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Rowson's latest DI Andy Horton, Shroud of Evil, gets glowing reviews from the USA

Shroud of Evil -DI Andy Horton- Pauline RowsonPauline Rowson's crime series featuring the Portsmouth based copper, the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton is proving popular with readers in the USA where the latest in the series, Shroud of Evil, has been given glowing reviews and has been snapped up by the Rights Center as being ideal material for a television series and film.

Shroud of Evil, the eleventh in the DI Andy Horton series, has received glowing reviews in America ahead of its publication there on 1 August 2014.  It was published in the UK and Commonwealth on 30 April 2014.

Publishers Weekly says, "A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down," while Booklist reviewer hails Shroud of Evil as "A swirling cyclone of action leading to a shocking conclusion that will leave readers eager for the next installment in this always-surprising series."

Shroud of Evil has been described as a "A traditional whodunit with modern twists and realistic procedural content." "Yet another brilliant installment in a thoroughly enjoyable, original crime series by a talented British author. Full of twists and turns, colourful characters and hints of disharmony and mistrust between colleagues in the police force." "Her best book so far."

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 been sold to several countries including China.

The DI Andy Horton novels have been compared with those in the "upper echelon of American procedurals by Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey."

Booklist say, "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."

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.

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.

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