth.

Pauline Rowson at Gosport on the launch in paperback of DI Andy Horton, Death Surge

Death Surge, featuring the flawed and rugged sailing detective, DI Andy Horton opens during Cowes Week when a telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Horton’s sailing trip. Summoned back to the Isle of Wight, Horton learns that Johnnie has not shown up for racing during Cowes Week, as previously arranged.The investigation is ranked low priority by Horton's boss, DCI Lorraine Bliss, until the charred remains of a body are discovered in one of the disused tunnels at the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth.  Horton's investigations soon take him to Haslar Marina and Fort Gilkicker in Gosport. What began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer.

Death Surge, available in paperback and as an e book - DI Andy Horton 10

I met some great Andy Horton fans at the Gosport Discovery Centre and in a book signing following my talk introduced the flawed and rugged detective to some new readers.

Pauline Rowson talking to the audience at Gosport Discovery Centre

Pauline Rowson explaining to the audience how she writes her crime novels

 I was also interviewed by Sophie Day, a reporter from The News.

Pauline Rowson being videoed by News reporter, Sophie Day

The photo shoot took place at 5pm just as the sun was fading and light was fantastic over Portsmouth Harbour looking across from Gosport to Portsmouth.

Gosport Ferries crossing Portsmouth Harbour, location for DI Andy Horton crime novels

Brittany Ferry sailing into Portsmouth Harbour

Sun setting over Haslar Marina featured in DI Andy Horton, Death Surge

Andy Horton sailing back to Portsmouth after being summoned by Sergeant Cantelli's frantic phone call

My thanks to Bob Rowson, photographer

My thanks also to the News photographer, Malcolm Wells.

All in all a very enjoyable and productive evening.

Death Surge is already published in hardcover and as an ebook by Severn House. It has been hailed in the USA as a "crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist."


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