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DI Horton novels attract glowing reviews from USA and interest from TV and Film

Death Surge - DI Andy Horton Pauline Rowson's crime series featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton is proving popular with readers in the USA where it has been given glowing reviews and has been snapped up by the Rights Center as being ideal material for a television series and film.

Death Surge, the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series, has received another favourable review in America ahead of its publication there on 1 January 2014.  It is already published in the UK and Commonwealth. 

"Rowson plunges readers into the midst of the series’ intricate backstory in her 10th Det. Insp. Andy Horton mystery (after2013’s Undercurrent).  Within three pages, a newcomer may feel as if he or she is already catching up. The fast-paced narrative with its multiple theories, will draw readers along.”Publishers Weekly

The DI Horton series and Pauline Rowson's thrillers are increasingly attracting the attention of film and television producers in the UK and abroad and translation rights have recently been sold to China where the books are being published in 2013/2014.

America reviewer Booklist said of the DI Horton series, "Deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey."

Adding,  "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."

The DI Andy Horton crime series delivers a continuing narrative that includes 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. It has the pedigree and essential ingredients to shine as a prime-time, high-end TV adaptation.



Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of police drama” by setting it against the atmospheric backdrop of the ever changing sea. Her cops are tough yet fallible; they’re forced to protect vulnerable citizens who despise the law more than the pimps and perps that have entrapped them.

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POSTED BY: ALISON ROGERS - DECEMBER 1ST, 2013 @ 7:14:11 UTC
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