Tide of Death - the first in the DI Andy Horton Series
A naked body of a man found on the beach
Horton’s second day back in Portsmouth CID following his suspension
He has a case to solve and a point to prove - he's still a good cop
Chosen by Amazon as the Best of Crime Fiction 2006
It is Horton’s second day back in Portsmouth CID following an eight month suspension on a charge of gross misconduct. Determined to prove his innocence of the charges that have wrecked his career and his marriage Horton finds his personal investigations sidelined when the naked body of a man is found on the beach. Aided by Sergeant Cantelli, Horton sets out to find a killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. As he starts to uncover dark secrets that someone would rather not have exposed, he risks not only his career but also his life…
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.
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'A strong plot and some nice characterisation and dialogue, which makes this a notch above the average fare out there. Rowson is clearly a crime writer to watch.' www.amazon.com
'Pauline Rowson's marine mystery series can do for the Solent what Inspector Morse did for Oxford.' Daily Echo
'Rowson brilliantly blends the worlds of police detection and yachting in this Andy Horton murder mystery.' Bertrams Books
'Pauline's books are full of twists and turns. She is definitely one to watch.' Play.com