Pauline Rowson author of the popular DI Andy Horton police procedural crime series, the Art Marvik marine mystery crime novels and standalone thrillers set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England
Pauline Rowson talks about her detective Andy Horton , timeframes and locations
Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed as being "outstanding British police procedurals". If it's a fast-paced story with a flawed, rugged copper who is instinctive, bucks the system AND gets results then Inspector Andy Horton is your man. He currently appears in 13 crime novels. Then there is her other troubled hero Art Marvik an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad whose missions in 3 fast paced thrillers are to track down ruthless killers. Her plots are multi-layered and complex so you'll need to follow hard to keep up with all the players and sub plots but it will be well worth it if you enjoy gripping story lines and action. All Pauline Rowson's crime novels are set against the backdrop of the sea, she admits to being a terrified sailor and can can never be away from the sea for too long before suffering withdrawal symptoms. She can often be found walking the coastal paths in southern England looking for a good place to put a body and has so far managed to avoid arrest although she's optimistic that one day Inspector Andy Horton might do just that!
Delighted to announce that Severn House Publishers has sold USA mass market direct to consumer paperback rights to Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novel Fatal Catch to American publisher Harlequin Books.
Fatal Catch is the twelfth novel in the DI Andy Horton police procedural crime series of which the latest Lethal Waves was published by Severn House in the UK in February 2017 and in the USA in June 2017. The Inspector Andy Horton series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
The Detective Andy Horton crime novels (13) are already published in hardcover, trade paperback and as an ebook in the USA and UK by Severn House. Some are also published as unabridged audio books by Soundings. The Inspector Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed as "exemplary," "multi-layered" "cleverly plotted" with reviewer, Booklist, claiming that Andy Horton is an "especially…
As it's December I thought I would feature on this blog two of my crime novels which are set around the festive season, THE SUFFOCATING SEA, number 3 in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series, and FATAL CATCH, the twelfth Inspector Andy Horton crime novel. During the month there will be extracts from both crime novels and a chance to watch the book trailers but you can skip the blogs if you wish and go right to the appropriate book page on my website for more details of both novels.
"A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment." Crime Book Club
And here is a taster of the beginning of The Suffocating Sea
The blue pulsating lights of the fire engines radiated out of the dense freezing fog like revolving spotlights on a stage as Sergeant Cantelli swung into the car park at Horsea Marina. Inspector Andy Horton shivered. A cold, clammy feeling fingered its way up his spine. He’d been to hundreds of fires in his career, …
This fascinating article is a useful read for crime fiction authors and those interested in CSI. It is reprinted with the kind permission of The Conversation where it first appeared. It is written by Alastair Ruffell Research associate in Geoforensics,Queen's University Belfast
All good research stuff for me even though my crime novels are set around the sea rather than small enclosed spaces as described here. But there are rivers and canals on Inspector Andy Horton's patch. Perhaps this location (see picture of the Spur Redoubt, Portsmouth) I am using in the fourteenth Inspector Andy Horton novel (hopefully to be published in 2018 would warrant some of the methods described here.
How science is helping the police search for bodies in the water
Police divers have started searching a canal in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, hoping to find the remains of schoolgirl Moira Anderson who disappeared, suspected murdered, in 1957. The operation follows an investigation by my colleague…