DI Andy Horton's patch is the Solent - it's the busiest waterway in Europe

The Solent is the busiest waterway in Europe and one of the busiest in the world with around one million commercial and Naval shipping movements per year and in excess of 10 million pleasure craft movements per year. It is DI Andy Horton's patch.

The Solent - Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight featured in the DI Andy Horton crime novels

DI Andy Horton is often crossing the Solent with my fictional Police Marine Unit - Sergeant Dai Elkins and PC Ripley.  While the real Hampshire Police Marine Unit area stretches from Dorset to Sussex and out to 12 miles offshore.

Portsmouth International Port, featured in Pauline Rowson's DI Andy Horton crime novels

Their remit includes counter terrorism patrols, the reduction and detection of marine crime, investigation of marine incidents and fatalities, policing large events, supporting the UK Border Agency, Coastguard, and Harbour Authorities and responsibility for countering serious and organised crime and preventing child abduction.  Plenty of material there for more DI Horton novels!

Hampshire Marine Police Unit

Hampshire Marine Police Unit

You can follow the Hampshire Police Marine Unit on Twitter @HantspolMarine

Silent Running is published in hardcover in the UK and is available to buy on line or from all good bookstores.  It is also available for loan in UK libraries. It will be published in the USA on July 1st when it will also be released as an e book and available on Kindle and all other devices.

Pauline Rowson is also the author of the DI Andy Horton MarineMystery Series of which there are currently eleven. Number 12 in the Hortonseries, Fatal Catch, will be published in September 2015.

She is also the author of two standalone crime novels, In Cold Daylight and InFor The Kill.

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