Inspector Andy Horton Crime Novels
A compelling and gripping series of detective crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton set on the south coast of England in the Solent area of Portsmouth and Isle of Wight, hailed both in the UK and the USA as 'exemplary police procedurals.'
The Andy Horton series has been acclaimed as having everything: compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic entanglements and political intrigue played out against the dramatic and powerfully evocative British marine landscape of Portsmouth and the Solent.
DI Horton novels in order
Tide of Death, Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man's Wharf, Blood on the Sand, Footsteps on the Shore, A Killing Coast,Death Lies Beneath, Undercurrent, Death Surge, Shroud of Evil, Fatal Catch, Lethal Waves.
Horton is a brave but flawed character, fit and fearless with a desperate need to belong and yet always just on the outside. He’s never quite able to trust or let go of the enforced control that’s protected him throughout his tough childhood. A boy from the streets of Portsmouth, he’s been raised with the rough, the evil, the manipulative, the selfish and the vulnerable. He seeks justice and doesn’t much care how he gets it, just as long as the villains get caught. He rides a Harley Davidson and lives on his yacht in Southsea Marina.
Lethal Waves DI Andy Horton (13)
Published in the USA on 1 June 2017
On his return from Guernsey, Horton is called out to investigate the death of a vagrant whose body is found under a rotting houseboat on the shores of Portsmouth
Fatal Catch, DI Andy Horton (12)
Trust no one, believe nothing….Detective Inspector Andy Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand.Is it that of missing violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And where is the rest of the corpse? Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem. Assailed by doubts both in his personal and professional life, Horton desperately tries to keep his emotional feelings under control and his focus on his work. His instincts tell him to trust no one and believe nothing; he’s not sure though whether this time he’ll succeed …
The DI Andy Horton novels in order
Tide of Death DI Andy Horton 1.
Deadly Waters DI Andy Horton 2.
The Suffocating Sea DI Andy Horton 3.
DI Horton is called to investigate a suspicious fire on board a boat, but as soon as he arrives at the marina he experiences a premonition so strong that it’s almost audible. As he views the charred remains of the dead man he knows instinctively that this investigation will be like no other, and he’s right. Soon Horton is forced to confront the past, not just the victim’ past, but the mystery surrounding his mother’s disappearance over thirty years ago. As the pieces of a long ago puzzle begin to unravel, it soon becomes clear to Horton that this is one case someone is determined he should never solve – masterminded by a dangerous adversary who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out...
Dead Man's Wharf DI Andy Horton 4.
Blood on the Sand DI Andy Horton 5.
Footsteps on the Shore DI Andy Horton 6.
A Killing Coast DI Andy Horton 7.
Death Lies Beneath DI Andy Horton 8.
Undercurrent DI Andy Horton 9.
When naval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, the Major Crime Team is adamant it is suicide. Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure. Then another body is found in similar circumstances and Horton is convinced they’re looking at murder; but not so his bosses. Angry and frustrated at the lack of investigation, Horton goes out on a limb to prove he’s right. Whichever way he turns, he finds the deaths have all the hallmarks of a cover up at the highest level, but who is behind it and why? Soon Horton begins to find disturbing similarities with his own private investigations into the disappearance of his mother thirty years ago. As he gets closer to the truth it seems someone is determined to stop him finding the killer and keep the truth from ever coming out, even if means death: Horton’s and others’ . . .
Death Surge DI Andy Horton 10.
A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Detective Inspector Horton’s sailing trip to France. Summoned back to the Isle of Wight, Horton learns that Johnnie has not shown up for racing during Cowes Week, as previously arranged. The investigation is ranked low priority by Horton’s boss, Detective Chief Inspector Lorraine Bliss, who like others believes Johnnie has probably gone off with a woman.But events take a very different turn when the charred remains of a body are discovered in one of the disused tunnels at the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth. With the arrival of Detective Chief Superintendent Sawyer of the Intelligence Directorate and Agent Harriet Eames of Europol, what began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer .
Shroud of Evil DI Andy Horton 11.
DI Andy Horton
"Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms." Booklist
Detective Inspector Horton of Portsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. The formidable Eunice Swallows, Kenton’s business partner, seems unwilling to give Horton any useful information, and Horton – irritated at being assigned such a low-ranking investigation – suspects the disappearance has a mundane explanation. Either Kenton is with a woman, or he’s stolen from a client and absconded with the money.
But when Kenton’s car turns up, and a shocking discovery is made, things turn serious. Immediately, Horton finds himself embroiled in an investigation that has major personal ramifications, and one in which he has no choice but to withhold vital information. As he struggles to crack the case, he knows it is only a question of time before someone discovers he’s kept silent, and when that’s revealed, his part in hindering a major investigation will end his career . . .
Where to buy
Pauline Rowson's crime novels are available from all good booksellers in paperback, as an ebook, Large Print and as unabridged audio book and for loan in libraries in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.