Audio Books written by Pauline Rowson

Love listening to a good crime story?  Then why not share in the adventures of the rugged and flawed DI Andy Horton, or former Royal Marine Commando turned undercover investigator, Art Marvik, or step back into 1950 England with Inspector Alun Ryga as he tackles his first baffling mystery, to uncover the truth behind the man in the pinstriped suit found dead in an isolated cove on the Island of Portland in Dorset.

Inspector Ryga Mystery 2 DEATH IN THE HARBOUR 


Narrated by Jonathan Rhodes and produced by B7 Media.

DEATH IN THE COVE audio book narrated by Jonathan Rhodes and published by B7 Media. Download the audio book.


The DI Andy Horton Crime Novels - cleverly plotted, gripping, 


Pauline Rowson's Portsmouth-set mystery plots are inventive and exciting, gripping but not gruesome, and full of thrilling twists and turns. They take us to the deepest, darkest corners of human behaviour but ultimately lead us into the light.

Her novels combine character-driven, emotional punch with the scale and complexity of plotting.  Our intrepid hero on this journey is Detective Inspector Andy Horton. A man very much defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future.

Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England, Pauline Rowson's DI Andy Horton police procedural crime series has been hailed as "exemplary," "multi-layered" "cleverly plotted" with an "especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage"

The DI Andy Horton unabridged audio books published by Soundings and narrated by Gordon Griffin MBE

"The first Andy Horton novel of yours that I recorded (Deadly Waters) I knew straightaway that I was in the safe hands of a consummate storyteller with realistic characters and a fascinating plot. It’s always an exciting moment when I’m booked to record another of your books. I know that it’s going to be a pleasurable experience. And it always is."  Gordon Griffin MBE

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel  - published on 1 May 2019

 When Horton 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


An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

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

A Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

An investigation into a body found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour throws DI Andy Horton's capabilities into question. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but he also has to prove he's still up to the job.

'Multilayered, twisted, and complex...a surprising conclusion and a satisfying read.' Booklist

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

 A cold grey January morning, a woman with a gun in her hand - a corpse on an abandoned golf course. Is she a killer?  Horton doesn't think so. Soon he's uncovering a web of intrigue that ripples down the years and which someone is determined should never be revealed

'Another solid entry in a consistently well written series,' Booklist USA

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

TV diving personality Nicholas Farnsworth's life is threatened... A deranged elderly lady in a nursing home claims she's been attacked by an intruder... A mother's conviction that her son's death on Christmas Eve was no accident...are the incidents related? Horton believes not but soon he's caught up in a complex investigation  with far-reaching international implications

'Rowson turns out an exemplary procedural.' Starred Review Kirkus (USA)

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

 A woman found brutally murdered on the Mulberry in Langstone Harbour.  A note on the body "Have you forgotten ME?" Horton has only a week to find a killer before he's booted off the case...

"Rowson adds an appealing hero to the British Police Procedural ranks." Kirkus Reviews (USA)

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

 A body found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour throws Horton into a complex and frustrating investigation. Ass the tension mounts to solve the case, Horton receives a chilling message; time, it seems, is also running out for him personally.

"A treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery." Kirkus Reviews

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

Friday the thirteenth, a  decomposed corpse in Portsmouth Harbour, a woman brutally murdered, a missing prisoner out on licence.  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

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

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. Soon Horton is forced to confront the past, not just the victim’s, but the mystery surrounding his mother’s disappearance over thirty years ago.

"A gripping, suspense-filled murder entertaining read in an engaging series..." Booklist

An Inspector Andy Horton crime novel

Naval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.  It looks like suicide but Horton goes out on a limb to prove otherwise. Soon he's embroiled in a cover up at the highest level.

'Rowson offers up a thorny, multifaceted plot; a profusion of unusual twists; a likable yet complex hero; and plenty of fast-paced, knuckle-biting action.' Booklist USA

Introducing undercover investigator, Art Marvik, in a fast-paced crime series

"Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik.A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series, action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist

The Art Marvik crime series published by Soundings and narrated read by Peter Noble.

An Art Marvik mystery thriller

Adrift after leaving the Royal Marines, Marvik finds himself being used as bait to catch a ruthless killer whose slaying spree spans the decades.It's a mission that will put all his skills and training to the test- a dangerous assignment that could cost him his life.

An Art Marvik mystery thriller

In his second mission for the National Intelligence Marine Squad, former marine commando Art Marvik finds himself on the trail of a 50-year-old mystery, his task to catch a ruthless killer whose murders span over half a century.

'Rowson’s superhero, Art Marvik, returns in another pulse-pounding adventure. Delivering more than enough action to keep adrenaline junkies reading.' Booklis

Narrated by Peter Noble and published by Soundings. It is also published in paperback as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle.

Tough, fearless and fit, Marvik is not bound by the rules of the law

 Where to buy

Order Pauline Rowson's unabridged audio books from local booksellers, with the exception of Waterstones. Alternatively you can order direct from the publisher via their website or by telephone on 01865 250333.

Also available on Audible via Amazon and for loan in public libraries.

Available in CD and MP3 CD format.

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