On location with Inspector Andy Horton in Footsteps on the Shore

Footsteps on the Shore is the sixth in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series. It is available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

In this crime novel the rugged and flawed, Harley Davidson riding, sailing detective Andy Horton is once again drawn into a complex murder case.  Assisted by Sergeant Barney Cantelli, often thwarted by his boss DCI Lorraine Bliss, and working with the head of the major crime team, the coarse and blunt Detective Superintendent Uckfield, Horton is, as usual, under pressure to get results.

Here are some photographs from the locations featured in Footsteps on the Shore.

Portsmouth Hard featured in Andy Horton Mystery, Footsteps on the Shore

Friday the thirteenth begins badly for Andy Horton when he finds his Harley has been vandalised. Then DCI Lorraine Bliss tasks him to track down a missing prisoner out on licence. No sooner does Horton set about this when a decomposed body is washed up in Portsmouth Harbour. Horton is under pressure to get results, but things are about to get much worse for the beleaguered detective …

'Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.' Booklist, Starred Review

  This novel is set in Portsmouth on the south coast of England and around the the historic Roman Fort of Portchester Castle in Portsmouth harbour.  It also features the nearby marina and the Hayling Island Coastal Path that borders Langstone Harbour.

Portchester Castle shore, featured in Footsteps on the Shore 


Looking into Portchester Castle in DI Andy Horton Footsteps on the Shore

'Deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.' Booklist, Starred Review.  

The Watergate, Portchester Castle, DI Andy Horton, Footsteps on the Shore

 'Andy Horton is 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.’ Booklist, Starred Review

Hayling Island Coastal Path, Lastone Harbour, DI Andy Horton, Footsteps on the Shore

'Horton presses on to clear up a skein of crime as tangled as one of the harbor’s ancient fishing nets. Rowson’s latest should please both Andy Horton fans and puzzle aficionados.' Kirkus

'If you are a fan of traditional detective fiction in a vivid setting that makes you believe that you are there, you will love this one.'   Mystery People Magazine.

Where to buy

Pauline Rowson's books USA

Pauline Rowson's books UK

From your local bookshop

Also available as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and for loan from UK, USA, Irish and Commonwealth libraries


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