Undercurrent - DI Andy Horton 9 - now available in Paperback, as en ebook on Kindle & Kobo and as an unabridged audio book

Undercurrent, the ninth in the crime series featuring the flawed and rugged Portsmouth copper,  DI Andy Horton has been released as an unabridged audio book.  It is also available in paperback and as an ebook on Kindle and Kobo.

Undercurrent begins with a body found in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, late at night, lying in the bottom of No. 1 Dock home to the historic M33 Monitor.  At the time of writing this novel the M33 Monitor was not open to the public but since then the  Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £1.75 million to the National Museum of the Royal Navy to restore and open it to visitors for the first time in its  history.  This gallant little ship launched in May 1915, is the  sole remaining British veteran of that year’s Gallipoli Campaign.  I decided it would be the perfect place to put a body!

M33 Monitor Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where a body is found in the dock in DI Andy Horton, Undercurrent

In Undercurrent, naval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead  in the bottom of the dock after giving an evening public lecture in the National Museum of the Royal Navy near by.

The body in No. 1 Dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, DI Andy Horton investigates in Undercurrent

There are currently twelve  books in the DI Andy Horton series,  with number thirteen being published in February 2017.

Library Journal in the USA says of Undercurrent, "Those seeking an outstanding British police procedural will devour the ninth entry in Rowson’s sea-oriented series. Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist’s tortured journey while creating abundant tension for the main plot of political intrigue."

The DI Andy Horton novels have been compared by reviewers with those in the "upper echelon of American procedurals by Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey."

They are set against the powerfully evocative backdrop of the ever changing sea in the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

Now available as an unabridged audio book, narrated by Gordon Griffin


Undercurrent, the ninth in the DI Andy Horton series, in paperback and as an ebook

Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the Major Crime Team is adamant it is suicide. Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure. Then another body is found in similar circumstances and 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 deaths have 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 though someone is determined to prevent it from ever coming out, even if means death

Booklist says, "As usual, Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced, knuckle-biting action."

The DI Andy Horton crime series delivers a continuing narrative that includes compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic entanglements and political intrigue and has been optioned for television by top UK production company, Lime Pictures.


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