His marriage has broken up and he's living on board his small yacht in a marina in Portsmouth on the South Coast of England. Out running in the early morning of a foggy August Bank Holiday Monday he almost trips over the naked body of a man on the Portsmouth beach. Horton has a murder to solve and a point to prove, he is still a good cop. Determined to clear his name and re-establish his reputation, Horton finds his personal problems sidelined as he sets out to find a ruthless killer.
Chosen by Amazon as the Best of Crime Fiction 2006
But you don't have to begin with the first in the Andy Horton series. The Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novels can be read in any order because each is a standalone mystery. In each DI Andy Horton (and there are now 13 in the series) there is a new crime for the flawed and rugged detective to investigate and there is also the drama of his unfolding personal life and his quest to discover the truth behind his mother's disappearance (Jennifer Horton) thirty years ago.
Pauline Rowson with FOOTSTEPS ON THE SHORE
"The Harley Davidson–riding, houseboat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read." Publishers Weekly
'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
DEAD PASSAGE is the latest to be published (2018) So DI Andy Horton has come a long way since first appearing in Tide of Death in 2006.
The DI Andy Horton novels in order:
Tide of Death
The Suffocating Sea
Dead Man's Wharf
Blood on the Sand
Footsteps on the Shore
A Killing Coast
Death Lies Beneath
Shroud of Evil (2014)
Fatal Catch (2015)
Lethal Waves (2017)
The Inspector Andy Horton crime novels are available as paperbacks, e books, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, as unabridged audio books and in large print.
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