Pauline Rowson at Haslar Marina, Gosport featured in DI Andy Horton, DEATH SURGE
The busy Solent
The great variety of locations also provides diversity of scenes within a novel. Horton can be on a stony or sandy beach, at an expensive marina or a rotting boatyard, on the police launch in the Solent or crossing on the ferry or the hovercraft from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. Andy Horton’s patch is Portsmouth and there are plenty of interesting locations around the city to choose where to put a body!
I’ve used the fortifications of Old Portsmouth, the Town Camber, Southsea beach, Milton Common, the historic tunnels of Hilsea Lines, Tipner, Portsmouth International Port, the Historic Dockyard and many more in the so far published fourteen crime novels. There are still many more intriguing and interesting locations around the vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth which indeed could keep a crime author scribbling for years, and DI Andy Horton fully occupied until retirement.
The Mulberry in Langstone Harbour DI Andy Horton DEADLY WATERS
Town Camber Portsmouth used in DI Andy Horton crime novels
Portsmouth - DI Andy Horton's Patch
Spitbank Fort, Solent, featured in DI Andy Horton DEAD PASSAGE
Pauline Rowson on research for DEAD PASSAGE
The Watergate, Portchester Castle featured in DI Andy Horton Footsteps on the Shore
Rat Island in Portsmouth Harbour in DI Andy Horton, DEAD PASSAGE
A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past.
"A detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey." Mystery People Magazine