The Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, DEATH LIES BENEATH is set during the month of June so I'll be featuring various articles about this crime novel.
DEATH LIES BENEATH is the eighth in the series of currently 13, soon to be 14 with the publication of DEAD PASSAGE in October 2018.
When ex con, Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate believe his murder is linked to big time crook Marty Stapleton currently serving time in prison. DI Horton is not so sure. He attends Woodley’s funeral in the hope it will give them a lead in an investigation that has drawn a blank at every turn. It does but not in the way he or anyone expected. A body is found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour throws Horton into a complex and frustrating investigation. As the tension mounts to solve the case, Horton receives a chilling message; time, it seems, is also running out for him personally…
DEATH LIES BENEATH is available in paperback and as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and on Kobo. I'm also delighted that it is available as an audio book, narrated by Gordon Griffin.
It has garnered some lovely reviews too.
"A fast paced excellent mystery, with an interesting diverse set of characters, and an intriguing hook at the end that has me eagerly awaiting the next instalment in this series.Highly recommended." Mystery People
"A treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery." Kirkus Reviews
"Rowson’s solid eighth police procedural featuring Det. Insp. Andy Horton...convincing characters and a coherent plot bolster a crafty solution to the crimes." Publishers Weekly
"Pauline Rowson is an excellent constructor of false trails and DEATH LIES BENEATH is no exception. Carefully plotted, Andy Horton is a likeable if flawed character." Mysteries in Paradise
Published in Large Print in June
A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew is missing cuts short DI Horton’s sailing trip to France What began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer...
'A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist.' Booklist USA
Talks for June 2018
In June I will be entertaining the gentlemen and their partners of Southampton East Probus Lunch Club and looking forward to meeting them all.
Aside from that I'll be continuing to write Inspector Andy Horton number 15.
Where to buy
From your local bookshop
Also available as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and for loan from UK, USA, Irish and Commonwealth libraries