Blood on the Sand - DI Horton Series
The fifth marine mystery crime novel featuring DI Andy Horton
Inspector Andy Horton’s holiday peace is shattered when stepping out across an abandoned golf course on the Isle of Wight on a cold, grey January, he finds himself facing a distraught young woman with a gun in her hand leaning over a corpse in one of the discarded bunkers. When she professes to be the dead man’s sister and psychic, Horton’s old adversary, DCI Birch, is convinced she is mentally disturbed and the killer, but Horton is not so sure. Soon he is 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. Like Ed McBain, Rowson works many subtle variations on the procedural formula (including very interesting relationships between Andy and a couple of his superiors). A definite winner in the crowded field of British procedurals.'Booklist (USA)
'The very tight plotting was very impressive and make me want to look out for further books by this author. A very enjoyable read.' Terry Halligan, England, EurocrimeMarch 2010
"I greatly enjoyed Blood on the Sand. Kept me intrigued and interested all the way." Peter Lovesey, Crime Author
"I rushed home to read "Blood and Sand" which was a real page-turner! I can't wait for your new one. Since your stories are so original, and we have such fantastic locations on the south coast, I am surprised that your work has not been televised yet - is that something we can expect in the future?" Beth Rogers