DI Andy Horton 11 - Shroud of Evil - now published in paperback


Shroud of Evil, the eleventh in the Solent based crime series featuring the Portsmouth copper, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton  is published by Severn House in paperback.  It is already published in hardcover and as an ebook in the UK, USA and Commonwealth.

Publishers Weekly says of Shroud of Evil , "A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down," while Booklist reviewer hails Shroud of Evil as "A  swirling cyclone of action leading to a shocking conclusion that will leave  readers eager for the next installment in this always-surprising series."


A DI Andy Horton Police Procedural crime novel


The DI Andy Horton crime novels are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. They have been hailed as "compelling," "multi-layered and complex" "a great read for mystery lovers".

In Shroud of Evil Horton is assigned what appears to be a trivial case of a missing person, private investigator Jasper Kenton, who he believes has absconded with a client 's money but when Kenton turns up dead all that changes. What's more the case has some surprising personal ramifications for Horton which forces him to withhold vital information. As he struggles to crack the case, he knows it is only a question of time before someone discovers he’s kept silent and when that’s revealed, his part in hindering a major investigation could end his career.

US reviewer Booklist describes DI Andy Horton as " an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms."

The DI Andy Horton series has been optioned by top UK television production company Lime Pictures, makers of Channel 4's Hollyoaks,who are seeking to bring the enigmatic sailing detective to the television screens.

Pauline Rowson is author of twelve novels in the DI Andy Horton series, two standalone crime novels and the first in a new crime series, introducing former marine commando, SBS officer Art Marvik in Silent Running published by Severn House in 2015. The second in the Art Marvik marine crime series, Dangerous Cargo, is to be published in spring 2016.

Fatal Catch the twelfth in the DI Andy Horton crime series has been published in the UK in hardcover by Severn House Publishers. (28 September 2015). It will be published in the USA on the 1 January 2016 and released as an ebook on 20 December 2015

Shroud of Evil has been described on Amazon as a "A traditional whodunit with modern twists and realistic procedural content."  It is available from all good book retailers and for loan in UK and USA libraries.

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