Deadly Waters - no. 2 in the DI Andy Horton Series
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...
"Rowson adds an appealing hero to the British Police Procedural ranks." Kirkus Reviews (USA)
A woman, the head teacher of a struggling inner city Portsmouth school, is found brutally murdered on the Mulberry in Langstone Harbour. A note is found on the body "Have you forgotten ME?"Is it a senseless murder by an unhinged killer or does someone close to the head have a motive for murder? As Horton delves deeper into the investigation, aided by Sergeant Cantelli, the tension mounts. With the clock ticking Horton is soon forced to take a decision that will put his life on the line . . .
Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police drama”. Her cops are tough yet fallible.
DI Andy Horton is a flawed and rugged cop. Living on board his small yacht in Southsea Marina since his estrangement from his wife following a gross misconduct charge, the sailing detective is a man rarely at peace, unless he is on the sea. When fighting crime he is prepared to take risks and is fearless in his search for justice. He's been raised in children's homes and foster homes after his mother abandoned him as a child. He has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside. Being alone is his greatest fear, yet he is alone.
'Having spent many years as a professional crime fighter, I fought shy of reading crime fiction until I set eyes on Paulines' excellent books. If you haven't read any of her books - do so now. You will never look back!' Gordon D. S Maddocks Former Assistant Chief Constable (Devon and Cornwall Constabulary)
'Deadly Waters will have you sitting on the edge of your seat right to the last page, I could not put it down.' Bob Hornby